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Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science: Proceedings of an International Symposium (2004)

«Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science: Proceedings of an International Symposium (2004)

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Table of Contents

Front Matter i-xii

Introduction

1 Welcome by CODATA President 1-4


2 Introduction by Symposium Chair 5-6

3 UNESCOís Approach to Open-Access and Public-Domain Information 7-9

4 Science Communication and Public Policy 10-14

Session 1: Legal, Economic, and Technological Framework for Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science

5 Introductory Remarks by Session Chair 15-18


6 Overview of Legal Aspects in the European Union 19-23

7 Database Protection in Countries of the South 24-28

8 Economic Overview of Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Scientific and Technical Information 29-32

9 Scientific Research, Information Flows, and the Impact of Database Protection on Developing Countries 33-40

10 Information Technology and Data in the Context of Developing Countries 41-44

Session 2: Data and Information in the Public Health Sector

11 Introductory Remarks by Session Chair 45-48


12 The Ptolemy Project: Delivering Electronic Health Information in East Africa 49-54

13 Health Information for Disaster Preparedness in Latin America 55-57

14 Bioline International and the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine: A Collaborative Model of Open-Access Publishing 58-62

Session 3: Data and Information in the Environmental Sector

15 Introductory Remarks by Session Chair 63-65


16 Geospatial Information for Development 66-68

17 Borders in Cyberspace: Conflicting Government Information Policies and Their Economic Impacts 69-73

18 Recent Developments in Environmental Data Access Policies in the Peoplesí Republic of China 74-76

Session 4: Basic Sciences and Higher Education

19 Introductory Remarks by Session Chair
77-80


20 Information Needs for Basic Research: An African Perspective 81-84

21 International Transfer of Information in the Physical Sciences 85-90

22 Access to Scientific Information: The Ukrainian Research and Academic Network 91-94

Session 5: Innovative Models for Public-Domain Production of and Open Access to Scientific and Technical Data and Information

23 Introductory Remarks by Session Chair 95-97


24 A Contractually Reconstructed Research Commons for Scientific Data: International Considerations 98-102

25 The Open-Source Paradigm and the Production of Scientific Information: A Future Vision and Implications for Developing Countries 103-109

26 New and Changing Scientific Publication Practices Due to Open-Access Publication Initiatives 110-113

27 Overview of Open-Access and Public-Commons Initiatives in the United States 114-118

Session 6: Examples of New Initiatives in Developing Countries

28 Introductory Remarks by Session Chair 119-121


29 Overview of Initiatives in the Developing World 122-126

30 Open-Source Geographic Information Systems Software: Myths and Realities 127-133

31 Open-Access Research and the Public Domain in South African Universities: The Public Knowledge Projectís Open Journal Systems 134-145

32 The Public Knowledge Projectís Open Journal Systems 146-149

33 Metadata Clearinghouse and Open Access to Geographic Data in Namibia 150-153

34 Open-Access Initiatives in India 154-157

35 Closing Remarks by Symposium Chair 158-160

Appendix A: Symposium Agenda 161-166

Appendix B: Biographical Summaries of Symposium Speakers and Steering Committee Members 167-175

Appendix C: Symposium Attendees 176-181

Appendix D: Acronyms and Initialisms 182-183