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10:50

A Contractually Reconstructed Research Commons for Scientific Data: International Considerations

Jerome REICHMAN, Duke University Law School, United States; Paul UHLIR, The National Academies, United States

11:10

The Open-Source Paradigm and the Production of Scientific Information: A Future Vision and Implications for Developing Countries

Charles SCHWEIK, University of Massachusetts, United States

11:35

New and Changing Scientific Publication Practices Due to Open-Access Publication Initiatives

Erik SANDEWALL, Linköping University, Sweden

12:00

Overview of Open-Access and Public-Commons Initiatives in the United States

Harlan ONSRUD, University of Maine, United States

12:25

Discussion

12:55

LUNCH

Session Six—Examples of New Initiatives in Developing Countries

14:00

Introductory Comments by Session Chair

Alexei GVISHIANI, United Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences

14:15

Overview of Initiatives in the Developing World

Sarah DURRANT, International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, United Kingdom

14:40

Open-Source GIS Software in Brazil

Gilberto CAMARA, National Institute for Space Research, Brazil

15:00

Public Knowledge Project Open Journal Systems

Sal MUTHAYAN, Doctoral Candidate, South Africa;

Florence MUINDE, UNESCO Fellow, Kenya

15:20

Metadata Clearinghouse and Open Access to Geographic Data in Namibia

Emma NOONGO and Nico WILLEMSE, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia

15:40

Open-Access Initiatives in India

T. B. RAJASHEKAR, National Centre for Science Information, India

16:00

General discussion

16:20

Closing Remarks by Symposium Chair

M. G. K. MENON, LEAD, India

16:30

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