Defining Openness and Open Access: What Does it Mean for Scholarly Publishing?

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Defining Openness and Open Access: What Does it Mean for Scholarly Publishing?

Time: October 19, 2010 from 12pm to 1pm
Country: WVU, Health Sciences Library Computer Classroom, LC-1
Event Type: discussion
Organized By: Molly Dolan
Latest Activity: Oct 12, 2010

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The WVU Libraries will host a discussion on Open Access and its impact on scholarly publishing from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 19 in Health Sciences Library Computer Classroom, LC-1.
The session will open with a taped discussion by Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize-winning scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and Dr. Cameron Neylon, Senior Scientist, UK Science and Technology Facilities Council.
Dr. Varmus has been an unparalleled Open Access advocate – from introducing the topic of wider access and launching PubMed Central to increase public access to the literature as the Director of the National Institutes of Health, to helping to found the Public Library of Science, a leader in open-access publishing. Dr. Neylon will highlight the kinds of scientific advances Open Access can facilitate, and discuss current examples along with future opportunities.
Following their presentations, there will be a short discussion about current publishing practices, mandates for open scholarship, and copyright.
For more info, contact Molly Dolan, Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication: molly.dolan@mail.wvu.edu

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