Berlin 7, Paris 2009
Experts and others interested in Open Access met in Paris in December 2009 for the Berlin 7 Conference, Open Access – Reaching Diverse Communities, held at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Besides presenting how Open Access is being specifically implemented in various areas of the sciences, the conference again focussed partly on the economic framework for the promotion of Open Access. Considerable time was deliberately set aside for discussions with representatives of the publishing business. The importance of the information infrastructure for successful research and the need for better visibility and usability of research data and publications were also considered.