Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Library Forum, Part I: Strategies for Removing Financial Barriers to Information

The upcoming Texas Woman's University Library Forum, with its focus on legal and financial aspects of academic publishing, will take place on September 22-23, 2014.  The opening session--featuring speaker Nick Shockey, Director of Programs and Engagement for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and founding Director of the Right to Research Coalition (R2RC)--promises to be of particular interest to graduate student attendees.

In his presentation entitled Tired of Gouging? Strategies for Removing Financial Barriers to Information, Shockey will describe the roles researchers around the globe are playing to ensure open access to scholarly, peer reviewed research information; offer practical solutions for removing barriers to research output; and explain how to join peers around the world who are getting involved in the rapidly growing Open Access movement.  Shockey's session will take place at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014 in ACT 301 on the Denton campus.  It will also be available live via videoconference in Room 1010 of the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, and in Room 2120 of the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center.  Attendance is free and open to all.

Preceeding the session, at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Banquet Room of Hubbard Hall on the Denton campus, the TWU Libraries and Graduate School will host a baked potato dinner at which attendees will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with forum speakers.  Dinner attendance is free but registration (here) is required. Seating is limited.

For further forum details, see Save the Dates: Forum on Legal & Financial Aspects of Academic Publishing.

We hope to see you there.

~Sandy Cochran

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