Attend Scholarly Communication, Strategies for Change, a lecture by Ray English, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College, on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at John Carroll University. English's lecture will address questions such as:
* Why is it important for the academic community to exercise greater control of its scholarship?
* How does the current system of scholarly publishing erode authors' rights?
* What are the alternatives for dissemination and preservation of scholarship?
* How can we ensure the retention of rights to the intellectual property created on our campuses?
In addition to being Director of Libraries at Oberlin College, Ray English chairs both the Association of College and Research Libraries' Scholarly Communications Committee and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition Steering Committee. He was named Academic/Research Librarian of 2006 by the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Scholarly Communication, Strategies for Change is a free event that is open to the public. No reservations are necessary. The lecture will be held in the Muer Room of John Carroll University's Grasselli Library, 20700 North Park Blvd., University Heights, OH, 44118. For directions to JCU and Grasselli Library, follow this link. For additional information about the lecture, contact Jeanne Somers, Director, Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center at 216-397-3053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the crisis in scholarly publishing is available from OhioLINK's Web site, the Challenge for Ohio Higher Education - Providing Access to Scholarly Publishing.
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