We thought this event might be of interest to some of our writers:
"The digital era has created untold opportunities to broaden and
deepen academic communications. It has also brought into stark relief
questions of public versus private goods as new pressures are put on
both for and not for profit publishing operations to be sustainable.
The role of academic publishers is being challenged, as the often
publicly funded research ends up being funnelled through the channels
of the private sector. At the same time the Internet makes it possible
to simply bypass conventional publishers altogether, though some
lament the loss of the added value brought by professional publishing.
Within this context it is clear that new business models need to be
constructed. Frances Pinter brings her experiences both as an academic
publisher and an academic researcher herself to bear on the ways in
which academic publishing needs to transform itself to respond to the
opportunities and challenges of the digital age."
(from Oxford Internet Institute pages, see link below)
Date: Friday 21 November 2008 16:00 - 17:30
Location: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS. This
event is open to the public. If you would like to attend please email
your name and affiliation, if any, to: eve...@oii.ox.ac.uk
For more information, please see