About Berlin 6
Five years ago, researchers from a wide range of disciplines came together to draft the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, which stressed the significance of unrestricted access to research results via the Internet for the future of academic publishing.
The fifth follow-up conference to this event, which takes place 11-13 November 2008 in Düsseldorf (Germany), will assess the global state of Open Access in 2008: its successes as a model for making scientific information more broadly available and the challenges it creates for established models of disseminating research results.
Open Access is relevant to organizations and individuals on many different levels, among them:
- policy makers
- commercial publishers
- university administrators
This diversity is reflected in the preliminary program and our list of speakers, both of which will be updated regularly as the date of the conference approaches.