Hinari and Agora: free access to scientific information for poor countries

Date: 
Sunday, December 21, 2003
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media
Audience: 
Undergraduate/Graduate Students | Scientists
Discipline: 
Computing and information science | General STEM | Nature of science
Organization:
ISAS
Description or Abstract: 

In the midst of a debate on access to information, the World Health Organization and the FAO have decided to develop a strategy to guarantee the right of poor countries to have free access to scientific publications. This right is often denied, mainly because of high subscription costs. For this reason, universities and research centres in southern countries must forego buying magazines, which are a valuable instrument for updating, and exchanging information on research and scientific issues. This choice has been made in an historical period when the industrialized world is marked by a knowledge-based economy.

Citation
ISSN:
1824-2049
Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 
2
Number: 
4
Document:

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Elisabetta TolaElisabetta TolaAuthor

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