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International Symposium on Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science

International Symposium on Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science

International Symposium on Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science - UNESCO Headquarters, Fontenoy Room II; Paris, France — 10-11 March 2003
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Monday, 10 March
   
8:00 Registration
8:40

Welcome by CODATA President
Shuichi IWATA, University of Tokyo, Japan

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8:45

Introduction by Symposium Chair
M.G.K. MENON, LEAD India

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8:55

Keynote Address: Science Communication and Public Policy
David DICKSON, Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net), UK

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Session One—Legal, Economic, and Technological Framework for Open Access and Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science
9:20

Introductory Remarks by Session Chair
Elizabeth LONGWORTH, Industry New Zealand, New Zealand

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9:30

Overview of Legal Aspects in the European Union
Thomas DREIER, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

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9:55

The Legal Context in Developing Countries
Alan STORY, University of Kent Law School, UK

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10:20

Economic Overview of Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital S&T Information
Robin COWAN, MERIT/University of Maastricht, Netherlands

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10:45 COFFEE
11:10

UNESCO's Approach to Open Access and Public-Domain Information
Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General, UNESCO

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11:25

Economic Considerations for Open Access and Public Domain Availability of Scientific Information in Developing Countries
Clemente FORERO-PINEDA, University of Bogota, Colombia

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11:50

Information Technology and Data in the Context of Developing Countries
Chrisanthi AVGEROU, London School of Economics, UK

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2:15 1 Discussion
12:45 LUNCH
   
The Opportunities and Challenges of Open Access and Public-Domain Scientific Information in Developing Countries
Session Two — Data and Information in the Public Health Sector
14:00

Introductory Remarks by Session Chair
Dialo DIOP, Université Cheihk Anta Diop, Senegal

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14:10

The Ptolemy Project: Delivering Electronic Health Information in East Africa
Massey BEVERIDGE, University of Toronto, Canada

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14:35

Health Information for Disaster Preparedness in Latin America
Jean Luc PONCELET, Pan American Health Organization, USA

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15:00

Bioline International and the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine: A Collaborative Model of Open Access Publishing
D.K. SAHU, JPM Managing Editor, India, and Leslie CHAN, Bioline, Canada

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15:25 COFFEE
   
Session Three—Data and Information in the Environmental Sector
15:50

Introductory Remarks by Session Chair
Farouk EL BAZ, Boston University

16:00

Geospatial Information in Development
Mukund RAO, Indian Space Research Organisation

16:25

A Comparative Analysis of Data Access Policies in Meteorology
Peter WEISS, U.S. National Weather Service, USA

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16:50

Recent Developments in Environmental Data Access Policies in the Peoples' Republic of China
LIU Chuang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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17:15 Discussion
17:50 ADJOURN
18:00 RECEPTION
   
Tuesday, 11 March
   
8:15 Registration
   
Session Four—Basic Sciences and Higher Education
8:50

Introductory Remarks by Session Chair
Lulama MAKHUBELA, South African Data Archive, South Africa

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9:00

Information Needs for Basic Research: An African Perspective
Andrew KANIKI, National Research Foundation, South Africa

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9:25

International Transfer of Information in the Physical Sciences
R. Stephen BERRY, University of Chicago, USA

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9:50

Access to Scientific Information: Distance Education-The Ukraine and other CIS Countries Perspectives
Mikhail ZGUROVSKY, National Technical University of Ukraine, Ukraine.

10:15 COFFEE
   
Session Five—Innovative Models for Public-Domain Production of and Open Access to S&T Data and Information
10:40

Introductory Remarks by Session Chair
Dominique FORAY, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, France

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10:50

A Contractually Reconstructed Research Commons for Scientific Data: International Considerations
Jerome REICHMAN, Duke University Law School, USA, and Paul UHLIR, The National Academies, USA

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11:10

The Open Source Paradigm and the Production of Scientific Information: A Future Vision and Implications for Developing Countries
Charles SCHWEIK, University of Massachusetts, USA

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11:35

New and Changing Scientific Publication Practices Due to Open Access Publication Initiatives
Erik SANDEWELL, Linköping University, Sweden

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12:00

Overview of Open Access and Public Commons Initiatives in the United States
Harlan ONSRUD, University of Maine, USA

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12:25 Discussion
12:55 LUNCH
   
Session Six—Examples of New Initiatives in Developing Countries
14:00

Introductory Remarks by Session Chair
Alexei GVISHIANI, United Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

14:15

Overview of Initiatives in the Developing World
Sarah DURRANT, International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, UK

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14:40

Open Source GIS Software in Brazil
Gilberto CAMARA, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil

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15:00

Public Knowledge Project Open Journal System
Sal MUTHAYAN, Doctoral Candidate, South Africa, and Florence MUINDE, UNESCO Fellow, Kenya

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15:20

Metadata Clearinghouse and Open Access to Geographic Data in Namibia
Emma NOONGO and Nico WELLEMSE, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia

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15:40

Open Access Initiatives in India
T.B. RAJASHEKAR, National Centre for Science, India

16:00 General discussion
16:20

Closing Remarks by Symposium Chair
M.G.K. MENON, LEAD India

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16:30 ADJOURN