NFAIS Hosts Workshop on Exploring Funding Models for Open Access to Scholarly Research, Oct. 23, Philadelphia

Leading experts on open access to share their expertise in finding stable, scalable and sustainable models for open access’s long-term viability

October 7, 2015, Annapolis, MD – The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information services community, will host a Workshop on finding stable and sustainable funding models for open access to scholarly research. 

This event takes place Friday, October 23, 2015, at The Hub’s Cira Center in Philadelphia (with virtual participation available from any location).

Focusing on The Impact of Open Access Models: Finding Stable, Sustainable and Scalable Solutions, this NFAIS Workshop features a prominent set of thought leaders on open access from the nonprofit, commercial, consulting and academic sectors. Each presenter will share their perspectives and research on the impact of OA on the scholarly community. Presenters will look at this issue across the spectrum of scholarly disciplines – including STM, the Humanities and the Social Sciences – focusing on ideas and current practices that aim to drive a stable, sustainable and scalable path forward for open access.

In addition, Nancy Blair-DeLeon, an independent consultant to the information services community, will unveil the results of an NFAIS survey, conducted in July 2015, of information community perceptions of open access financial models. The survey, among a range of questions, asked respondents for their views on what impact open access publishing has on current funding policies and practices within the scholarly research and information community.

Workshop presenters include: Simone Taylor, Publisher, Open Access, Wiley; MacKenzie Smith, PI and University Librarian, University of California, Davis; Brian Crawford, President, Publications Division, ACS; Ann Gabriel, Vice President, Academic and Research Relations, Elsevier; Kathleen DiLaurenti, Arts Librarian, College of William and Mary; Mary Rose Muccie, Executive Director, Temple University Press; Helen Cullyer, Program Officer, Scholarly Communication, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and Erich van Rijn, Director of Publishing Operations, University of California Press.

What: NFAIS Workshop on The Impact of Open Access Models: Finding Stable, Sustainable and Scalable Solutions

When: Friday, October 23, 2015, 8:30am - 4:00pm EDT

Location: The Hub's Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (and virtual)

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