Panel I: Trends in Scholarly Publishing
This panel will consider the issues facing academic publishers in their efforts to maintain access to significant scholarship. What are some of the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging electronic technologies? What kinds of alternative models has the academic publishing community established to challenge commercial publishers? How have scholarly societies and university presses helped to redefine the scholarly publishing algorithm? How can digital technologies be used to promote and disseminate research and scholarship in higher education?
Presentation remarks:Vincent H. Resh, UC Berkeley Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM); Editor of the Annual Review of Entomology
Panel II: The "Status" of Electronic Publishing: Overcoming Constraints on New Modes of Scholarly Communication
Yet institutional acceptance of these new media often lags behind technological and scholarly developments. Many publishers discourage the "pre-publication" of materials through electronic dissemination and electronic publication does not always receive equal consideration in tenure, promotion and credentialing decisions to its print counterparts.
As a result of these constraints, many authors remain hesitant to post their work in electronic formats.
This panel will consider the question of what "status" should be granted to documents which have been published electronically. This question has implications for both the issues of what constitutes "scholarly" publishing and what constitutes "pre-publication." Panelists will include authors, publishers and administrators concerned with publication acceptance policies and promotion and tenure issues.
Presentation remarks:Robin Peek, Professor, Library and Information Science, Simmons College
Arms, Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
Panel III: Future of Academic Research Libraries
Panelists include top-level administrators of research libraries and academic library coalitions; all are involved in ground-breaking organizational and management activities that are pushing libraries and scholarly publishing "to the edge" and beyond to create a paradigm for the 21st century.
Presentation remarks:Ken Frazier, Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System and Chair, Steering Committee of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, Association of Research Libraries
Beverlee French, Associate Director, Shared Collections and Services, California Digital Library
Tom Sanville, Director OhioLINK
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