Sunday, July 02, 2006

Event: JISC Open Access Conference

JISC Open Access Conference – bookings now open

The UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) wishes to invite leading representatives of funding agency, university, author, publishing and library communities to a conference to discuss how to progress Open Access. The Conference is to be held at Keble College Oxford 27-28 September 2006. The conference programme includes an opening keynote by the Director-General of CERN, Dr Robert Aymar.

Progress towards open access to research outputs has been significant in respect of both repository development and the availability of open access journals. Opportunities exist for authors to make their work available in outlets which will yield higher citations and provide increased value from publicly or charity-funded research. A number of academic organisations representing funding agencies and universities have made policy statements supporting developments in scholarly communication and JISC has supported these developments as part of its strategic commitment to improve the effectiveness of scholarly communication.

While much is being achieved, the momentum of change can be maintained through a greater understanding of the priorities of different stakeholders.

The event will be free of charge and places will be limited. To find out more and to register for the Conference please go to:

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