Open Access Week 2012 begins Monday, October 22

Lorraine Haricombe, dean of libraries at Kansas University, will give the keynote address for Open Access Week on Monday, October 22, 11:30 a.m at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hamilton Library Alcove. The topic of her talk will be, “Open Access: An Evolving Alternative or a Maturing Threat?”

Haricombe has been instrumental in the development of a faculty-initiated open access policy adopted by Kansas University. She is a founding member of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, and serves as the Kansas University provost’s designate for open access implementation at the campus.

Although open access offers an alternative to the traditional publishing model that provides unrestricted internet access to peer-reviewed scholarly articles, it has garnered significant discussion and debate. No longer at the beginning of the open access movement and not yet at the end, there is a decade of experience to assess advancements in the open access ecosystem. The work ahead is to realize the goal of unrestricted internet access to new scholarship.

Adapted from a UH Mānoa news release

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