Future of Scholarly Communications symposium

Sep 8, 2006 by

The Chemical Information Division of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring a symposium of interest to information professionals and chemists on the subject of new models of scholarly publishing entitled The Future of Scholarly Communications. The symposium will take place on Friday, October 6, 2006, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon at the ACS Northeast Regional Meeting, Binghamton, NY.

Speakers are:

  • Elizabeth Brown, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
    Introduction and Overview to Scholarly Communications
  • David P. Martinsen, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC
    The impact of web technology on scholarly publishing
  • Linda J. Miller, Nature Publishing, New York, NY
    Nature’s trial of open peer review
  • Julia C. Blixrud, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Washington, DC
    Advocating for new models of scholarly communication: the role of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
  • William G. Town, Kilmorie Clarke Ltd, London, United Kingdom and Bryan Vickery, BioMed Central Ltd, London, United Kingdom
    Open access publishing in chemical research
  • A. Ben Wagner, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
    Open access: changing the equation for scholars and librarians

Advance registration for NERM 2006 is available until September 11, 2006. A discounted registration fee ($65) is available for librarians attending the day of the symposium.

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