April 12, 2005

Publication, the Public University, and the Public Interest

April 19th, 2005, 8am-3pm, Coffman Memorial Union

[Colleagues: please consider attending. Laura Gurak and John Logie will
be facilitating two of the afternoon sessions.]

"Publication, the Public University, and the Public Interest"

Scholarship means little without publication. But the definitions of
"publication" are undergoing major changes. The digital age has brought
unprecedented opportunities to share research discoveries with a global
audience, prompting a revolution some have compared to post-Gutenberg
times. Yet as the Internet and World Wide Web have unleashed new
resources and capabilities, they have also challenged the conventions of
how research is published and shared. Traditional modes of
publishing--print journals and books--have served scholars for decades.
Today, though, scholars in some disciplines advocate making research
results available through free electronic archives, and some are even
suggesting that universities and funding agencies require "open access"
publishing. Other new publishing genres like blogs have also been
embraced by scholars.

The event is free and open to faculty, staff, and students, but you
must register online at the conference website.

http://www.lib.umn.edu/ppp/

This conference is part of the President's 21st Century
Interdisciplinary Conference Series.

Posted by rhetoric at April 12, 2005 9:26 AM