An event especially for--but not exclusive to--faculty active in professional societies and publishing
The University of Minnesota Libraries present
Sustainable Models for Society Publications:
Faculty Talking to Faculty
Monday, April 25th • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
120 Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota
Refreshments will be served
A. Townsend PetersonSpecial Guest Speaker, A. Townsend Peterson
University Distinguished Professor
Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center
The University of Kansas, Lawrence
Three faculty members from the University of Minnesota from across disciplines will participate in the forum. The panelists will give short presentations on their current societies and publishing models as well as serve as respondents to the special guest speaker's presentation.
The three faculty panelists include:
A recent trend with professional societies is to outsource publication functions to commercial publishers. A few challenges result from this trend -- Libraries with static budgets cannot afford the price increases that accompany the shift to commercial publishers, while societies may see increased revenue they are losing readership.
Professional associations site publications as benefits of membership. Restricting access to society publications to members-only inhibits the option of the scholarly journals becoming part of the open access model for scholarly communications.
Reserve your seat now!
(registration requested by Monday, April 18)