Join SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank for the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2013 on Monday October 21st in Washington, DC.
The event will begin with a panel discussion entitled, “Open Access: Redefining Impact,” hosted by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. Among the topics to be discussed are Article Level Metrics (ALM’s) and changing the way scholarly communication is measured.
The following panelists will each discuss what it means to them, their institutions, and their work:
- Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
- Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities
- Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association
- Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science
- Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Following the panel discussion, winning nominations of the new Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) will be announced. Elizabeth Marincola, Chief Executive Officer of PLOS, Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services, Wellcome Library at the Wellcome Trust, and Alex Kozak, Policy Analyst, Public Policy and Government Relations at Google will each announce a winning ASAP nomination. The ASAP Program, sponsored by 27 global organizations including Google, PLOS, and the Wellcome Trust, recognizes those who have built upon Open Access scientific research for new innovations shaping our society.
This event will be streamed live online at World Bank Live.
Schedule of Events
3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks (World Bank)
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion on “Open Access: Redefining Impact”
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Introduction of Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) Winners and Awards Ceremony (PLoS)
Registration is not necessary to join the webcast or LiveBlog, however we encourage you to sign up below to receive event updates and reminders. The webcast and LiveBlog will be recorded and posted here for use during and after local Open Access events.
For information about Open Access week events and information please go to http://www.openaccessweek.org.