Open Access publishing is a dominant topic in the world of scientific research.
During the webinar, held on May 9th and hosted by both the SIIA Copyright & Licensing Working Group and Copyright Clearance Center, the presenters discussed how to develop or refine your Open Access plan and explained what publishers are doing to facilitate the demand for free access to publicly funded content. The speakers also discussed the challenges and ultimate benefits of enabling public access to scientific research from the publishers point of view.
Peter Binfield, co-Founder and Publisher of Peer J
Peter Binfield, Ph.D. Co-founder & Publisher Physicist. Gigapixel photographer. Pete has worked in the academic publishing world for almost 20 years. Since gaining a PhD in Optical Physics, he has held positions at Institute of Physics, Kluwer Academic, Springer, SAGE and most recently the Public Library of Science (PLoS). At PLoS he ran PLoS ONE, and developed it into the largest and most innovative journal in the world.
Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC
Heather Joseph serves the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), an international coalition of academic and research libraries that promotes the expanded sharing of scholarship. As SPARC’s Director since 2005, Heather has focused on supporting emerging publishing models, enabling digital archives, and establishing open access policies on the national and international levels.
Brian D. Scanlan, President, Thieme Publishers
Brian Scanlan, President of the International Division of Thieme who joined the team in 1995. Thieme, which was founded in 1886, is a privately held, global force that publishes international medical and scientific information that serves physicians, health professionals and students.
- The power point slides of the presentation are available here.
- The full recording of the webcast is available here.
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