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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Spanish article on progress of OA

Ernest Abadal and Reme Melero, Las universidades y el apoyo institucional al Open access [Universities and institutional support for open access], ThinkEPI, June 19, 2008. (Thanks to Documenea.)

The article discusses the EUA recommendations, the SPARC/Science Commons white paper on institutional OA policies, and recent actions by the University of Barcelona and the University Rey Juan Carlos I. From the conclusion [roughly translated]:
Why must universities play a role in the free diffusion of knowledge? Traditionally reference is made to the two basic missions of the university: teaching and research. In recent years a third mission has received emphasis, the transfer and diffusion of knowledge, which emphasizes the importance that the creation of knowledge pass beyond the walls of the university so that it may be enjoyed by other organizations and people ...
Update. See also this Dutch translation of the article.