Keynote 4: Wolfram Horstmann

Wolfram Horstmann (Bielefeld Universit/DRIVER)

12 November 2008, University of Düsseldorf, Germany

Both open access and technical interoperability are requirements of scholarly communication – rather than ends in themselves. Both provide novel added alues but sometimes at the cost of additional workload. Looking between scholarly necessity and technical feasibility, the presentation will provide an overview of the most important and the most recent technical developments aiming at making open access an integral part of everyday life in scholarship – ranging from office applications to the federation of publication archives at an international scale. By giving insights in the results of initiatives such as DRIVER it will highlight core policy issues for the development of publication archives.