Sustainability and Open Access: A Discussion at the New York Academy of Medicine

The following event announcement has been reprinted with permission from The New York Academy of Medicine:

Toward a Sustainable Approach to Open Access Publishing and Archiving

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

The library world is now an electronic world. However, issues of access to information have, ironically, been exacerbated by the growth of digital journals. In particular, questions of expense have dogged discussions of electronic access. Libraries, universities, and research institutions are all exploring different responses to the challenge of free and ready exchange of research findings. Open Access (OA) has become a key response. Yet, issues of quality, authority, and review have threatened the promise of OA journals.

On December 4, The New York Academy of Medicine's Center for the History of Medicine will host an informal discussion among library professionals deeply engaged with the questions raised by OA. Discussants will respond to a green paper “Toward a Sustainable Approach to Open Access Publishing and Archiving,” prepared by Lisa Norberg (Barnard) and Rebecca Kennison (Columbia), followed by a more general discussion.


Simon Chaplin
Head, Wellcome Library, London, UK

Jill Cirasella
Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Rebecca Kennison
Director, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University

Lisa Norberg
Dean of the Library & Academic Information Services, Barnard College

Cathy Norton
Director Emerita, Marine Biological Library / Woods Hole Institute Library
NLM Consultant

This event is free; registration is required.