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WG: [Berlin5-programme-committee] Berlin 5 first announcement

Dear colleagues,

May I kindly draw your attention to the "Berlin 5 Open Access
conference" which shall take place in September 2007.

Best regards,
Johannes Fournier


First announcement: Berlin 5 Open Access, Italy, September 19-21, 

         *** apologies for cross-posting ***

Berlin 5 Open Access: From Practice to Impact: Consequences on 
Knowledge Dissemination Padova, Italy, September 19-21, 2007

The University of Padova, the CRUI (Council of Rectors of Italian 
Universities) and the Max Planck Gesellschaft are pleased to 
announce that the fifth conference in the "Berlin Declaration" 
tradition will take place in September 19-21, 2007 in Padova, 
Italy, with the title "Berlin 5 Open Access: From Practice to 
Impact: Consequences on Knowledge Dissemination".

The aim of the conference will be to bring together the various 
initiatives and key players within the Open Access movement in 
order to:

- maintain the enthusiasm of all people involved in the Open 
Access field,

- have an overview of the developing tools that sustain Open 
Access in scientific data and cultural heritage dissemination,

- develop the effective strategies that can contribute to the 
construction and implementation of this new paradigm of the 
scholarly communication world.

The general subjects of the conference will focus on:

a) state-of-the-art of the sharing of the Berlin Declaration 
vision: survey on the impact of the new paradigm in the 
institutions that signed the declaration; supporting bodies 
policies and activities in favour of innovative scholarly 
communication processes;

b) the Open Access scene in the developing countries and emerging 
economies: strategies, achievements, impact;

c) Open Access and the e-science: how to support the free 
circulation of scientific raw data to facilitate cooperation and 
effective reuse;

d) e-publishing: the emerging of new strategies in scientific 
data dissemination; estimate of the impact in OA journals: new 
tools for scholarly evaluation in the growing layer of Open 
Access publications; the perspective of a changing landscape in 
the scientific journals policies; progress reports on the 
transition from reader-pays to author-pays models;

e) ICT developments and collaborations that support e-publishing 
and Open Access.

The event will take place in Padova, one of the main cultural and 
economic hubs in the Northeast of Italy. In its superb medieval 
centre, Padova hosts a well renowned collection of Giotto's 
rescoes. September is a very mild month in Italy, when summer 
slowly yields to autumn in vivid colours.

The conference will be hosted by the University of Padova, among 
the oldest academic institutions in the world and the home of the 
famous scientist Galileo Galilei. The University of Padova wishes 
that this circumstance will bring good auspices for the future of 
scholarly communication and looks forward to welcoming you in 
Italy in 2007.

Further details about the conference will appear soon on the 
website: <http://oa.mpg.de/>http://oa.mpg.de/

On behalf of the organizing committee

Susanna Mornati
Project  Leader AePIC, <http://www.aepic.it/>http://www.aepic.it
Coordinator PLEIADI,

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Dr. Johannes Fournier
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
-Wissenschaftliche Literaturversorgungs- und Informationssysteme-
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Fax +49 (228) 885-2272