The Communication, Culture and Technology (CCT) Program presents:
"Introduction to Open Access" featuring Dr. Matthew Cockerill, Managing Director and Co-founder of BioMed Central
This talk covers the basics of open access, including its benefits for researchers and for society as a whole, and the complementary roles of open access journals and open access archives.
It also summarizes recent developments such as campus-wide central funds which support the cost of publishing in open access journals. Lastly, it calls attention to what students, faculty members and administrators can do to help accelerate the adoption of open access publishing models.
Over the last decade, a revolution has been underway in scholarly publishing. Whereas traditional journals took ownership of the articles they published and sold access to subscribers, open access journals and publishers have adopted a fundamentally different model by treating publishing as a service and making published results universally accessible via the web. Research funders and academic institutions have recognized that the traditional subscription model fails to take full advantage of the web's ability to share information freely. This has led them to implement policies to encourage and in many cases require open access to research results.
"Matthew Cockerill co-founded BioMed Central, the world's leading open access publisher, in 1999. Prior to BioMed Central, he played a major role in the creation of BioMedNet, a pioneering web site for biologists and medical researchers. He has a PhD in Biochemistry, obtained working under the guidance of Tim Hunt at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, and has a long-standing interest in the use of technology to structure and manage biological and medical knowledge."
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
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