A program to discuss open access publishing will be held from 10:30 to noon on October 21, 2009 in Room 165 at the newly-renovated Thompson Library. Topics will include the panelists' stake in open access, the role of open access within different organizations and disciplines, and the financial sustainability of open access. Participants will be:
- Opening Remarks, Jan Weisenberger, Senior VP, Office of Research
- Moderator, Tom Sanville, Executive Director of OhioLINK
- Panelist, David Huron, Professor Music and Editor, Empirical Musicology Review
- Panelist, Scot Danforth, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning and Editor, Disability Studies Quarterly
- Panelist, Deborah Grzybowski, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
- Panelist, Donald Dean, Professor of Biochemistry
- Panelist, Jack Ochs, American Chemical Society
- Panelist, Daviess Menefee, Elsevier Publishing
Open access publishing is a movement that encourages making scholarly resources more freely available over the internet. The goal is to maximize the impact of research, particularly research that has been funded with public money. One of the most notable examples of open access is the National Institute of Health Public Access Policy, which requires that funded research be made publicly available after a 12 month embargo period.
The week of October 19 is Open Access Week, and this program is only one of many events that publishers, universities, and libraries all over the world are planning in order to highlight the movement. The Open Access Day program at OSU will be of interest to anyone involved in research and publishing throughout the university.
For more information, contact Anne Gilliland, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://library.med.ohio-state.edu/3803.cfm.
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