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Facilitating Malaysia towards innovative society : arguing the case for open access policy

Mohamad Hashim, Haswira Nor (2010) Facilitating Malaysia towards innovative society : arguing the case for open access policy. In Proceedings of IEEE e-Science 2010 Conference, IEEE, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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Abstract

The Malaysian National Innovation Model blueprint states that there is an urgent need to pursue an innovation-oriented economy to improve the nation’s capacity for knowledge, creativity and innovation. In nurturing a pervasive innovation culture, the Malaysian government has declared the year 2010 as an Innovative Year whereby creativity among its population is highly celebrated. However, while Malaysian citizens are encouraged to be creative and innovative, scientific data and information generated from publicly funded research in Malaysia is locked up because of rigid intellectual property licensing regimes and traditional publishing models. Reflecting on these circumstances, this paper looks at, and argue why, scientific data and information should be made available, accessible and re-useable freely to promote the grassroots level of innovation in Malaysia. Using innovation theory as its platform of argument, this paper calls for an open access policy for publicly funded research output to be adopted and implemented in Malaysia. Simultaneously, a normative analytic approach is used to determine the types of open access policy that ought to be adopted to spur greater innovation among Malaysians.

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ID Code: 47424
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Innovation, Open access, Public research, Policy
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
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Deposited On: 02 Dec 2011 08:46
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2011 15:16

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