Microsoft accelerates free access to journals for developing country librarians

Information technology company Microsoft will give technical assistance to enhance access to online research for scientists, policymakers andlibrarians in the developing world.

Representatives from the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN Environmental Programme, and leading science and technology publishers, together with representatives from Cornell and Yale Universities met to officially extend their free access to peer-reviewed journals for many developing world scientists to 2015, in line with the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

The portals, HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative), AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) and OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment) ? provide access to journals focusing on health, agriculture and the environment to more than 100 of the world’s poorest countries.

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Aug. 02, 2007

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