[Irtalk] Asian Development Bank (ADB) goes open access…

Nason Bimbe nasonbimbe at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 12:24:17 SAST 2015

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has made all its economic and development
research on Asia and the Pacific available under open access, a principle
that promotes unrestricted online access to scholarly research so that it
can be more widely distributed and used.

ADB’s open access initiative combines the creation and launch of a new open
access website with the adoption of more liberal terms of use for ADB
copyrighted knowledge products. Open access removes the need for any form
of payment or permission to gain access, read, download, use, or distribute
an ADB publication.

“ADB is at the forefront of development thinking and practice in Asia and
the Pacific and everyone—from a graduate student studying in Azerbaijan to
a government official in Fiji—should be empowered with the right to access
and use our knowledge and expertise as they wish,” said Bindu N. Lohani,
ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development.
“Open access removes all barriers to accessing our research.”

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