UNESCO and Open Access                        Indrajit Banerjee, DirectorOpen Access Week 2012                            ...
In the next 3 (three) hours Globally enough information will be consumed to fill 21 million DVDs 36 billion emails will be...
In the next 3 (three hours) 22 million people would have visited Facebook; 2.8 million people would have visited LinkedIn;...
In the next 3 (three hours) some 5 million people would have visited Twitter 587 million minutes would have been spent on ...
Shall we be happy and complacent? Presence of “Knowledge Challenges”, that requires our concerted and synergized action. E...
Thus UNESCO:Believes in building inclusive knowledge societies.Leveraging of new technological innovationsPrinciple of ‘Op...
World is competitive Competitiveness of a country depends on its knowledge acquisition and sharing capacity. If we share m...
Thus at UNESCO we believe that many of the old values and ways for sharing information are not appropriate in these times....
The political mandate All countries of the world met in Paris during the 36 general Conference in October 2011 and adopted...
Easy Rationale Access to information is dear to everyone involved in research, innovation and creativity Quality teaching,...
UNESCO’s mandateis to: “Maintain, increase and diffuse knowledge:By encouraging cooperation among the nations inall branch...
Open Access is both a researcher’s greatest output and technological innovation’s most important resource. is the provisio...
Sharing of Knowledge leads to opportunities for equitable economic and social development, intercultural dialogue, and has...
What have we done since Undertook a comprehensive scan of the world of Open Access Undertook a mapping exercise, and launc...
GOAPInformation from 148 countriesIs a work in progress                                 15
WSIS KCOpen Access CommunitySome 1750 members and operate out ofUNESCO’s WSIS Knowledge Communities.                      ...
Foster Enabling Environment for OA Curricula are being developed Self Directed learning tools are being developed Software...
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Foster Enabling Environment for OA Curricula are being developed Self Directed learning tools are being developed Software...
Lets not forget Current level of access to peer-reviewed information is only about 20% We have “miles to go before we can ...
In conclusion Thank all of you for coming here today Thank the team of Myscienceworks, and University of Pierre and Marie ...
More information: b.nuepane@unesco.org   22
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What are the links between UNESCO and Open Access ? What UNESCO will do in the future to promote Open access to scientific knowledge ?

Now, the ppt of the Open access week conference is available ! A presentation made by Bhanu Neupane.

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  1. 1. UNESCO and Open Access Indrajit Banerjee, DirectorOpen Access Week 2012 1
  2. 2. In the next 3 (three) hours Globally enough information will be consumed to fill 21 million DVDs 36 billion emails will be sent some 250000 blog posts will be written – enough to fill the TIME magazine for 256 million years; 2
  3. 3. In the next 3 (three hours) 22 million people would have visited Facebook; 2.8 million people would have visited LinkedIn; more than 30 million photos would have been uploaded; 2.8 million hours of tv and movies would have been watched on Netflix; 3
  4. 4. In the next 3 (three hours) some 5 million people would have visited Twitter 587 million minutes would have been spent on Facebook More iPhones would be sold than babies that would be born in the next 3 hours. 4
  5. 5. Shall we be happy and complacent? Presence of “Knowledge Challenges”, that requires our concerted and synergized action. Erosion of access to certain information and knowledge Digital divide continues 5
  6. 6. Thus UNESCO:Believes in building inclusive knowledge societies.Leveraging of new technological innovationsPrinciple of ‘Openness’, access and sharing byfocussing on content, technology and processes. 6
  7. 7. World is competitive Competitiveness of a country depends on its knowledge acquisition and sharing capacity. If we share more, we improve the value of our research and reduce obstacles for sharing the knowledge 7
  8. 8. Thus at UNESCO we believe that many of the old values and ways for sharing information are not appropriate in these times. This is why UNESCO advocates in favour of OPEN ACCESS to Scholarly and scientific Communication. 8
  9. 9. The political mandate All countries of the world met in Paris during the 36 general Conference in October 2011 and adopted the Open Access strategy. Outlined Organization’s work over next 6 years. 9
  10. 10. Easy Rationale Access to information is dear to everyone involved in research, innovation and creativity Quality teaching, learning and research without access to new knowledge is impossible. There are several challenges, but the concept and philosophy of Open Access brings to us a variety of solutions to improve access to information and knowledge. 10
  11. 11. UNESCO’s mandateis to: “Maintain, increase and diffuse knowledge:By encouraging cooperation among the nations inall branches of intellectual activity” 11
  12. 12. Open Access is both a researcher’s greatest output and technological innovation’s most important resource. is the provision of free access to peer-reviewed, scholarly and research information to all. Is when the rights holder grants worldwide irrevocable right of access to copy, use, distribute, transmit content 12
  13. 13. Sharing of Knowledge leads to opportunities for equitable economic and social development, intercultural dialogue, and has the potential to spark innovation. 13
  14. 14. What have we done since Undertook a comprehensive scan of the world of Open Access Undertook a mapping exercise, and launched Global Open Access Portal (GOAP). 14
  15. 15. GOAPInformation from 148 countriesIs a work in progress 15
  16. 16. WSIS KCOpen Access CommunitySome 1750 members and operate out ofUNESCO’s WSIS Knowledge Communities. 16
  17. 17. Foster Enabling Environment for OA Curricula are being developed Self Directed learning tools are being developed Software that helps in creating repositories are being evaluated Best case practices are being documented Open Journal System Editor training tools The Policy Guidelines document – English – French – Russian 17
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  19. 19. Foster Enabling Environment for OA Curricula are being developed Self Directed learning tools are being developed Software that helps in creating repositories are being evaluated Best case practices are being documented Open Journal System Editor training tools The Policy Guidelines document – English – French – Russian 19
  20. 20. Lets not forget Current level of access to peer-reviewed information is only about 20% We have “miles to go before we can sleep”. Need to work collaboratively and build synergies 20
  21. 21. In conclusion Thank all of you for coming here today Thank the team of Myscienceworks, and University of Pierre and Marie Curie for working with us. Openness will pay dividends, creating an enabling environment to Open Access to scientific information, which will benefit all of us. 21
  22. 22. More information: b.nuepane@unesco.org 22

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