The following organisations have sponsored this meeting:
The DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries (part of the EU's Sixth Framework Programme ) is concerned with the availability of digital content on a global scale. Its activities include the a research cluster on
Semantic Interoperability, which takes a particular interest in the value added services made possible by an open access environment.
The UK's Joint Information Systems Committee has been a funder of Early Adoption efforts of Open Access, and is particularly interested in its impact upon the Information Environment.
The University of Southampton's School
of Electronics and Computer Science
is home to many Open Access projects and initiatives, including the
GNU EPrints software for Institutional Repositories,
the Institutional Archives Registry,
the Journal Self-Archiving Policy Directory,
the the OSI Eprints Handbook,
the Self-Archiving FAQ
and the Registry of Institutional Open Access Provision Policies.
The Max Planck Society has been a pioneer in the Open Access community, formulating the Berlin Declaration
on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.
Jan 11, 2005