Open Research: 3rd London Conference on Opening Access to Research Publications

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 15:58:57 +0100

  Open Research:
  3rd London Conference on Opening Access to Research Publications

  SHERPA-LEAP London Eprints Access Project

   Date: Monday 11 June 2007, 13.00 - 16.30

  Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London,
  Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1

  Audience: Academic and research active staff

  Admission: free, but booking is essential (please see below for details)

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

  Confirmed speakers and conference topics include:

  Dr Alma Swan, Director, Key Perspectives, UK
  The present Open Access landscape and what might be over the horizon

  Dr David Prosser, Director, SPARC Europe, UK
  Repositories and research publications: policies and politics

  Dr Frank Scholze, Stuttgart University, Germany
  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
  The UK Research Councils and access to scholarly publications

  Nick Evans, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Learned and
  Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
  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.

  A light lunch will be provided from 1pm, with the conference starting at

  Booking: CLOSED. If you would like to attend, please contact the
  SHERPA-LEAP Project Officer: r.stockley --
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