Pre-conference workshop at Open Access and Research 2013, Brisbane


Knowledge Unlatched is co-hosting a pre-conference workshop on 30th October, entitled Open Access Scholarly Books: Australian Perspectives at the Open Access and Research 2013 conference in Brisbane, Australia.

Places for the pre-conference workshop are booking up fast. Please contact Geraldine Bridier if you would like to register.

The 3-hour workshop, to be led by Lucy Montgomery, tackles the tricky question of whether globally coordinated, market-based approaches to funding open access monographs can support the unique needs of Australian research communities. It also asks whether it might be possible to shape Australia’s engagement with international open access projects in order to ensure that the needs of Australian authors and publishers are better catered for in a global context.

The workshop invites perspectives from librarians, publishers, researchers and research funders on the role of international coordination and markets in securing a more open future for Australian HASS scholarship.

The main conference takes place from 31st October to 1st November at Queensland University of Technology. The event includes speakers from the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, covering themes that include Advocacy and Advantage, Alternative Metrics and Open Data.

Lucy will also present the Knowledge Unlatched project in the plenary session on Open Access Publishing on 1st November. Speakers in this session also include Associate Professor John Byron (Curtin University) and Dr Caroline Sutton (Co-Action Publishing, Sweden).

Further Details:

Time: 13:00 - 16:00, Wednesday 30th October 2013
Location: Level 5, P Block, Science and Engineering Centre, QUT
ChairA/Prof John Byron (Curtin University)
Facilitator: Dr Lucy Montgomery (Knowledge Unlatched)
Registration: Please e-mail Geraldine Bridier at QUT.

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