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Chris Kelty, "Open Access, Piracy, and the Scholarly Publishing Market"

Provost Forum on the Public University and the Social Good
When 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 fjsantos@ucdavis.edu.



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