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Faculty Conference on Scholarly Publishing

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  • Paul Gray: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley
    Opening Remarks
    (approx. 11 minutes)

    "Scholarly publishing, scholarly channels of communication are changing. … One has the sense that forums like this and perhaps this meeting will be looked upon in the years ahead as a place where some of the ideas that formed the new paradigms for scholarly publication will get discovered or thought of and launched."

  • Daniel Greenstein: Associate Vice Provost and University Librarian, California Digital Library (CDL)
    Scholarly Communication. What's the problem and whose problem is it?
    (with introduction, approx. 42 minutes)

    "…the problem is shared. … what has to happen is that everyone who has a stake in it and doesn't understand anybody else's stake, we kind of have to hold hands, jump into the abyss together … and that's hard to do. It is hard to coordinate action across universities, faculty, libraries."

  • Lawrence Lessig: Professor, Stanford Law School
    An Economy of Ideas
    (with introduction, approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes)

    Idea one: "…all creative work goes through at least two lives … commercial life when a work lives in a bookstore and is sold and is available in that traditional commercial channel. And … a beyond commercial life, the life after it has lived in the commercial channel and then enters our culture, our libraries, our memory. … A healthy culture needs both."

    Idea two on the ethics of an academic: "We all got into this business because we had a commitment to knowledge … that is universally accessible. Universally accessible not to just those who happen to be at the richest universities in the United States … but to anybody."

    Idea three: "All of culture is remix. … Every single act of reading and choosing and criticizing and praising is … remix. This is how cultures get made."

  • Bruce Alberts: President, National Academy of Sciences and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF
    New Opportunities for Scholarly Communication in Science
    (with introduction, approx. 47 minutes)

    "Maximizing the effectiveness of science requires doing everything possible to maximize the free exchange of knowledge and the random collisions of ideas."

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