Friday, March 23, 2007

First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference: Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference, July 11 - 13, 2007.

Please Note: Registration is limited to 200 people and is filling up fast! If you are interested in attending the conference, please register and submit your payment as soon as possible to secure a place.

The conference will provide opportunities for those involved in the organization, promotion, and study of scholarly communication to share and discuss innovative work in scholarly publishing, with a focus on the contribution that open source publishing technologies (such as, but not restricted to, PKP’s OJS, OCS, and OA Harvester) can make to improving access to research and scholarship on a global and public scale.

Major keynote and plenary speakers have now been confirmed. John Willinsky, the founder of PKP and the creator of OJS software will provide the opening keynote address. Raym Crow from SPARC will speak on publishing cooperatives and the various forms they might take for nonprofit publishers, including societies, university presses, and universities themselves. We are also pleased to welcome Anurag Acharya, Google Scholar’s founding engineer. Finally, Michael Geist will close the conference with his thoughts on the changes and challenges that lie ahead in the fields of communications, knowledge creation, and intellectual property.

For more information and online registration:

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