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KNUST to sign Berlin Declaration on Open Access
News Date: 28th October 2011


Professor William Otto Ellis, Vice-Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) , on Thursday said the educational institution had decided to sign onto the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to scientific knowledge.

He said the Max Planck Society, the body responsible for signatories to the declaration, had been notified about the deal.

Prof Ellis was contributing to a discussion at the Open Access Africa 2011 Conference, organized in Kumasi, under the auspices of Bio-Med Central, an open access publishing firm and Computer Aid International, a non-governmental organization.

He said the decision was borne out of the university’s determination to promote access to its scientific research information.

Prof. Ellis said the initiative would among other things enjoin the KNUST to make permanent online dissemination of full-text articles to preserve its scientific research results.

The participants deliberated on issues bordering on access to scientific and medical research in Africa.

Prof. Ellis said for the past few years, the university had been operating the KNUSTSpace, a digital repository to showcase intellectual output and explained the device allowed for the management and dissemination of academic research, learning and teaching resources in digital format.

He said: “Open Access Publishing” ensures rapid and efficient communication of research findings for socio-economic growth.


Source: GNA


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