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Open Access: What We Know Now The Conversation Continues

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Is Open Access working as first imagined (or feared) or are the realities of today very different from the original aims of the movement? The practical consequences of Open Access on areas such as publishers’ business models, collection development and preservation within the library, and authors’ publishing habits are starting to be felt. In this web seminar, Phil Davis of Cornell University presents new data on the impact of Open Access and expert interpretation of what we can learn. An expert panel of commentators from across the continuum of scholarly communications will discuss the data presented, and offer their own stimulating perspectives.

This web seminar has been developed from a session originally presented before the 2009 annual meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, held in Baltimore in late May.

Join us if you want to:

  • Understand what effect Open Access legislation has had on publishers over the last ten years.
  • Learn about the data available for understanding the impact, and the biases within different studies.
  • Review your own publishing policy in preparation for future Open Access initiatives.

The Society for Scholarly Publishing in collaboration with the Association of American University Presses presents another great web-based seminar on a hot topic. With web seminars, you don’t have to leave your office to learn. All you need is a telephone and a computer with Internet access. You can submit questions to the speakers using your computer, and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Registration is per-computer rather than per-site, but you can invite as many staff as you like to participate using a single speakerphone and projector. Why not use the seminar as the basis for your own brainstorming session? All participants receive a recording of the seminar after the event, so you are free to review the presentations again and again.


  • Jennifer Pesanelli, Director of Publications, FASEB


  • Phil Davis, Cornell University


  • Nancy Winchester, American Society of Plant Biologists; Steven Mandeville-Gamble, Gelman Library, George Washington University;
  • Michael Kurtz, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


  • Patty Baskin, Managing Editor, Neurology
  • Jennifer Pesanelli, Director of Publications, FASEB