Registration is now open for the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference!

Registration is now open for the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, to be held at the Wallenberg Research Centre, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch, South Africa  from 7-8 November 2012. Registration is also open for Pre-conference Workshops to be presented on 6 November 2012.  The theme of the Conference is Networked scholarship in a networked world: participation in Open Access. The programme will be made available on the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference web at www.berlin10.org in due course. 

To register for the Conference and Pre-conference Workshops, please visit: http://www.lib.sun.ac.za/b10/register.html 

Please note that space is limited. Early Bird registration closes on the 15th of September 2012, and General Registration on the 24th of October 2012.

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The Berlin 10 Open Access Conference is being organised by Stellenbosch University, in collaboration with the Max Planck Society. Other partners include the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and UNESCO.

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The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, issued in 2003 by international research, scientific, and cultural institutions, promotes the Internet as a medium for disseminating global knowledge. It has been signed by the leaders of over 300 research institutions, libraries, archives, museums, funding agencies, and governments from around the world. Signatories include the Max Planck Society (co-initiator and custodian of the declaration), CERN, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academia Europea, Harvard University, and the International Federation of Library Associations.

The Berlin Open Access Conference Series supports the continued adoption and realisation of the principles of the declaration and has been hosted in Germany, Switzerland, England, Italy, France, China, and more recently in the USA (North America). Berlin 10 will mark the first such meeting to take place on the African continent. The program will feature concrete steps taken by a variety of stakeholders to support Open Access and invite participants to consider added actions that might be taken – including encouraging signatures to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Please visit http://www.berlin10.org/call-to-action.html for more information.

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For registration enquiries, please contact: 

Ellen Claasen ellen.claasen@mrc.ac.za

 

All other enquiries can be directed to:

Ina Smith ismith@sun.ac.za

 

More information on the registration process: http://www.berlin10.org/reg.html

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