Open Access Week Keynote: Open Research Policies, Publisher Platforms, and the Future of Scholarship

Open Access Week Keynote: Open Research Policies, Publisher Platforms, and the Future of Scholarship Online

Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC

Following last year's White House announcement that all federally funded research will be made immediately available upon publication, the shift to open research is well underway. How that shift happens is currently being negotiated, and what our systems for research and scholarship look like afterward matters deeply.

This event for International Open Access Week will discuss the latest policy developments related to open research as well as how the largest commercial publishers are responding—and what the implications are for prioritizing community interests over commercialization. The presentation will provide an overview of some publishers' shift to becoming data analytics businesses that provide increasingly integrated platforms for research, with important implications for academic freedom, privacy, and the future of research.

About the Speaker: 

Nick Shockey is the Director of Programs & Engagement at SPARC, where he has worked since 2009. Nick works across SPARC to identify areas to better support member libraries, co-leads SPARC’s communities of practice related to negotiations and privacy and surveillance, manages SPARC’s digital platforms, and leads SPARC’s student and next generation-focused initiatives. Nick led the organization of OpenCon and SPARC’s collaborations with the United Nations Library. Nick also contributes to SPARC's policy advocacy and landscape analysis work, including authoring SPARC's statements opposing Clarivate's acquisition of ProQuestElsevier's acquisition of Interfolio, and commercial surveillance practices by academic vendors.

Celebrate Open Access Week 2023 with the Drexel Libraries

Each year, the Drexel University Libraries celebrates Open Access Week with talks, workshops, and panel discussions to help faculty, staff, and students understand Open Access and the support the Libraries provide for OA publishing and research.  

Throughout the week, the Libraries will feature Drexel researchers and their work to make research and knowledge openly available. Click here for information about our complete schedule of OA Week 2023 events. 

For additional Open Access Week resources and events, visit the official Open Access Week website

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
University City Campus
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw