List of all accepted papers (sorted by name)

Open Access – a New Way for the Distribution of Scientific Information?
Session coordinator: Milan Špála,  Charles University - 1st Medical Faculty, Czech Republic
Where: 24. 5. 2006, 09:00 - 12:30, Auditorium D

Open Access - an Aggregators View

Author: Gareth Williams,  ProQuest Information and Learning, United Kingdom


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In this increasingly complex world of learned information delivery and discovery - is it possible that "free open access" really does threaten the aggregator? Open Access and Institutional Repositories are slowly and inevitably gaining momentum. Broader access to top-level information via Google (and other internet search engines) does indeed appear to be "good enough" for many in their search for content.

ProQuest is primarily an aggregator of content, creating products and services which serve to add value to the end user. This puts us in direct contact with academic librarians and faculty at institutions around the world. That, in turn, allows us a very useful perspective on the current "state of the nation" in terms of the predominant trends in information quality and access to the academic world.

Other papers in this session:

Open Access: an Overview from the UK

Author: Allan Foster, Information Industry Consultant & Writer, United Kingdom

Open Access to Professional Information - Proclamation or Danger?

Author: Jindra Planková, Silesian University - Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Czech Republic

Co-author: David Piňos / Ústřední knihovna FPF Slezské univerzity v Opavě

Digital Libraries and Citation Services

Author: Eva Bratková, Charles University - Institute of Librarianship and Information Studies, Czech Republic

The Impact of Open Access Policies on Libraries: Shaping the New Era in the Publishing Industry

Author: Daphne Kyriaki-Manessi, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece

Co-author: Challeplioglou Artemis / Foundation of Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens, Vasilakaki Eugenia / DBS SA Informatic Services Company

Open Archive in the Field of Economics: NEREUS, European Gate to Publications

Author: Jacques Hellemans, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Trends in Accessibility of Chemical Journals

Author: Aliaksandr Rahoisha, Belarusian State University, Belarus

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