Enhancing the Impact of Scholarship: How Authors Can Better Reach Readers in the New Publishing Economy

Date(s) - 11/05/2015
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Bostock Library, Edge Workshop Room

On November 5, the Center is joining with the Authors AllianceUNC LibrariesUNC School of Information and Library Science, and the Duke Center for the Study of the Public Domain to discuss how and when open access benefit authors.   

Authors who write to be read care about how their works are published and what that means for reader access, but the range of academic publishing outlets available can seem daunting. While conventional book and journal publishing still predominate in many fields, new opportunities exist to share scholarly works—everything from open access journals and institutional repositories to academic blogging and personal websites. Even scholarly monographs are increasingly made available under Creative Commons licenses. What works best to get scholarly ideas out there and under what circumstances?

Join us for this panel discussion where we will explore the opportunities and challenges scholars face in maximizing the impact of their work. Authors Alliance will also introduce a new, author-oriented guide to the ins and outs of open access publishing and explain why authors of books should consider rights reversions.

Panelists include:

  • James Boyle (moderator) William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law, Duke Law
  • Tori Ekstrand, Assistant Professor, UNC School of Media and Journalism
  • Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Berkeley Law School
  • John Sherer, Spangler Family Director, UNC Press
  • Kevin Smith, Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication, Duke Libraries
  • Harry Watson, Atlanta Alumni Distinguished Professor of Southern Culture, UNC History

The panel will take place in the Edge Workshop Room at Bostock Library, Duke University.  

This event is free and open to the public.  RSVP encouraged.  For more information or to register, go to http://authorsalliance.org/duke

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