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Open Access Week at USC

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Open Access Week at USC

Time: October 20, 2015 from 10am to 2:30pm
Country: United States of America
Street: Doheny Library, Room 240, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Phone: 2137408349
Event Type: panel, presentations
Organized By: Beth Namei
Latest Activity: Oct 9, 2015

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Event Description

The USC Libraries invite you to two discussions on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, both will be held in DML 240:

New Frontiers in Open Access Publishing

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

How will open access publishing impact the future dissemination of your research and scholarship? This panel will explore the question and provide a brief background on the open access movement that is changing the academic publishing landscape. Hear from university press and commercial publishers about new open access ventures, and the challenges and opportunities that open access introduces into the scholarly communication system.


  • Gail Clement, Head of Research Services, Caltech Libraries (Moderator)
  • John McDonald, Associate Dean of Collections, USC Libraries
  • Alison Mudditt, Director, University of California Press
  • Representative from a commercial publisher, TBD

What Does Open Access Mean for the Humanities?

1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

This panel will explore the implications of the open access movement for students and scholars in the humanities. How are USC humanities faculty exploring and contributing to open access initiatives? How might contributing to open access publications—journals, monographs, and digital networks—reshape the role and practice of scholarship, tenure and education? How can libraries support and promote open access publishing? These and other questions related to the challenges and benefits of the evolving scholarly communication ecosystem will be discussed.


  • Tara McPherson, Associate Professor, Media Arts + Practice Division, and co-founder of Scalar and Vectors
  • Arunima Paul, PhD in English, Gender & Visual Studies from USC in 2014; USC Libraries Research Assistant (Moderator)
  • John Carlos Rowe, USC Associates Chair in Humanities; Professor of English, American Studies & Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature
  • Deborah Holmes-Wong, Director, USC Digital Library

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