IM Public Lecture: John Willinsky (Stanford University)
Co-sponsored by Dalhousie Libraries, the School of Information Management and the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. Part of International Open Access Week.
The Future of Open Access to Research and Scholarship: Lessons from the Medieval to the Early Modern Era
This talk will set the current state of open access in scholarly publishing within a larger history of access to learning that reaches back to the medieval period in the West. It will consider the role of the intellectual properties of learning played in the rise of both the university and modern copyright law. This history suggests a number of principles that might be kept in mind when considering today's various initiatives for pursuing universal open access to research and scholarship, now that such access is being increasingly accepted as the longterm goal for scholarly publishing.
Great Hall, University Club, 6259 Alumni Crescent (just off South Street)
*embedded in the class INFO 6840: Content Management Systems
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