Sunday, 16 October 2011

IFLA establishes OA Task Force

The International Federation of Libraries Association (IFLA) has endorsed open access and established (Bordeaux, October 11th 2011) an OA Task Force to take this forward. The Task Force will work on the following issues:

-          Advocate for the adoption and promotion of OA policies within the framework of the UN institutions;
-          Build capacity within the IFLA Memebership to advocate for OA at the national level, through the development of case studies and best practices for OA promotion;
-          Connect to various organisations working for OA – such as SPARC, COAR, OASPA, EIFL, Bioline International & DOAJ, among others.

The first step is to produce a road map for the work to be presented to IFLA Governing Board in December 2011, and to begin collecting case studies and best practice as to how the library associations can promote national policies and programmes to foster the progress of OA.

Dedicated web pages will be created in cooperation with IFLA Head Quarters.

The Task Force has the following members (two of which are Trustees of the EPT):

Lars Bjornshauge,1st Vice President Swedish Library Association  (contact, see below)
- Christoph Bruch, Member Ellen Tise´ Presidential working group on OA
- Leslie Chan, Associate Director Bioline International, Trustee EPT, University of Toronto,    Scarborough, Canada;
 - Jan Hegerlid, Programme Coordinator of OA se, National Library of Sweden

- Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Net, OA Manager, Rome, Italy
      - Derek Law, Professor University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Chair EPT
- Rick Luce, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, Emory University, USA
- Felipe Martinez, Director, University Center for Library Science Research, Autonomous University of Mexico
- Reggie Raju, Member Ellen Tise´ Presidential working group on OA
- Bas Savenijie, Diector, National Library of Netherlands
- Xuamao Wang, Associate Vice-Provost, Emory University Libraries, Emory University, USA
- Qiang Zhu, Director, Peking University Library, Beijing, China

From announcement sent by:
Lars Bjornshauge
Independent Libraries & Scholarly Communications Professional
1st Vicce President Swedish Library Association
mobile phone +45 53510603
Skype id: lbj-lub0603

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