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Publishers for Development (PfD)

Project description

Advocating for ways of providing access that are affordable and sustainable for Southern partners, and providing forums to create common understanding of challenges, needs and priorities.

Publishers for Development (PfD) brings together stakeholders within the global research and publishing community to ensure that the needs of Southern partners are accounted for in Northern practices.

Through PfD we provide forums to create common understanding of challenges, needs and priorities, enabling partners to secure more affordable access/fair terms, and helping publishers to develop business practices which support development of Southern Research & Knowledge systems

Publishers for Development (PfD) was launched in 2008, initially as part of the PERI programme, and subsequently as part of INASP’s SRKS programme

Activities

  • Principles of responsible engagement for publishers. INASP has developed a set of principles to guide and assist publishers who are committed to supporting development through providing on-going access to online research information resources.
  • Publishers for Development (PfD) conference and forum, bringing publishers together with Southern librarians, researchers and others involved in research information provision, access and uptake.  Past conference themes have included: Working together to support research, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: the role of research literature and How can we work responsibly in developing countries? See more at www.pubs-for-dev.info  
  • Regular sharing of case studies, consortia news and partner stories demonstrating the impact of access and the needs of Southern research communities via newsletters and blogs
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