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ER&L 2012

April 1–4, 2012

Austin, Texas

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ER&L 2012 | April 2–4, 2012 | Austin, Texas and Online

Exploring ideas, trends and technologies in eresources and digital services.

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Nurture vs. Nature

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 4:35 PM–5:20 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Salon A/B

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Scholarly Communication & Licensing


Scholarly Communication; Open Access Publishing;

Learning Objectives

discuss the current state of open publishing alternatives

respond to publishers and administrators concerning issues of licensing and open access publishing


In 2010, the University of California boycott threat against the Nature Publishing Group once again brought the vexed issue of open access, scholarly communication and all attendant issues to the fore. 

The nexus of economic pressures, the scholarly marketplace, current social and intellectual climate and emerging information services form an unstable and precarious environment for scholars, librarians and publishers alike.

This presentation will examine the current state of play of efforts to enhance open research and open access. It will include a discussion of government policies, commercial publishing protocols, and various campus initiatives and will highlight opportunities for librarians and scholars to collaborate in new ways to produce sustainable scholarly publishing models.


Mr. Tim Strawn, California Polytechnic State University