ASAUK Open Access meeting 18 March

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Open Access and Research Publication: Making Sense of UK Government Proposals in African Studies. 
Monday 18 March 2013, 1-5pm. 
Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies, Senate House, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU. 

Since David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, commissioned the ‘Finch Report’ on how to expand access sustainably to peer review publication/journal articles there has been considerable debate, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, about the likely impact of Open Access on academics, universities and the research culture, scholarly journals and learned societies. Come along and get to grips with the proposals, debate the issues and their impact within African Studies.

Speakers include:
Graham Furniss, Pro-Director (Research and Enterprise), School of Oriental and African Studies
Janet Remmington, Editorial Director – Arts & Humanities Journals; Regional Director – Africa: HSS Journals, Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Stephanie Kitchen, Chair of the Publications Committee, International African Institute
David Clover, Head of Research Librarians and Librarian for the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Senate House Libraries, University of London
Jonathan Harle, Programmes Manager (Research Capacity), Association of Commonwealth Universities
Chaired by Steph Newell, Sussex/President of the ASAUK

The meeting has been arranged by the ASAUK in association with SCOLMA (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa), the International African Institute, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the Royal African Society.

In particular we would welcome participation from academics within and outside Higher Education Institutions; journal editors and publishers; and academic managers responsible for the implementation of Open Access policies within universities.

Please RSVP to sk111@soas.ac.uk. Refreshments will be available.



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