April 2, 2010

Attend our May 12 forum: Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Values: Choosing our Future

Who controls publishing in your discipline?

How do restrictive publishing agreements hinder access to the scholarly literature?

How would open-access publications promote wider readership and potential cost savings?

How is peer review handled in an open-access environment?

How can an open-access journal achieve financial sustainability?

How can tenure and promotion committees best evaluate new publishing models?

Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Values: Choosing our Future
A Forum for Authors and Creators of Academic Works

Attend this short forum to discuss these questions with your colleagues and learn about issues of access and authors' rights. Connect with others who wish to advance sustainable venues for disseminating the results of scholarship through their roles as authors, editors, society leaders, campus advisors, and committee chairs.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Walter Library, Room 402

Jason Baird Jackson is an ethnographer whose work bridges the fields of folklore studies, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and ethnomusicology. He is the editor of the open-access scholarly journal Museum Anthropology Review, published by the Indiana University Libraries as part of the IUScholarWorks Journals project. Jackson launched the journal after becoming dissatisfied with publisher policies while serving as editor of Museum Anthropology, published by the American Anthropological Association and Wiley-Blackwell. He was part of a group that recently published an article entitled "Anthropology of/in Circulation: The Future of Open Access and Scholarly Societies," which appeared in Cultural Anthropology and is now freely available.

More about Professor Jackson...

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with faculty members from the Academic Health Center, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Institute of Technology.

Co-sponsored by the University Libraries, Senate Library Committee, and Office of the Provost.

Free to University of Minnesota community.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Reserve your seat now!

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