Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication

11 October 2012, 12:00 - 15:00

SG2, Alison Richard Building

As government policy shifts towards support for open access publishing, the Digital Humanities Network is hosting a lecture by Professor Janet Finch and panel discussion to debate the future of scholarly communication in the digital age. 

The focus of the session will be the report Accessibility, Sustainability, Excellence: how to expand access to research publications. This report, published in June 2012 was produced by an independent working group, with representatives from all the main constituencies in the scholarly communications landscape. Subsequently the Government accepted its recommendations, and the implementation process has begun. The lecture will cover the main drivers for change, the recommendations, and the practicalities of implementation. 

Registration has now closed for this event.  If you are interested in attending please contact Michelle Maciejewska.


Professor Janet Finch (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester; lead author of the independent working group report: Accessibility, Sustainability, Excellence: how to expand access to research publications)

Sir Tim Gowers (Royal Society 2010 Anniversary Research Professor, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics)
Peter Morgan (Head of Medical and Science Libraries, Cambridge University Library)
Dr Anne Alexander (Co-ordinator, Cambridge Digital Humanities Network)