The first in a series of 6-monthly follow-up meetings on the
implementation of the recommendations in the Berlin Declaration.
Signatories to the Berlin Declaration committed themselves to take actions within their organizations,
to strengthen open access. The principal aim of this meeting was to
discuss the steps that institutions must
take in order to implement these actions. The intention was to keep
the momentum and enthusiasm of the Berlin
conference held in October
2003. Lectures on key aspects of
implementation, such as copyright law, and reports on the steps that
signatories have taken so far were delivered. The heart of the meeting
was a series of working groups devoted to formulating realistic action
plans that can assist all signatories to move further toward the goals of
CERN offered to host the meeting to combine the event with a
signing ceremony of the Berlin Declaration, in which CERN as one of the
most distinguished research institutions in Europe and cradle of the
WorldWideWeb has joined the Berlin process.
The organization of the meeting was coordinated by the Max Planck
Institute for Gravitational Physics
(Albert Einstein Institute), founder of the Living Reviews
The central outcome of the meeting has been a Roadmap (with
concrete implementation steps to open access.
May 24, 2005