If you would like to get more information in general or about OA within the Max Planck Society ...
Here you get MPS-internal materials on Open Access (for further disposal) such as the copyright workflow and the author addendum of the European Commission recommended by the General Administration Dept., which is to be added to agreements made with publishers in order to protect the right to publish a second time.
Open Acces at the Max Planck Society: a presentation by Anja Lengenfelder, MPDL during the International Open Acces Week 2009
• PowerPoint Presentation (PDF, English)
Open Access: Opportunities and challenges – A handbook
This joint publication by the European Commission and the German Commission for UNESCO brings together the contributions of many experts and stakeholders in the area of free access to scientific information (Open Access). It covers a wide range of issues relevant to Open Access and its opportunities and challenges such as legal aspects, new (publication) models and political perspectives.
The handbook is intended to promote a broad and inclusive debate on the future of scientific publishing in the European Research Area.
English Version (published in July 2008)
German Version (published in June 2007)