[Asis-l] Open Access to Published Research (An NFAIS Workshop)

jilloneill at nfais.org jilloneill at nfais.org
Thu Oct 24 12:18:53 EDT 2013

 NFAIS Workshop: Open Access to Published Research: Current Status and Future Directions (Onsite and Virtual registrations available)
On November 22, 2013 NFAIS will hold a one-day workshop that will take a look at the current state of open access to published research and the significant social, financial, technical and legislative forces that are driving it. This workshop, Open Access to Published Research:  Current Status and Future Directions, will be held from 9:00am – 5:00pmpm EST in Philadelphia, PA and virtual attendance is an option. Discounts are available until November 8th.
Why attend? The workshop will attempt to answer the following questions:
·         What is the current status of Open Access to published research in the U.S.?
·         Why do researchers care about Open Access and what tools do they use?
·         What policies have been established by the U.S. Government to meet researchers’ needs and how will those policies impact government agencies and publishers?
·         Where do new initiatives such as CHORUS and SHARE fit in?
·         What is the perspective of traditional publishers with regard to the open access movement and recent government mandates?
·         Why was the Public Library of Science established, how has it expanded, and what is its perspective on the future of open access to published research?
·         What role does copyright play in an open access environment?
·         What is the future of open access to published research, how it is being adopted around the world, and what are the challenges still to be faced in order to meet the needs of both researchers and publishers?
Click here to see the full agenda and confirmed speakers: http://nfais.org/event?eventID=534.
Both onsite and virtual registrations are available for individuals and for groups of three or more from the same organization.  Group registrations can be a mix of onsite and virtual attendees, with a small food charge added for those attending onsite. Members of Sister Societies (CENDI, ISCTI, AAUP, NISO, ASIS&T, SSP, AAP/PSP, and LYRASIS) are eligible for discounts (see registration form at http://nfais.org/event?eventID=534).
For more information contact:  Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax); mailto:jilloneill at nfais.org or go to http://www.nfais.org/.
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