IFLA, along with Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL) and UNESCO, held an Interactive Facilitation Meeting on Open Access in Geneva, Switzerland on May 19th, as part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2011.

The meeting looked at the current achievements of the key players in the field of open access and facilitated a discussion about whether they are replicable across countries. Participants addressed how open access could be included in national and regional research and educational policies.

The recent IFLA Statement on Open Access was also introduced and discussed. 

The panelists’ presentations are available:

  • Sanjaya Mishra, Programme Specialist (ICT in Education, Science and Culture), UNESCO-Promoting Open Access to Scientific Information. [PDF]
  • Lars Bjornhauge, Chief Librarian, Lund University Library, Sweden (Member of IFLA President’s Working Group on Open Access)-Open Access: a Movement in Progress. [PDF]
  • Iryna Kuchma, eIFL Open Access Programme Manager-Open Access Policies in Developing and Transition Countries. [PDF]
  • Jens Vigen, the Head of Scientific Information Service and the Head Librarian of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, Member of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data, Geneva, Switzerlan-Removing Barriers to Science. [PDF]