This blog post is a part of the International Open Access Week blog series.
Five years ago, the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) was launched, making the most recent publications and research easily discoverable and freely available to the general public. Stuart Tucker, the OKR’s Curator, was there from the very beginning. He shares his thoughts and experiences in today’s blog. We also invite you to join us online for our International Open Access Week panel discussion today from 2:00-3:30pm ET at live.worldbank.org.
When it was first suggested that the World Bank should have an Open Access “repository,” I joined a small team charged with designing and building it. As I attended my first Open Repository conference, I witnessed the blossoming field of activity within the Open Access community.