04 August 2008

Open access to EMBRAPA research knowledge

A recent paper by staff of the Embrapa (Brazil) Technological Information Division presents a methodological model for the establishment of Open Access to scientific information at Embrapa.

According to the authors, the model proposed, supported on Open Access rules, will contribute to effective acceleration and improvement of internal and external scientific communication. It will do this by:
  • Promoting scientific production, researchers and institution’s visibilities, with great potential to enhance impact of results from research at Embrapa;
  • Providing the scientific information management methodology, directed to the internal and external knowledge management (identification, capture, storing, organization, retrieval and largely dissemination);
  • Associates and preserves the scientific memory and the institutional intellectual production;
  • Gives unified access to all the institution 's scientific production in digital format and integrally;
  • Offers tangible indicators for evaluating institutional scientific production, to demonstrate public value as well as scientific, social and economical relevance of its activities
Finally, the model will help in the elaboration of a scientific information policy at Embrapa, especially through the creation and institutionalization of a self-archiving policy.

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Anonymous Paper on Research said...

Many institutions limit access to their online information. Making this information available will be an asset to all.

November 20, 2009  

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