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Betreff: [DIGLIB] UNESCO launched Global Open Access Portal
Datum: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 11:17:59 +0530
Von: anup kumar das <anupdas2072@xxxxxxxxx>
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*UNESCO launched Global Open Access Portal *

The Global Open Access Portal <http://www.unesco.org/ci/goap> (GOAP) [
http://www.unesco.org/ci/goap], aiming at presenting a top level view of
Open Access to scientific information, was launched at a special side event
organized during the36th session of the UNESCO General Conference, on
Tuesday 1 November 2011, at Paris Headquarters.

The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP) presents a snapshot of the status of
Open Access (OA) to scientific information around the world.

For countries that have been more successful in implementing Open Access,
the portal highlights critical success factors and aspects of the enabling
environment. For countries and regions that are still in the early stages
of Open Access development, the portal identifies key players, potential
barriers and opportunities.

The portal has country reports from over 148 countries with weblinks to
over 2000 initiatives/projects in Member States. The portal is supported by
an existing Community of Practice (CoP) on Open Access on the WSIS
Knowledge Communities Platform that has over 1400 members.

The GOAP is a knowledge portal that has the following features:

    - Country-wise distilled knowledge on the status of Open Access
    - Key organizations engaged in OA in Member States
    - Thematic focus areas of OA
    - Important publications on OA coming from different regions of the 
    - Critical assessment of major barriers to OA in each country
    - Potential of OA in UNESCO Member States
    - Funding and deposit mandates
    - Links to OA initiatives in the world

The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP), launched together with the revamped
Open Training Platform (OTP) and the first UNESCO Open Educational
Resources (OER) Platform, provides the information for policy-makers to
learn about the global OA environment and to view their country’s status,
and understand where and why Open Access has been most successful.

Development of the Global Open Access Portal has been made possible with
support received from the Governments of Columbia, Denmark, Norway, and the
United States. This GOAP will be a work in progress, and shall be further
improved with the support received from the community of OA practitioners.

Open Access is at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate to provide universal access
to information and knowledge, and the UNESCO Open Access programme shall
continue to facilitate policy dialogue in Member States, share knowledge
and best practices in the field of Open Access, and build and share local
capacities through North-South and South-South co-operation to build
knowledge societies for sustainable development.


*Dr. Anup Kumar Das*
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi - 110067, India


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