- Brazil-based SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) launched.
- Public Knowledge Project founded in Canada.
- Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition founded in North America.
- 11 April: Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing formed.
- 22 October: Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities published.
- 25 December: Institutional Self-Archiving Policy Registry launched (later called ROARMAP).
- Redalyc (Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y El Caribe, España y Portugal) established in Mexico.
- UK Digital Curation Centre founded.
- Bielefeld Academic Search Engine launched by Bielefeld University, Germany.
- Publisher Springer begins "hybrid option 'Open Choice' for their full portfolio of over 1,000 subscription journals."
- 30 January: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issues "Declaration on Access to Research Data from Public Funding."
- Directory of Open Access Repositories begins publication.
- Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship written.
- 7 April: United States National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy effected.
- Knowledge Unlatched established.
- Pasteur4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research) begins.
- The Cost of Knowledge protest begins against high prices charged by large publisher Elsevier.
- 22 October: Brussels Declaration signed, on open access to Belgian publicly funded research.
- FOSTER Project (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) begins.
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