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Protests, Petitions & Publishing - Widening Access to Research in 2012

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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.

Panelists:

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

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