Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Open Research: Third London Conference on Opening Access to Research Publications

Date: Monday 11 June 2007, 13.00 - 16.30
Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London
Who: Academic and research active staff
Cost: free

The conference will address a range of themes relating to Open Access, including perspectives from researchers, publishers and funders.

Confirmed speakers and conference topics include:
Dr Alma Swan, Director, Key Perspectives, UK (abstract) (biography) The present Open Access landscape and what might be over the horizon
Dr David Prosser, Director, SPARC Europe, UK (abstract) (biography) Repositories and research publications: policies and politics (working title TBC)
Frank Scholze, Stuttgart University, Germany (abstract) (biography) Metrics in an Open Access environment: an infrastructure for collecting and aggregating usage data
Dr Astrid Wissenburg, Director of Information and Communication, Economic and Social Research Council, UK (abstract) (biography) RCUK position on scholarly publishing
Nick Evans, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)(abstract) (biography) Institutional Repositories and Open Access - a threat to society publishers or an opportunity?

The Conference will be chaired by Professor Nicholas Mann, Dean of the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
There will also be an opportunity for discussion and to put questions before the panel of speakers.
Lunch will be provided from 1pm, with the conference starting at 1.50pm.
Booking: [click here to reserve a place]

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