Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Forthcoming & in the works August 2008

Open Access Panel at EMBS Conference
Friday, August 22nd: participating on a panel on open access at the 30th Annual Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Vancouver (with Brian Owen and EMBS journal editors).

Open Access in Canada in next College & Research Libraries News
News Feature in the next College and Research Libraries News on Open Access in Canada, entitled Open Access and Evolving Scholarly Communications: An Overview of Library Advocacy and Commitment, Institutional Repositories & Publishing.

Information Policy Class and Conference
This fall, I am co-teaching LIBR 561: Information Policy, at the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, along with Devon Greyson of Social Justice Librarian. Students are expected to attend the BCLA Information Policy Committee's conference, Jumpstarting the Public Sphere, October 22-23, 2008 in Vancouver, featuring keynote speaker Michael Geist, followed by Media Democracy Day on October 24. Watch for further details in the near future.

Canadian Library Association Open Access Interest Group
Andrew Waller and I are in early stages of planning for a CLA Open Access Interest Group, to carry forward the work initiated by the Open Access Task Force.

Writing a book: Scholarly Communications for Librarians
I am in the midst of writing a book called Scholarly Communications for Librarians for Chandos Publishing, due out in March 2009. Two chapters will be open access (no decision on which ones, yet).

Preliminary planning for OA Research
With Don Taylor (SFU Library), in preliminary stages of planning a research project on support for open access at Canadian libraries. Watch for further details on the Open Access Directory Research in Progress page.