BC Research Libraries Group Presents Open Access Authors Fund on November 17th

The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present Open Access Authors Fund

In June 2008, Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary established an Open Access Authors Fund. The first of its kind in Canada and the sixth such program in the world, the Fund is designed to pay submission fees for University of Calgary authors who have articles accepted in Open Access journals that charge such fees. This initiative and other open access funds established at University of California-Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Nottingham, and University of Amsterdam represents innovative ways Libraries, typically in partnership with their University administrations or VP of Research offices, are supporting open access publication on their campuses.

Join Andrew Waller from the University of Calgary for a discussion of the background to and implementation of their Open Access Authors Fund.

Monday, November 17th, 2008
3:30 to 5:00pm Dodson Room (302), Irving K. Barker Learning Centre The University of British Columbia

RSVP: http://toby.library.ubc.ca/booking/description.cfm?sessionid=6188

About Andrew Waller:
Andrew Waller is Serials Librarian in the Collections Services unit at the University of Calgary. He also has some managerial responsibilities in the Serial Acquisitions unit. Andrew regularly writes and speaks on topics such as Open Access, e-journals, the effects of the USA PATRIOT and similar legislation on Canadian libraries, and systematic downloading. He is a contributor to the Open Access Librarian blog and is a Canadian editor for E-LIS.

For more information about The BCLRG Lecture Series please contact a committee member:
SFU: Heather De Forest (hdefores@sfu.ca), Don Taylor (dstaylor@sfu.ca),
UBC: Joy Kirchner (joy.kirchner@ubc.ca), Kat McGrath (kat.mcgrath@ubc.ca),
UVic: Katy Nelson (katnel@uvic.ca)

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