[Irtalk] FW: Join the Discussion! "What the Bank's Open Access Policy Means for Development" - Event & Live Webcast

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Join us for an Open Discussion:

What the Bank's Open Access Policy
Means for Development

Monday, May 21, 2012
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET/16:30 - 18:00 GMT

The World Bank will be adopting an Open Access Policy<http://vx.worldbank.org/t/3380729/23932337/35902/0/> as of July 1. In addition, the Bank recently launched the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository<http://vx.worldbank.org/t/3380729/23932337/33922/0/> (OKR) and became the first major international organization to adopt a set of copyright licenses from Creative Commons<http://vx.worldbank.org/t/3380729/23932337/35903/0/>. As a result, a wealth of Bank research and knowledge products are now freely available to anyone in the world for use, re-use, and sharing.

 *   Why is this so significant?
 *   How can open access contribute to the goal of eliminating poverty?
 *   How does the new policy impact the Bank's researchers and authors?
 *   How will the OKR benefit users of Bank knowledge, in particular those in developing countries?

Join us in person at the World Bank or online for a lively conversation about these and other aspects of open access to research, and its potential for development progress.

Peter Suber
Director of the Harvard Open Access Project and a leading voice in the open access movement

Cyril Muller
Vice President for External Affairs at the World Bank

Michael Carroll
American University law professor and founding board member of Creative Commons

Adam Wagstaff
Research Manager of the World Bank's Development Research Group


Carlos Rossel
World Bank Publisher

This event is organized by World Bank External Affairs.

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Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Special Advisor at the Harvard Office for
Scholarly Communication, Senior Researcher at SPARC

Mr. Suber is the Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Special Advisor at the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Senior Researcher at SPARC, Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College, and a non-practicing lawyer. He writes the SPARC Open Access Newsletter, was the principal drafter of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, and sits on the Board of Enabling Open Scholarship, the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Advisory Board of the European Library, and the boards of several other groups devoted to open access, scholarly communication, and the information commons. He has been active in promoting open access for many years through his research, speaking, and writing.

Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law

Mr. Carroll is a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law. He is a founding member of Creative Commons, and is recognized as a leading advocate for open access to scholarly research. He serves on the National Research Council's Board on Research Data and Information, is an Academic Fellow of the Center for Democracy and Technology and is a member of Advisory Board to Public Knowledge. His research focuses on Internet Law and Intellectual Property. On the topic of open access, he has written white papers and has given numerous presentations to university faculty, administrators, and staff around the country.

Vice President, External Affairs, World Bank

Mr. Muller joined EXT as VP in November 2011. EXT manages relationships with key stakeholders for the World Bank, including parliamentarians, donor countries, the media, civil society, foundations, and the private sector. Prior to this, he was the Director for Banking and Debt Management in the World Bank Treasury, where he led the team responsible for modernizing the financial products available to member countries, and advisory services on public debt management. From 2005 to 2010, he served as the World Bank's Special Representative for Europe, based in Paris. His main responsibilities were managing the dialogue with European governments and institutions. From 1991 through 2000, Mr. Muller held a range of positions across the World Bank, including in country operations. In 2000, Mr. Muller took a leave of absence from the World Bank to join the senior management of SGS, a Swiss multinational. Prior to joining the Bank in 1991, he was a senior economist at the Swiss Federal Department for Economic Affairs, working on multilateral trade negotiations and international finance.

Research Manager, Development Research Group, World Bank

Mr. Wagstaff is Research Manager of the Human Development & Public Services team in the Development Research Group (DECRG). Before joining the Bank in 1998, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex (UK). He was Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Economics for 20 years, and has published extensively on a variety of aspects of the field. Outside health economics, he has published on various topics, including bibliometrics, the effects of aid, efficiency measurement, the measurement of trade union power, and the redistributive effects of taxation and economic growth. Beyond DECRG, he has worked (half-time) in the East Asia & Pacific region, and in the Human Development Network hub.


Publisher, Office of the Publisher, External Affairs, World Bank

Mr. Rossel is the World Bank Group Publisher and has over 25 years of experience in international professional and scholarly publishing. To support the institution's role as supplier of global knowledge, the Office of the Publisher works with departments across the institution to develop and publish a range of products that cover the full spectrum of economic and social development to decision-makers, academia, general audiences, and other constituencies. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Rossel was Operations and Marketing Manager for the World Bank's Office of the Publisher.


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