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2010-10-27 06:00

KIT signs Berlin Declaration on Open Access

 

 

Within the framework of Open Access Week 2010, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, thereby becoming the first university in Baden-Wuerttemberg to do so. The declaration was initiated by German and international research organisations and universities in October 2003 at a conference entitled "Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities". The inaugural German signatories included the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. Open Access pursues the goal of providing unrestricted worldwide access to the results of publicly funded research. KIT was among the first research organisations to be awarded funding under the DFG's new Open Access Publishing programme, which aims to promote sustainable modern scholarly communication structures. (Source: blog.bibliothek.kit)