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Information for Development

Information for Development



2012/11/01: Information for Development, a presentation by Sanjaya Mishra at the national Seminar on Knowledge Sharing on Sustainable Development: Role of Libraries organized by the Jawaharlal Nehru ...

2012/11/01: Information for Development, a presentation by Sanjaya Mishra at the national Seminar on Knowledge Sharing on Sustainable Development: Role of Libraries organized by the Jawaharlal Nehru University and UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan at New Delhi



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    • Commonwealth EducationalMedia Centre for AsiaInformation forSustainable DevelopmentSanjaya Mishra
    • Sustainable Development… development thatmeets the needs of thepresent withoutcompromising theability of futuregenerations to meettheir own needs- World Commission on Environmentand Development, 1987
    • Education for SustainableDevelopment  to integrate sustainable science and education;  to strengthen co- ordination and collaboration between different levels of education for SD; and  to mitigate information and knowledge gaps between different parts of the world.
    • The Future We Want to improve the capacity of our education systems to prepare people to pursue sustainable development enhance teacher training, develop sustainability curricula, develop training programmes prepare students for careers in fields related to sustainability use of information and communications technologies to enhance learning outcomes.
    • Indian Initiatives on ESD MHRD/National Coordination Committee Areas: Infrastructure, Education, Hea lth, Environment, Agriculture, Natural Disaster, Urban development, Poverty/ employment Centre for Environment Education
    • ESD: Problems Exponential growth of knowledge Business of knowledge and value creation Internet enabled infrastructure Access to technology Access to information
    • Knowledge Dynamics Knowledge CARRIERS & FORMATS Information Data We LEARN from.. RESEARCH & CREATIVITY LEARNING
    • Scholarly Communication • High cost of Journal subscription • Lack of transparency in Big Deals • Alternative ways to access information
    • Open AccessOpen Access is the provision offree access to peer-reviewed, scholarly andresearch information to all. Itenvisages that the rightsholder grants worldwideirrevocable right of access tocopy, use, distribute, transmit,and make derivative works inany format for any lawfulactivities with properattribution to the originalauthor.
    • Foundations of Open Access Freedom (as in free of cost and free speech) Flexibility ( choice of licensing mechanisms) Fairness ( to authors, funding bodies and society)
    • Philosophy of Open Access Knowledge is Free and should be shared amongst those who need it Access to past knowledge is essential to create new knowledge Everyone has a right to knowledge, and authors exercise their rights to share Open Access is not contrary to Copyright No individual should be discriminated due to various disadvantages Foster development of knowledge societies
    • Open Access: 4Dimensions Free Online Open Permanent
    • Types of Open Access: A Matrix
    • Growth of Open Access Gold open Access (8115 OA journals in DOAJ) Green Open Access (2211 repositories) Platinum Open Access (Social networking approach) – Mendeley, Research Gate, Academia.edu etc. 67% of Journals permit some form of self-archiving
    • Open Access Iniitiatives Directory of Open Access Journals (http://www.doaj.org) Directory of Open Access Books (http://www.doabooks.org/doab) Global Open Access Portal (http://www.unesco.org/ci/goap) Open Access Stories (http://www.oastories.org/) Open Access Week (http://www.openaccessweek.org/) Directory of Open Access Repositories (http://www.opendoar.org/) Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (http://roarmap.eprints.org/)
    • Information Sources on SD UN: Division of Sustainable Development(http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/res_agenda21_40.shtml) Rio+20 (http://www.uncsd2012.org/) IISD: SD-Cite (http://sd-cite.iisd.org/) FAO: GIS in SD (http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/gis/EIgis000.htm) Ipl2 (http://www.ipl.org/div/pf/entry/48534) World Bank (http://www.worldbank.org/depweb/english/sd.html)
    • What Libraries can do forSustainable Development?• Promote OA journals and repositories• Ask our institutions to create OA repositories• Publish in OA journals• Submit our papers to OA repositories, especially institutional repositories (if your institution does not have a repository, you can still submit at• Encourage institutions to adopt OA policies• Encourage setting up of OA funds• Promote quality of OA journals