Open Access 2020

Open Access Glossary

Internal vocabulary often provides barriers to discussions. After the OpenCon 2014 satellite event in London, two early career researchers, Jon Tennant and Ross Mounce, realised that it’s still too difficult for many people new to Open Access and Open Data to understand key terms which the community uses.

The Open Research Glossary is designed to be a resource to inform people about the culture of ‘open scholarship’. Initially released as a PDF, the glossary will be availablie in a variety of other formats and it's updatable by the community.

You can update the Glossary on GoogleDocs.

Open Access Ambassadors

Open Access Ambassadors at the Max Planck Society - The first Ambassadors' conference has been a successful start to build up a network of Open Access advocates among young Max Planck researchers. Zoom Image
Open Access Ambassadors at the Max Planck Society - The first Ambassadors' conference has been a successful start to build up a network of Open Access advocates among young Max Planck researchers. [less]

A review on the first Ambassadors' conference has been published at:

http://www.mpdl.mpg.de/en/about-us/news.html

Read more on the Ambassadors' website at:

http://oambassadors.mpdl.mpg.de/

Open Access at the Max Planck Society

Open access means that scientific literature should be publicly available, free of charge on the internet so that those who are interested can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, refer to and, in any other conceivable legal way, use full texts without encountering any financial, legal or technical barriers other than those associated with Internet access itself. The Max Planck Society is a co-founder of the international Open Access movement. The publication of the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities” on 22 October 2003 and the subsequent annual conferences heralded the introduction of a process that heightened awareness around the theme of accessibility to scientific information. 2013 marked the tenth anniversary of the publication of the Berlin Declaration.
 
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