Monthly Archives: February 2012

Support Multilingualism on International Mother Language Day

February 21st is International Mother Language Day, a UNESCO event aimed at protecting linguistic diversity. In a message for  the 2012 celebration, Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO emphasizes that: “Multilingualism is our ally in ensuring quality education for all, in promoting inclusion and in combating discrimination."  As part of our own aim to share… Read more »

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ALA Midwinter 2012

BioMed Central’s Open Repository recently exhibited at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Dallas. Warm and sunny, it was a great change of scenery with excellent food! In a climate of stretched budgets, attendance at the conference seemed low. However it was great that our representatives: Bob Schatz and Nish Thiru were kept very busy at… Read more »


OSTP publishes public comments in response to RFIs on public access to publications and data

The US Office of Science and Technology Policy has published the comments received as part of the latest phase of its public consultations on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting From Federally Funded Research and Public Access to Digital Data Resulting From Federally Funded Scientific Research. BioMed Central responded to both Requests for Information, and our… Read more »