Panel 2: Publishers, Aggregators, and Authors
Panelist: Abel Packer
Presentation Title: "SciELO: Scientific Electronic Library Online"
Mr. Packer's presentation described the SciELO project, which indexes and publishes 800+ peer-reviewed scientific journals, serving 1 million+ article downloads per day. It provides enhancements to journals by publishing them on the Web in national and thematic collections under the open access model, with access to full text also provided. The presentation discusses what has worked in the process of developing and implementing open access projects, what the problems are and why, and next steps for open access projects, with emphasis on which avenues will benefit the scholarly communications community.