IDRC Launches Open Archive Initiative

Michael Geist, Jan 11, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

You don't hear about the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) much, a Canadian aid agency, but it has been around for a long time (they were a fixture, and a lot of help, when I was involved in development education in the 1980s with the Arusha Centre). But as Michael Geist writes, "In 2004, it provided financial support to Creative Commons South Africa, playing an important role in making that initiative a reality. Now it has set its sights on a major new open archive that will provide full Internet access to the IDRC research archive." Outstanding. Perhaps my own research agency could take note and do something along similar lines.
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