On 20 June 2012, the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, or INASP in short, held a symposium to mark its 20th anniversary. Presentations and discussions focused on research communication and avenues to improve and enhance research uptake for development.
INASP is “an international development charity that supports global research communication with particular focus on the needs of developing and emerging countries. Its goal is to contribute to sustainable and equitable development by strengthening the research communication cycle (availability, access, use, creation and uptake).”
Featured presentations were made under the following themes:
- Technical solutions to information access: Build it and they will come?
- Delivering scholarly literature: The world at your fingertips?
- Doing the right thing: Trust me, I’m a policy maker?
The presentations are now available from the symposium website. Worth checking out for view points on open access, sharing of research knowledge and putting research into use.