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Emory Conference Center

Symposium on Open Access and Digital Preservation

Emory Conference Center, Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Saturday October 2, 2004

Please Note: As of 10/8/04 this page is being updated to include links to the presentations and related web sites of the presenters. This process will be completed as soon as copies of all presentations are collated.

Symposium themes: Much of the most innovative output of scholars is today at risk because of commercial threats to public intellectual property rights.In addition, many institutions are now recognizing the fragility of their infrastructures for long-term preservation of digital information. This symposium will explore the opportunities for preserving long-term access to scholarly information through the new model of Open Access publications as well as organizational and technological innovations in digital preservation.

Symposium Program Schedule
8:00-8:30 Registration
  8:30-8:45 Welcome
8:45-9:30 Keynote: David Seaman [Presentation Summary by ELM]
David Seaman is Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation, a leadership organization of thirty-seven major academic libraries and related agencies. Prior to that Seaman was founding director (1992-2002) of the University of Virginia's Electronic Text Center, and speaks and writes frequently about aspects of humanities computing and digital libraries.

9:30-10:45 Panel 1: Legal, Economic and Social Aspects
of Open Access.

Ray English [ Presentation | SPARC | Presentation Summary by ELM]
Director of Libraries at Oberlin College and SPARC Steering Committee Member
Mark McCabe [Presentation | Forthcoming Paper: "The Economics of Open-Access Journals" | Presentation Summary by ELM ]
Professor of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dwayne Buttler (Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication, University of Louisville)
11:00-12:00 Panel 2: Institutional Partnerships and Organizational Issues. Panelists:

Caroline Arms [ Presentation | NDIIP Website | Presentation Summary by ELM]
Program officer of the Library of Congress NDIIP Program. She has worked in the past on the American Memory project.

Martin Halbert [ Presentation | MetaArchive Website | Presentation Summary by ELM]
Director for Library Systems, Emory University
Tyler Walters [ Presentation | MetaArchive Website | Presentation Summary by ELM]
Associate Director, Digital and Technical Services, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:30 Featured Speaker: David Shulenburger [ | Presentation Summary by ELM ]
David Shulenburger is the Executive Vice Chancellor of the University of Kansas. For much of the last decade he has been an advocate for the reform of the scholarly communications system, writing and speaking in numerous national and international fora on the topic.
1:30-3:00 Panel 3: Technology of Open Access and Digital Preservation. Panelists:
Thomas Robertson [ Presentation | LOCKSS Project | Presentation Summary by ELM]
Technical Manager, LOCKSS Program, Stanford University
John Willinsky [ Public Knowledge Project | Presentation Summary by ELM]
Professor and Director of the Public Knowledge Project at the University of British Columbia
The content of Willinsky’s talk, as well as the live demonstrations of Open Journal Systems, are available at the Public Knowledge Project website link above.
3:15-4:45 Panel 4: Open Access Scholarly Publishers. Panelists:
Jeff Boatright and Stephen Cristol
[Presentation | Molecular Vision | Presentation Summary by ELM ]
Ken Carter, Kitty McNeill, and Beth Haines
[ Presentation | Journal of Cognitive Affective Learning | Presentation Summary by ELM]
Allen Tullos and Katherine Skinner
[ Southern Spaces | Presentation Summary by ELM]
4:45-4:50 Closing Remarks

Emory University Conference Center, Atlanta, GA. The symposium will be held in the conference center amphitheater. Coffee and registration will start at 8:30 AM. Symposium concludes at 5:00 PM. Continental breakfast, lunch buffet and all-day snack bar provided in cost of registration. Wireless internet access will be available in the symposium facilities.

Out-of-town attendees can stay at the Emory Conference Center or the Emory Inn. A special rate for guests of the symposium is provided. When making reservations, ask for the Open Access and Digital Preservation Symposium group rate.

Page Last Updated: November 19, 2004