Panel 4 - Open access and information literacy: a binomial of rights
The open access movement is already an integral part of the international scientific communication and its trend is to contribute to a progressive increase of the availability in the Web and without barriers of access to the results of scientific research published in journals and other communications media. This trend responds to the understanding that the scientific knowledge is a global public good and that its availability in open access is essential for the development of the science, the education and for the socioeconomic progress in general. The society that finances by means of the taxes most of published scientific research requires that its results are available without access barriers. Another contribution that the open access brings forward is the restructuring of traditional scientific communication with new modalities, models, products, services of production, mediation and use of the source s and flows of scientific information.