FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Announces Open Access for All Publications
As of today, FAO will implement an Open Access policy, enabling maximal reach and ease of use for FAO knowledge products.
FAO has been disseminating knowledge since its foundation in 1945, and its publications have been freely accessible in the FAO online Document Repository since 1998.
The new Open Access policy goes a step further; not only ensuring that FAO’s wealth of knowledge remains easily accessible to users around the world, but actively encouraging and providing a framework for the broader use, reproduction and dissemination of this material.
In concrete terms, FAO will apply a Creative Commons 3.0 IGO license to all eligible publications and documents published on its Web site.
How it works
The new policy covers FAO publications and documents published in the FAO online Document Repository from now on. For earlier publications, original licensing conditions – which encourage use but may require permission – apply.
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