Michael Carroll to Speak on "What the World Bank's Open Access Policy Means for Development"

The World Bank will be adopting an Open Access Policy as of July 1. In addition, the Bank recently launched the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository and became the first major international organization to adopt a set of copyright licenses from Creative Commons. As a result, a wealth of Bank research and knowledge products are now freely available to anyone in the world for use, re-use, and sharing.

* Why is this so significant?

* How can open access contribute to the goal of eliminating poverty?

* How does the new policy impact the Bank's researchers and authors?

* How will the OKR benefit users of Bank knowledge, in particular those in developing countries?

Join us at the World Bank or online for a lively conversation about these and other aspects of open access to research and its potential for development progress.

In DC? Attend in person! 

Monday, May 21, 201212:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET/16:30 - 18:00 GMT World Bank “J” Building, Room JB1-080701 18th Street, NW, Washington DC  20433 RSVP to infoshopevents@worldbank.org by May 18.Photo ID will be required. 

A light lunch will be served.

Can’t attend? Join us online! 

Submit questions in advance and watch the live webcast.Simultaneous translations in Spanish and French will be available. Join the live conversation on Twitter @WBPubs with hashtags #wblive or #openaccess. For more information, please visit the event website:


The discussion will be hosted by World Bank Publisher Carlos Rossel and will feature guests: 

Peter Suber - Director of the Harvard Open Access Project and a leading voice in the open access movement 

Cyril Muller - Vice President for External Affairs at the World Bank

 Michael Carroll - American University law professor and founding board member of Creative Commons 

Adam Wagstaff - Research Manager of the World Bank's Development Research Group 



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