MIT Community Forum on Open Access | 2019

MIT Community Forum on Open Access
Open Access for Anthropology: A Model for Universal OA
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Location: Wong Auditorium, Tang Center, E51-115, (2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA)

Sponsored by MIT Anthropology, MIT SHASS Dean’s Office, and Libraria


MIT Forum on Open Access is proud to host "Open Access for Anthropology: A Model for Universal OA"

The event will kick off with a morning Community Forum on the future of open access publishing. MIT Librarian Chris Bourg will present an update on relevant progress from the MIT OA Task Force, and then the Libraria collective will introduce a new model for universal open access to research and scholarship that has research libraries and research funders working together (L+F) to support the conversion of subscription journals to open access.

An invitational workshop will follow in which publishers, journal editors, academic society leadership, librarians, and research funders will, with the input of strategic advisors, work on the terms of the model and a basis for a pilot. The pilot will begin with interested parties in anthropology, but with an eye to how this L+F model for open access might work for other social sciences, humanities, and STEM fields.

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8:30    Coffee, Tang Foyer   

8:45    Welcome to the MIT Community Forum on Open Access

 * Heather Paxson, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Anthropology, MIT;

 * Alberto Corsin-Jimenez, Libraria and Reader in Social Anthropology, Spanish National Research Council

9:00    The State of Open Access

 * Chris Bourg, Director of Libraries at MIT and Open Access Task Force

9:45    A Library and Funder (L+F) Model of Open Access: The Case of Anthropology

  * John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor, Stanford University and Public Knowledge Project