Scientific Information in the Digital Age:
Access and Dissemination

ICTP Workshop, Trieste, Italy, 12-16 October 2009
E. Canessa, C. Fonda and M. Zennaro (ICTP-SDU, Italy)

Advisory Committee:
Iryna Kuchma (eIFL)
Les Cottrell (SLAC)

(Group Photo)
ICTP Open Acess Workshop 2009

Workshop Overview

The Workshop is meant to be informative and practical with hands-on sessions and demonstration on the technical setup, organization and maintenance of the newest web applications and services to access, carry out and disseminate science. The Workshop aims to promote educational rich media initiatives such as the on-line ICTP Diploma Course ( within the scientific community of developing countries.


Participants will be exposed to the tremendous resources and possibilities available to the scientific community including


Scientists, librarians, electronic publishers, content providers and students from all countries which are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the Workshop. As it will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of this language.

As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by the home institution. Every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-fare). However, limited funds are available for some participants who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, and who are not more than 45 years old. Such support is available only for those who attend the entire activity. There is no registration fee to be paid.