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Blog Entry Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10)
by Geetha Hariharan published Nov 18, 2015 last modified Nov 18, 2015 06:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Following the comment-period on the Zero Draft, the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly's Overall Review of implementation of WSIS Outcomes was released on 4 November 2015. Comments were sought on the Draft Outcome Document from diverse stakeholders. The Centre for Internet & Society's response to the call for comments is below.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry What Indian Language Wikipedias can do for Greater Open Access in India
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 22, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
The number of internet users in India was expected to reach 460 million by 2015, as the growth in the previous year was 49 percent. The total number of users for Hindi content alone reached about 60 million last year.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry How Open Access Content helps Fuel Growth in Indian-language Wikipedias
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 25, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in rural India, and because most Internet users are more comfortable in their native languages, websites producing content in Indian languages are going to drive this growth. In a country like India in which only a handful of journals are available in Indian languages, open access to research and educational resources is hugely important for populating content for the various Indian language Wikipedias.
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Blog Entry Adopting ORCID as a Unique Identifier will Benefit all Involved in Scholarly Communication
by Subbiah Arunachalam and Muthu Madhan published Oct 28, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a nonprofit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. Together with other persistent identifiers for scholarly works such as digital object identifiers (DOIs) and identifiers for organizations, ORCID makes research more discoverable.
Located in Openness
Ministry of Science makes open access to research mandatory
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 28, 2014 — filed under: ,
Researchers who fail to meet the requirements would not considered for promotions, fellowships, future grants or appointments.
Located in News & Media
Open Access Week Round-Up
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 27, 2015 last modified Dec 15, 2015 08:21 AM — filed under: , ,
Here is a round-up of events held at the University of Otago over Open Access Week. Subhashish Panigrahi made a presentation for the staff members of libraries across New Zealand. The event was organised by the University of Otago.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Open Access to Scholarly Literature in India: A Status Report: Call for Comments
by Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam and Madhan Muthu published Jul 27, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes comments on the first draft of "Open Access to Scholarly Literature in India: A Status Report". This report, on open access to scholarly literature, with a special focus on scientific literature, has been written by Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam and Madhan Muthu. The report surveys the field of scholarly and scientific publication in India and provides a detailed history of the open access movement in India.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Q&A on open access with Subbiah Arunachalam of the Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore)
by Prasad Krishna published May 05, 2011 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:01 AM — filed under: ,
Amrit Dhir, a 1L at Harvard Law School, has been working with the Harvard Law School Library on open access activities. He recently had an opportunity to interview Subbiah Arunachalam of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in India. The interview was published by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on May 5, 2011.
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Blog Entry Journals, Open Access, Copyright, Repositories
by Sanchia de Souza published Apr 07, 2009 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:01 AM — filed under:
Prof N. Mukunda, Editor of Publications, The Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, discusses open access in his keynote address at the 26 March 2009 one-day conference on 'Scholarly Communications in the Age of the Commons'.
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Blog Entry International Repository Infrastructure Workshop, Amsterdam, 16-17 March 2009: A Report
by Sanchia de Souza published Apr 27, 2009 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:01 AM — filed under:
Open Access activist Madhan Muthu recently attended the International Repository Infrastructure Workshop, held in Amsterdam, 16-17 March 2009, in company with CIS Distinguished Fellow Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam. In this entry, as a guest blogger for CIS, he files a report on the proceedings at the workshop.
Located in Openness / Blog