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October 3, 2007

Forum on Open Access, Alternative Publishing Models, and Author Rights at UIUC

The University Library, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and the Office of Technology Management are sponsoring a Forum on Open Access, Alternative Publishing Models, and Author Rights on November 9th from 8:30 - 3:00 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom. Lunch and light morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided.

The objective of this forum is to inform and engage faculty concerning open access to intellectual property. Topics will include current trends and issues in scholarly communication, open access and teaching, open access and tools for discovery, and the potential for open access to increase the dissemination and impact of research publications. This forum will also discuss various models for, or degrees of, openness, from open-access institutional repositories the (like University of Illinois' IDEALS) to other alternative publishing models, including independent and non-profit open-access publishing, as well as low-cost commercial publishing.

Speakers include:

The Forum is free, but we do ask that you register so that we can get a headcount for refreshments. See

Posted by Sarah Shreeves at October 3, 2007 9:57 AM