Sustainable Development

Tim Berners-Lee at TED 2010 University: “The year open data went worldwide but we have only just started”. At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for “raw data now” — for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web. At TED University in 2010, he shows a few of the interesting results […]

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My Monday morning reminder to keep my eye on the global, societal benefits of OA came in the form of a google alert. The IFLA site was updated but the page refers to a 2004 declaration…….. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has a statement on Open Access to Scholarly Literature and […]

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On Oct. 20, 2009, during OPEN ACCESS WEEK at the University of Western Ontario, two panelists (Professor Joaquin Madrenas, Head of Immunology, Robarts Research Institute and Professor Ajit Pyati,,Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies) discussed the benefits of open access from the perspectives of scholar/researcher and international development. The third panelist (Professor Mark […]

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Jane on February 3rd, 2010

The Electronic Freedom Foundation has been defending rights and promoting freedom on the electronic front for 20 years. EFF acts as a watchdog and defends free speech, the individuals right to access innovation, fights to protect intellectual property, and protects our right to privacy in the courts. To celebrate these 20 years, EFF staff designer […]

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Jane on September 11th, 2009

In democratic societies, it is increasingly argued that science-society relationships should be based on establishing and institutionalizing mutual dialogues, making public concerns not only visible but the public as equal partner. We are seeing a trend in higher education for sustainable development and a realization that efforts for sustainable development require collaboration on a regional […]

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