Strategies for Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Latin America: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development

Scholarly Information: a new model for Brazil

Hélio Kuramoto

The access to scholarly information has become a challenge to developing countries like Brazil. The crisis affecting scientific journals has been vastly discussed but, many times, its real dimensions are unknown. Besides the rapidly rising journal's subscription prices, there are other factors like those concerning copyright, latency between results and their actual publication, and restriction on what can be published and how it can be disseminated. IBICT has joined the movement of Open Access to Knowledge and has used OAI-PMH compliant software packages to store and disseminate scholarly information. The idea is designing and implementing a national policy of open access to scholarly information.

  • The Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries, of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, UN G@ID
  • U.S. National Committee for CODATA
  • Brazilian National Committee for CODATA.
  • CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries