Open Access: Redefining Impact

October 21, 2013
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Room: 1620

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Marilyn Billings
413-545-6891

We are pleased to announce the lineup of speakers for the SPARC/World Bank Global Open Access Week kickoff event.

This event features a 60-minute panel discussion on the topic of “Open Access: Redefining Impact.” Panelists representing a diverse set of stakeholders – scientific researchers, publishers, technologists and policy makers – will examine the potential positive impacts that can result when research results are shared freely in the digital environment.

The panel, moderated by SPARC Executive Director Heather Joseph, features:

• Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

• Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities

• Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association

• Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

• Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science