April 11, 2005

Interdisciplinary Conference

Don't miss the Publication, the Public University and the Public Interest interdisciplinary conference coming up April 19, 2005 at Coffman Union.

Excerpt:About the Conference

"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.

"Featuring presentations by leading thinkers from the scholarly community..."

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Posted by s-gang at April 11, 2005 3:40 PM