Chris Kelty, "Open Access, Piracy, and the Scholarly Publishing Market"
Mar 16, 2016
from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
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The lecture titled “Open Access, Piracy,
and the Scholarly Publishing Market,” features Christopher Kelty. In his
lecture, Professor Kelty will provide necessary context by reviewing
the politics and history of the challenges
of scholarly publication; how publishing fits into knowledge
production; how publishers have come to be a key component in the
scholarly ecology and the political economy that sustain both
universities and individual academic work; and the emergence of open
access research and its links to other similar movements and
technologies. Building on this context, Professor Kelty will focus on
the struggle of some academics to create a viable form of open access,
and the under-theorized indifference of the majority
of academics to the open access question. Using his own experience in
shepherding an open access policy through the University of California’s
academic governance system, he will identify some of the reasons open
access is simultaneously desired and resisted,
and reflect on the assumptions beneath this tension. He will conclude
by reflecting on the idea that we may not want the open access we are
going to get.
The event will take place in the Alpha Gamma Rho Hall at the Alumni Center from 3 to 5:00 p.m. with a reception to follow until 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Please forward this information to interested faculty, staff and students. All events are free and open to the public. For more details about this event, please see the attached flyer or contact Francis Santos firstname.lastname@example.org.