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How open is "Open Access"?

City's Department of Library & Information Science marks the 7th International Open Access Week on the 23rd October with a panel discussion titled "Open Access: Where are We Now?"
by John Stevenson

City University London's Department of Library and Information Science will mark the 7th International Open Access Week with a panel discussion titled "Open Access: Where are We Now?" from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on the 23rd of October in Room AG08 in the College Building.

nullThe panel, including Dr Ernesto Priego, Lecturer in Library Science and editor-in-chief of the The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, will be chaired by Dr Lyn Robinson, Reader in Library & Information Science at City's Centre for Information Science.

"Open Access" to information has possibilities for transforming the way that research and scientific enquiry are carried out. It also carries implications for academia, medicine, science, industry and society as a whole. 

"Open Access: Where are We Now?", will consist of an informal and friendly panel discussion presenting voices from the humanities and the sciences advocating for open access and explaining its value. The event is also a satellite event launching the Open Access Button

Other panellists will include Anne-Marie Ainsworth, journals manager, Ubiquity Press; Caroline Edwards, Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck College, Director of the Open Library of Humanities and editor of Alluvium journal; Joseph McArthur, Open Access Button Co-Lead and Assistant Director of Right to Research; and Jon Tennant, PhD student at Imperial College London.

This event will also feature a live music set by indie/pop singer-songwriter Paddy Johnston from the University of Sussex.

Please visit this weblink to register for this free event.

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