[Open-access] "Scholarly Publishing and Open Access at [UNC-Chapel Hill]: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Tom Roche Tom_Roche at pobox.com
Wed Oct 24 15:43:10 UTC 2012

good to see this is finally reaching a campus that, despite its
liberal reputation, is in fact a bastion of proprietary content,
infrastructure, and software (though it would have been nice to get
the announcement out more than 4 hours before the event!):

> Scholarly Publishing and Open Access at Carolina:
> The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

> * Why all the excitement earlier this year over the Research Works
>   Act and the Cost of Knowledge petition?

> * What are the practical obstacles to access of the scholarly
>   literature, and how does it affect the work of UNC researchers?

> * How can libraries, scientific societies and publishers balance
>   their mission to disseminate knowledge with the challenges of
>   sustainability?

> * How does all this affect where UNC's researcher-authors choose to
>   publish their work, or serve as reviewers and editors.

> Join a panel of UNC faculty to discuss these issues and more, as
> part of UNC's recognition of Open Access Week.

> Wednesday, October 24, 2012
> 3:00-4:30 p.m.
> Genome Science Building, Room 200

> Panelists

> * Gregory Copenhaver, Associate Professor of Biology and
>   co-Editor-in-chief, PLOS Genetics

> * Deborah Gerhardt, Assistant Professor of Law and expert on
>   intellectual property

> * Jeffrey Pomerantz, Associate Professor at SILS and digital library
>   expert

> * Jonathan Lees, Professor of Geological Sciences and
>   Editor-in-Chief, Seismological Research Letters

> * Todd Vision, Associate Professor of Biology and
>   founder, Dryad Digital Repository

> The session will be moderated by Anne Gilliland, UNC Scholarly
> Communications Officer

> Location and parking: http://bit.ly/T77jyH

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