ECHO Open Access Policy
ECHO aims to develop an open-access infrastructure for making resources publicly available online with little effort and in a way that guarantees the interoperability with other contents and tools, thus creating an added value for every user.
The ECHO infrastructure aims to implement a self-organizing mechanism of the Web and will improve the hypertext linking of the Web and hence increase its transparency. Such a future Web of Culture and Science should be characterized by significantly enhenced longevity, interactivity, and transparency.
"ECHO shall undertake all efforts to make cultural heritage accessible and understandable to the general public across national, cultural, and linguistic barriers.
All ECHO content shall be made freely available on the Internet in the most technically adequate and feasible way possible…"
"Our mission of disseminating knowledge is only half complete if the information is not made widely and readily available to society. New possibilities of knowledge dissemination not only through the classical form but also and increasingly through the open access paradigm via the Internet have to be supported. We define open access as a comprehensive source of human knowledge and cultural heritage that has been approved by the scientific community."
"The recent Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities...is definitively a very important step in favor of Open Access that is likely to trigger a paradigm change all over the world …"
|CONTACT IMPRESSUM Last Update: March 2015|