Join members of the academic community, librarians, and other information professionals and publishers in a wide-ranging discussion of the issues and challenges facing academic, scholarly society, and commercial presses.
Opening Remarks by University of California President Richard Atkinson
Panel I: Trends in Scholarly Publishing
This panel will consider the issues facing academic publishers in their efforts to maintain access to significant scholarship. What are some of the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging electronic technologies? What kinds of alternative models has the academic publishing community established to challenge commercial publishers? How have scholarly societies and university presses helped to redefine the scholarly publishing algorithm? How can digital technologies be used to promote and disseminate research and scholarship in higher education?
Czeslaw Jan Grycz, Project Manager: TRES: The Virtual Theological Library on Theology, Religion, Ethics, and Society
Lisa Brawley, Asst. Professor, Kent State University. Editor, Postmodern Culture
Michael Keller, University Librarian; Director of Academic Information Resources; Publisher of HighWire Press.
H. Resh, UC Berkeley Professor of Environmental
Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM); Editor of the Annual Review of
Panel II: The "Status" of Electronic Publishing: Overcoming Constraints on New Modes of Scholarly Communication
Yet institutional acceptance of these new media often lags behind technological and scholarly developments. Many publishers discourage the "pre-publication" of materials through electronic dissemination and electronic publication does not always receive equal consideration in tenure, promotion and credentialing decisions to its print counterparts.
As a result of these constraints, many authors remain hesitant to post their work in electronic formats.
This panel will consider the question of what "status" should be granted to documents which have been published electronically. This question has implications for both the issues of what constitutes "scholarly" publishing and what constitutes "pre-publication." Panelists will include authors, publishers and administrators concerned with publication acceptance policies and promotion and tenure issues.
Robin Peek, Professor, Library and Information Science, Simmons College
Paul Ginsparg, Research Physicist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Arms, Corporation for National
Research Initiatives (CNRI)
Panel III: Future of Academic Research Libraries
Panelists include top-level administrators of research libraries and academic library coalitions; all are involved in ground-breaking organizational and management activities that are pushing libraries and scholarly publishing "to the edge" and beyond to create a paradigm for the 21st century.
Carla Stoffle, University Librarian, University of Arizona
Kenneth Frazier, Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System and Chair, Steering Committee of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, Association of Research Libraries
Beverlee French, Associate Director, Shared Collections and Services, California Digital Library
Tom Sanville, Director OhioLINK
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