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School Of Accountancy Resource Centre: Wits OA Strategy

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Conditions of the Berlin Declaration on OA

Open access contributions in terms of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities must satisfy two conditions:

  1. The author(s) and right holder(s) of such contributions grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship (community standards, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work, as they do now), as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
  2. A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in an appropriate standard electronic format is deposited (and thus published) in at least one online repository using suitable technical standards (such as the Open Archive definitions) that is supported and maintained by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, inter operability, and long-term archiving.
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Wits Signs the Berlin Declaration on OA - 9 November 2012 (Images/vimeos)

Wits Official Contact re: Berlin Declaration on OA

Wits Scholarly Communications Librarian, is the Vice-Chancellor's nominated contact person with the Max Planck Institute, Germany, regarding the Berlin Declaration on OA in the Sciences and Humanities. 

Contact details: Tel. No. +27 117171929