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Enhancing the Impact of Scholarship: How Authors Can Better Reach Readers in the New Publishing Economy

November 5, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Edge Workshop Room | Bostock Library | Duke University November 5, 2015, 3:30pm to 5:00pm with reception to follow Free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged. Register here: http://authorsalliance.org/duke   How and when does open access benefit authors? What’s the difference between open access and public access? What uses of social media can enhance the impact of your work? Do “open” models work outside the sciences? How can I persuade my tenure committee that my scholarship is having impact?   Authors who write to be read care about how their works are published and what that means for reader access, but the range of academic publishing outlets available can seem daunting. While conventional book and journal publishing still predominate in many fields, new opportunities exist to share scholarly works—everything from open access journals and institutional repositories to academic blogging and personal websites. Even scholarly monographs are increasingly made available under Creative Commons licenses. What works best to get scholarly ideas out there and under what circumstances?   Join us for this panel discussion with Authors Alliance, where we will explore the opportunities and challenges scholars face in maximizing the impact of their work. Authors Alliance will introduce a new, author-oriented guide to the ins and outs of open access publishing and explain why authors of books should consider rights reversions.   Panelists include:
  • James Boyle (moderator) William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law, Duke Law
  • Tori Ekstrand, Assistant Professor, UNC School of Media and Journalism
  • Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Berkeley Law School
  • John Sherer, Spangler Family Director, UNC Press
  • Kevin Smith, Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication, Duke Libraries
  • Harry Watson, Atlanta Alumni Distinguished Professor of Southern Culture, UNC History
  Agenda: 3:30 p.m.    Introduction to Authors Alliance 3:35 p.m.    Moderated Panel Discussion 4:35 p.m.    Questions & Answers 5:00 p.m.    Reception   Sponsored by: UNC Libraries UNC School of Information and Library Science UNC Center for Media Law and Policy Duke Center for the Study of the Public Domain   Free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged. Register here: http://authorsalliance.org/duke   About Authors Alliance: Co-founded by four members of the U.C. Berkeley faculty, Authors Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for and empowering authors who write to be read, supported by a growing international community of members. Recent Authors Alliance initiatives include efforts to demystify and simplify publishing contracts, voicing official positions on copyright reform and litigation, and producing guides on legal issues authors are likely to encounter. For more information, see http://authorsalliance.org    

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November 5, 2015
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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http://authorsalliance.org/duke

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UNC Libraries
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