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Scholarly Communications and Copyright: Current Landscapes and Possible Futures

Copyright impacts academia on both producer and consumer ends of the scholarly production cycle. Authors’ fees and restrictive licenses seem to have led to an inhospitable climate for open scholarly publishing, while restrictions on the use of copyrighted material continue to create challenges for online learning and distance education. Is research stymied by articles and data sets hidden behind licenses and firewalls?

Libraries are in a unique position to address these issues by advocating for a balance between authors rights and the dissemination of information. It is the intention of this event to open a discussion on how the Drexel University community can create a sustainable academic environment and perhaps enact change in the current culture of scholarly communications in the US by examining its current status and how it should change in the future.

We invite you to join this discussion, led by Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University, and a panel of experts, on March 21st from 10 AM to 12 PM.

This event will also be made available virtually through Blackboard Collaborate via this URL. [This link is active, but will not have content until the day and time of the event.]

Help us to guide the discussion by answering a few quick questions about copyright here.

The Scholarly Communications and Copyright event was planned by a committee including: Laura Chance, Katherine Fischer, Sophie Miles, Tim Siftar and Shawn Woodson. Assistance was also provided from the Drexel University student chapter of SCALA.


Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: URBN Center Annex Auditorium
Campus: University City Campus
Presenter: Kevin Smith
Categories: Events
Registration: Registration has closed.
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Katherine Fischer

Contact Info:

Drexel University Libraries
Drexel University
245 North 15th Street, MS 449
Hahnemann Library for the Health Sciences
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: 215.762.1069
drexel.edu/library

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course reserves, access services, copyright