The speaker will be Ms. Fides Datu-Lawton (BLS 1971) who is currently the Director of the Library Resources Unit of the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Below is an abstract taken from an email communication sent by Ms. Mila M. Ramos to PLAI-STRLC yahoogroups dated 27 July 2007 :
The lecturer will provide an introduction to Open Access (OA), the major OA initiatives worldwide and some key imperatives that underpin them. In addition, she will discuss its benefits to researchers, parent institutions and to the society in general by opening up research and scholarly outputs.
Drawing on her experience in developing their own publishing programs in the University of Technology, Sydney, the lecturer will demonstrate the ways in which OA and online publishing can facilitate access to research and scholarship. Also, she will discuss the impacts of implementing digital repositories and online programs on librarians, academic and research staff and editorial teams.
Key implementation issues and policies will also be highlighted to open discussion with delegates.
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