Check out this post on a forum at the GC on the rights of authors in scholarly publishing. It’s relevant to much of what we’ve been talking about and is hosted by the fantastic Open Access@CUNY group on the CUNY Academic Commons. Here’s the 411 for the talk:
Friday, March 28, 2014
2pm – 4pm
Graduate Center, Room C197 (Concourse Level)
Space is limited! Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/cunyrights
And a general plug for the Commons and the Open Access group. The Commons is a pathbreaking project by a group of scholars and technologists across CUNY that’s been a model nationwide for using the web to build community. It’s basically a Facebook-like interface in the sense that each user has an avatar and can easily interact with other users, but it’s much more open that FB in allowing users to create new blogs/writing spaces/collaborations. There’s a ton of activity on the site, from CUNY Pie (pizza lovers @ CUNY who meet at metro pizza joints monthly) to more sober and lo-cal groups like Open Access. The OA group is made up of librarians and scholars who advocate for and think about how to open up scholarly publishing to its audiences in affordable, accessible, beautiful, and intellectually rich ways.