The goal of Berlin 8 is to share and discuss the strategies, policies, implementation mechanisms, sustainable infrastructures, and international collaboration for open access to information, especially those by governmental and funding agencies, research and education institutions, scholarly communications and knowledge organizations, to promote effective and sustainable open access in today’s and future digital research, education, and cultural environments.
Hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences & the Max Planck Society of Germany, Berlin 8 took place at the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China October 25-27, 2010.
One interesting fact that came out of the conference was that two different speakers reminded the audience that 80% of open access journals do not, in fact, charge article processing fees.
Our Canadian presenters were:
Leslie Chan from University of Toronto Scarborough who presented about the Open Access Map-Charting the Growth and Development of OA Globally; And Donald Taylor from Simon Fraser University who spoke about Open Access Journals Support in Canada: Selected Survey Results.
Go to the presentations here.