Open access publishing and supporting a knowledge economy
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Paper presented at the Stellenbosch University Library 2010 Symposium / IFLA Presidential Meeting. Knowing is not enough: Engaging in the knowledge economy, 18 to 19 February 2010. Access to information and knowledge is a fundamental requirement for the development of a knowledge-based economy. From a publisher’s perspective the potential and pitfalls of open access publishing will be assessed in relation to providing a platform for a knowledge-based economy. The speaker will draw on experience gained as the Director of an open access Press in South Africa to address the issue.