Mon, 15 Dec 2003 18:43:22 GMT

WSIS support for open access. David Dickson, Information summit endorses key role of 'e-science', SciDev.Net., December 14, 2003. Excerpt: “The first session of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) ended on Friday (12 December) with endorsement of a broad list of principles intended to guide the future development of information and communication technologies (ICTs), and of a 'road map' showing how these should be put into practice. Included in the first of these is a statement recognising that science has a central role in the development of the information society, and that there is a need to ensure that scientific data remains widely accessible….The declaration also makes an explicit reference to the need to promote open access initiatives for scientific publishing as part of support for 'universal access with equal opportunities for all to scientific knowledge'.” [Open Access News]