Symposium on open library access will be live-streamed

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Symposium on open library access will be live-streamed

UNL's Love Library
Troy Fedderson | University Communications
A live-streamed webinar on the future of open access to scholarly articles will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 in Love Library, Room 224.

A live-streamed webinar will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 in Love Library, Room 224. Kevin Smith, dean of libraries from the University of Kansas, will moderate the session, “Envisioning a World Beyond Article Processing Charges,” on the vision for the future of open access.

Internationally respected scholars, publishers, university librarians and executives from foundations and organizations will address questions and problems in the open access movement. This includes the concept of “flipping” the current subscription model of scholarly publishing to one that provides free access to readers paid for by article-processing charges from authors or their institutions.

The organizers intend to engage an international audience in a lively discussion. Panelists will describe their vision for an open access future and engage local respondents and the global viewing audience in thought-provoking discussion to address one of the most fundamental questions in the open access movement: To what extent can a global academic community create an open access publishing system that is without costs to readers or authors?

The webinar can be viewed here.

The University of Kansas Libraries, Open Access Network, Allen Press and SPARC are jointly sponsoring an international symposium in Lawrence, Kansas, Nov. 17 and 18. For more information click here.

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