Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Palace of Wisdom not on US map


Our mission of disseminating knowledge is only half complete if the information is not made widely and readily available to society. New possibilities of knowledge dissemination not only through the classical form but also and increasingly through the open access paradigm via the Internet have to be supported. We define open access as a comprehensive source of human knowledge and cultural heritage that has been approved by the scientific community.

In order to realize the vision of a global and accessible representation of knowledge, the future Web has to be sustainable, interactive, and transparent. Content and software tools must be openly accessible and compatible.

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities

Among the 232 organisations worldwide that have signed, only one claims a USian base of operations.

Much more here.

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