Q&A: Kimberly Parker, HINARI Programme Manager at the World Health Organization | Elsevier Connect
peter.suber's bookmarks 2013-05-31
An interview with Kimberly Parker, HINARI Programme Manager at the World Health Organization (WHO). Excerpt: "[Q:] How has HINARI evolved since it was first launched 12 years ago? [A:] When HINARI launched, there were any number of unanswered questions for us. Would other publishers join the initial group of six? (Indeed yes – we have more than 160 publishers partnering with HINARI today.) Would HINARI still be needed after a few years of access? (Unfortunately, yes – the challenges with information need still exist, and we see continuing and growing demand for the access in the beneficiary countries.) Would open-access publishing change the need for or scope of HINARI? (Open Access has not yet changed the need for HINARI, but it probably has changed the scope of the programme. We now include a large number of open access journals, particularly from publishers in low- and middle-income countries, which gives them broader visibility than they might otherwise have.) ..."