Alternative UNIVERSITY Models for Scholarly Publications

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The ways in which professors, academics and students and professionals release their work into the world are changing. The old models of scholarly publishing, in which most work is turned over to a publishing company just to be purchased back by the Universities from which it originated, are challenged as the printing press is replaced by digital distribution. How can Universities progress open access models of scholarly publications through repositories, modes of licensing and support of open access journals?

Facilitators: Peter Suber (Public Knowledge/Earlham College), Stuart Shieber (Harvard University)

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