Open Access and Research Conference 2008

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Conference in Brisbane, Australia


The way we create and disseminate knowledge has undergone profound change over the last ten years. The capacity of ICT and the rise of a rich text, highly interactive, user generated and socially active Internet (Web 2.0) has seen linear models of knowledge production giving way to more diffuse open ended and serendipitous knowledge processes.

As a response we have seen a worldwide move towards establishing frameworks in which we can optimise access to and reuse of research especially that which is publicly funded. This has been supported by the development of open access repositories, new publishing tools and models and more strategic management of copyright at the individual and institutional level.

QUT along with many other institutions throughout the world has been a pioneer in putting in place the management practices and necessary infrastructure to promote access and innovation. We are proud to announce what we believe will be a truly landmark conference that will draw on experts from Australia and around the world speak on a range of topics such as evolving publishing models, repository management, e-Research, policy development, and legal and technical issues.