Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Open Access Documentary Project
"Intelligent Television and BioMed Central are co-producing a set of videos celebrating the benefits of open access to scientific and medical research. In 2007 the Open Society Institute awarded a grant to support the Project. The Open Access Documentary Project will facilitate the ongoing work of BioMed Central and Intelligent Television in promoting open access to science and medicine in fields as diverse as malaria research and particle physics. The producers are now assembling an international editorial board and contacting institutions that hold archival and production resources that will be vital to the Project. Principal production has begun in London, New York, and at CERN in Geneva, featuring video interviews with activists, publishers, and consumers of scientific and medical information in the developed and developing world—Science Commons Executive Director John Wilbanks and SPARC Executive Director Heather Joseph included, and with other stakeholders in open access including foundations, government agencies, and the media"