Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Open Access Week : A Panel Discussion

The Coulter Faculty Commons and Hunter Library are pleased to announce that we will co-host a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of open-access publishing as a part of international Open Access Week.

As the Web site states, “Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.” How this potential might, or might not, play out at WCU is the topic of our discussion.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 11 a.m. in the UC Multipurpose Room as Associate Provost Mark Lord leads a lively discussion with representatives from across the academic colleges.

For more information on open access week and events taking place elsewhere (including free Webinars), visit www.openaccessweek.org.