Why Open Access Really Matters – Professor Stuart Shieber in Discussion with University Librarian

Elizabeth Andrews
Wednesday 21 May 2014

Stuart Shieber (Cambridge, MA - May 19, 2008) Law School Campus at Harvard Univeristy. Staff Photo Kris Snibbe/Harvard University News OfficeStuart M Shieber is Professor of Computer Science at Harvard and Faculty Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication.
Come along to the Old Library (School of Psychology) on Thursday 5 June, 9.30-10.30 am to hear ‘Why Open Access Really Matters: A Discussion with Professor Stuart Shieber.’
Open Access to research outputs is a way of scholarly publishing which began as a philosophical and moral choice for academic authors, but has become – at least in the UK – an increasingly stringent requirement of research funding by Research Councils, funders like the Wellcome Trust, and now the Funding Councils as they look ahead to the next REF.
Professor Stuart Shieber is an academic author who has been involved with the Open Access movement for many years, and is an acknowledged expert and blogger on the subject.  Come and hear him give his views and answer questions on the future of Open Access in a conversation with University Librarian John MacColl.
Tea and coffee provided.
See the University Events page for more information.

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