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Published on Mar 6, 2012
In the third event in the series "Research Without Borders," which addresses issues of copyright, research access, and scholarly publishing, the Scholarly Communication Program at Columbia University held "Protests, Petitions and Publishing: Widening Access to Research in 2012" on Tuesday 28th February 2012. Panelists discussed how access to important research and scholarship can be available to all, not just "the one percent", and considered whether scholars and publishers are finally ready to change the process by which scholarship is distributed. Occupy Wall Street, the Research Works Act (RWA), the boycott of Elsevier journals by a growing number of academics, and other recent developments informing the debate over access to research and scholarship are all debated and examined.
Allan Adler, Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs, Association of American Publishers Oona Schmid, Director of Publishing, American Anthropological Association Peter Woit, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University Gail Drakes, doctoral candidate, Program in American Studies and Associate Faculty, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University Alex Golub, assistant professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Scholarly Communication Website, which includes details and videos of past and upcoming Research Without Borders events: http://scholcomm.columbia.edu/
Date: February 28, 2012 Sponsor: Columbia University Scholarly Communication Program