Winchester, MA DuraSpace has joined global organizations in signing the Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age. The document advocates for rapid changes to intellectual property (IP) law in order to promote wide and equal access to data.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) explains the impact of improved access to knowledge resources, “Improved treatments for diseases, answers to global issues such as climate change, and billions in government savings are among the potential benefits to be gained, if the principles outlined in the Hague Declaration are adopted by governments, businesses, and society.” Read ARL Joins Hague Declaration for Changes to Intellectual Property Law, Equal Access to Knowledge.
DuraSpace is dedicated to building and sustaining our shared, global ecosystem of digital research and scholarship. This future will only be as bright as it is inclusive. We urge you to read and sign the Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age to ensure that all people, everywhere, will benefit from access to the emerging ecosystem of digital research and scholarship.