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Open access - the view from a research funder
Date: Tuesday 10 July 2007
Venue: The Sekforde Arms, Sekforde Street, London EC1
Speaker: Robert Kiley, Wellcome Library
The web offers many new opportunities for communication. The 'open-access'
movement, against much opposition, has taken advantage of these
possibilities to provide free online copies of peer-reviewed papers and
other research documents.
As a leading research-funding body, the Wellcome Trust is committed to
making the results of researchers' findings available to all. It is also
working with other funding bodies and the British Library to develop UK
PubMed Central - a free digital research archive.
In this talk, Robert Kiley, Head of E-strategy at the Wellcome Library, will
discuss the Trust's open-access policy and how publishers have reacted to
it, as well as outlining future planned developments.
CILIP in London evening meetings are free and open to all with a
professional interest in the topic. Refreshments will be available
afterwards. As space is limited, please let us know if you are coming. It
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