[Neasis-l] Berkman Center Event on March 14: Opening Up to Open Access

beata_panagopoulos at Harvard.Edu beata_panagopoulos at Harvard.Edu
Thu Mar 8 13:55:35 EST 2007

The Berkman Center is holding another event in conjunction with the 2007 
Internet & Society Conference. With the costs of academic journals as they 
are, we are hosting this event to look at alternative means for journal 
production and distribution. We would love for you to join us!

Guest: Gavin Yamey
Topic: Opening Up to Open Access: What can other disciplines learn from 
the Sciences?
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Sever Hall Room 202

What can academics do to ensure that their research results are included 
in the growing "knowledge commons?" Gavin Yamey MD, Senior Editor of PLoS 
Medicine (www.plosmedicine.org) and Consulting Editor of PLoS Neglected 
Tropical Diseases (www.plosntds.org), shares his experiences in the open 
access movement and explores possible avenues for its expansion to other 
fields, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities.

The Public Library of Science (www.plos.org), an international non-profit 
grassroots movement of scientists and physicians, is working to change the 
status quo by campaigning to make the biomedical literature a freely 
available global public good. PLoS now publishes 7 open access journals, 
and is urging traditional biomedical publishers to adopt more socially 
responsive practices. Will other fields follow in their footsteps?

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