Comparative study on current European policies and/or guidelines for open access in the health field.
URL : http://eprints.rclis.org/14788/
EU COPYRIGHT LAW IN SUPPORT OF EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION :
“Key points :
– Freedom of access to knowledge for EU citizens is trapped in a complex web of national laws and local licensing arrangements
– Current EU copyright law does not enable the vision of either a “Europe of knowledge” in the Bologna Process or of a “unified” European Research Area to be realised
– Exceptions and limitations harmonised to fit best practice are required to allow content to move digitally across Member States in support of education, research and libraries
– European Parliament support for open content licensing will strengthen authors’ rights, meet the needs of researchers, teachers and learners, and enable the free flow of knowledge in support of the “fifth freedom”
URL : http://www.knowledge-exchange.info/Default.aspx?ID=400
Educating Europe – Exploiting the benefits of ICT :
This report looks at how information and communication technology (ICT) is playing a key role in the education and training of European citizens. ICT offers far more than a convenient way to deliver educational content. Today, researchers are demonstrating how ICT can actually enhance the learning process for all Europeans and make lifelong learning part of everyday activity.
URL : http://cordis.europa.eu/ictresults/pdf/policyreport/INF%207%200100%20IST-R%20policy%20report-education_final.pdf
ICT for all – Technology supporting an inclusive world :
This report explores Europe’s vision for a society where every individual can make a valuable contribution. Investments in pioneering and commercially focused research will produce information and communication technologies (ICTs) that should help everyone – including the elderly, disabled and marginalised – to fulfil their potential.
URL : http://cordis.europa.eu/ictresults/pdf/policyreport/INF%207%200100%20IST-R%20policy%20report-eInclusion_final%20studio.pdf
Over the course of the past decade open access (OA) has moved from the preserve of a few visionaries to the mainstream of scholarly communicatons. The growth of OA has been dramatic (by any metric). But nowhere has this shift been more obvious than in the arena of public policy. Ten years ago there were no OA policies and any hope that they may be developed quickly was tempered by an inherent conservatism amongst administrators who did not wish to change the well‐established and understood (although increasingly flawed) system. The sudden shift can only be understood when OA is seen in the context of wider political and policy issues. This paper describes that context in Europe and outlines some of the most significant European OA policies and policy statements.
URL : http://bit.ly/cI5EMg