Open Access and A2K: Collaborative Experiences in Latin America

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Show simple item record Gómez, Nancy Diana Bongiovani, Paola Carolina 2012-11-15T16:36:26Z 2012-11-15T16:36:26Z 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Gómez, N. y Bongiovani, P. C. (2012). Open Access and A2K: Collaborative Experiences in Latin America. Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge (pp. 343-372). Germany: DE GRUYTER SAUR. Disponible en es
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-11-026312-1
dc.description.abstract Today, information is at the heart of all economies. Modern societies must keep pace with the growth of knowledge. This has become crucial for sustainable development. But, it is also important to note that restrictions exist with regard to accessing knowledge, with large numbers of people in the world who are being left behind in terms of having access to knowledge. It is critical to overcome these barriers in any possible way. While the Internet and digital technologies facilitate access to knowledge, at the same time there are certain barriers that prevent access. An alternative way to restore the lost equilibrium is the development of resources that favor open access to knowledge. In this chapter the access to knowledge (A2K) movement is based on definitions coined by theorists Benkler (2006), Balkin (2010) and Shaver (2007), who advance the concept of human development and equal access to knowledge as distributive justice. This chapter focuses on the role of Latin American countries in the WIPO development agenda and the role of library associations against excessive intellectual property regulations which impose barriers to access and ultimately the creation of new knowledge. The concepts of A2K to Open Access (OA), showing how OA can restore knowledge as a public good on a global scale, are also discussed in this chapter.The chapter also provides an account of the growth of global OA, portrays the Latin American situation and takes into account OA indicators from Argentina, Chile and Brazil. It also reports on international and regional projects, describing several collaborative projects developed in the region. The results of a survey to members of the LLAAR1 discussion list are presented. Finally, the chapter arrives at conclusions that integrate the concepts of A2K, OA, collaborative work, and development and growth of Open Access in the region. es
dc.language.iso en es
dc.publisher DE GRUYTER SAUR es
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Federation of Library Associations;151
dc.rights openAccess es
dc.subject Access to knowledge
dc.subject a2k
dc.subject Open Access
dc.subject Latin America
dc.subject Collaborative experiences
dc.title Open Access and A2K: Collaborative Experiences in Latin America es
dc.type bookPart es
dc.type parte de libro
dc.type publishedVersion
dc.rights.holder © 2012 by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague, The Netherlands
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer reviewed es
dc.relation.publisherversion es

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