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IPC Salon: Challenges of Funding & Sustaining Open Access – October 23

IPCSalon.001-001In celebration of Open Access Week 2013, BCLA’s Information Policy Committee is bringing back the IPC salon. Our salons are informal gatherings where interested people come together learn more about important (or just exciting!) issues around information policy. Fun, debate, and discussion are enthusiastically encouraged.

The IPC is very excited to welcome Brian Owen for our first salon; Brian will be speaking about “challenges of funding and sustaining open access initiatives”, with a discussion to follow.

When: Wednesday, October 23rd, 7pm

Where: Heartwood Community Cafe (formerly Rhizome – fully licensed, food available for purchase), 317 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Who: Brian Owen is the Associate University Librarian for Technology Services and Special Collections at the SFU Library. He is also the Managing Director for the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), which, among other things, is responsible for the development and support of Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open source software publishing platform used by thousands of scholarly journals. He is an Associate with SFU’s Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing and SFU’s Master of Publishing Program. In 2012 he chaired the joint CARL/CRKN Open Access Working Group.

Please join us (and join us in thanking Allison Trumble for the work she’s been putting in as the IPC Salon Coordinator)!