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Open Access: Historical Highlights, Issues and Policies

October 24, 2013 | London, ON

In recognition of International Open Access Week (October 21st-25th), the FIMS Graduate Resource Center and the Progressive Librarians Guild (London Ontario chapter) invite you to a panel discussion on Thursday, October 24th, from noon to 1:20pm to be held in 285 North Campus Building on the University of Western Ontario campus. 

Print publishing relies on enclosure of information in a physical object (book). The digital environment potentially increases access (online journals). Publishers, however, can implement control beyond that which is possible in a print world; for example, license agreements that try to restrict user rights such as fair dealing. Open access is an increasingly popular publishing option, and represents a progressive application of technology and alternatives to traditional intellectual property.  

Join us for this moderated panel discussion with University of Western Ontario scholars, to learn about the origins of problems in scholarly publishing, current open access initiatives, and educational copyright policies.

Scientific Journals: History & Market Failure – Paul St-Pierre, FIMS, Library & Information Science, PhD Student

Digital Textbooks: Issues in Creation, Access & Use – Lisa di Valentino, FIMS, Library & Information Science, PhD Student

A Holistic Approach to Open Access, Campus Copyright, and Library Licensing – Samuel E. Trosow, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information & Media Studies and Faculty of Law 

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