Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Release Your Research, Increase Your Impact

From the University of Alberta Libraries News page:

The University of Alberta Libraries is pleased to present Open Access: the Sea Change in Scholarly Publishing, a forum with Dr. John Willinsky on Tuesday, March 20, 1:30pm at the Myer Horowitz Theatre.

Dr. Willinsky proposes that current changes in scholarly publishing are poised to increase the global circulation of knowledge, while improving its scholarly and public quality. He will discuss ways in which the publishing choices that faculty and graduate students make can extend the contribution and reach of their work. He will also highlight the Open Journal Systems software, a system which can reduce the economic and energy demands of journal publishing, while adding to the rigor and coherence of the academic enterprise.

Dr. Willinsky’s award-winning Public Knowledge Project is the world’s leading open source software for journal publishing, and his recent book The Access Principle (MIT Press, 2006) has won this year’s Blackwell Award for Scholarship. He is Pacific Press Professor of Literacy and Technology at the University of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Registration is free and open to all.

Thanks to Pam Ryan

This post reflects my personal opinion only and does not represent the opinions or policy of the BC Electronic Library Network or the Simon Fraser University Library.

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