Friday, January 10, 2014 News

SPARC-ACRL Forum Speakers for ALA Midwinter 2014 Announced

Open Access

Please join SPARC and ACRL for a joint forum on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 3:30-5:00 pm on the topic: “Connecting Articles and Data to Expand Open Access to Research.” Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of CNI, will lead a discussion with experts from the library, publishing and data communities exploring this topic. The program will take place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Room 201B.

While libraries have been managing open access repositories of articles for more than a decade, making research data openly accessible presents new challenges and opportunities.  Similarly, open access journal publishing is an established publishing model, while models for openly accessible data repositories are still emerging. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Memorandum has increased awareness of the interconnectedness of data and the resulting articles on increasing access to the results of federally funded scientific research.

Effectively connecting research data with the resulting articles is necessary to fully realize the benefits of open access articles and open data.  A panel of experts will examine emerging practices for libraries, potential new collaborations, considerations of how to fund the storage and preservation of data, and options for making the connections between articles and data to fully realize the potential to expand open access to research.

We are pleased to announce our featured speakers:

  • Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
  • Todd Vision, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Paul Bracke, Associate Dean for Research and Assessment, Purdue University Libraries
  • Margaret Winker, Web Editor, Public Library of Science

The Forum will also include ample time for discussion with the audience – SPARC and ACRL look forward to seeing you there!

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