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Deadline extended call for posters: ACRL/NY Symposium Scholarly Communication: Evolution Or Revolution? Monica Berger 02 Aug 2004 22:40 UTC

ACRL/NY Symposium Scholarly Communication: Evolution Or Revolution?

Call for Poster Session Proposals

Over the last half-century, pressures from a variety of sources have
resulted in a radical transformation in the way research has been
published and disseminated. These pressures have included enormous growth
in the number of academic journals, increases in the price of
subscriptions, coupled with decreasing library budgets, and the advent of
electronic publication formats, accompanied by publishers' attempts to
exercise control over access to proprietary material. The result has been
a conflict of interest affecting the various stakeholders in the scholarly
community: scholars and researchers, students, libraries and publishers.
The dilemma affecting the entire process of scholarly communication is the
theme of the 2004 ACRL/NY Symposium. The symposium will take place in New
York City at Baruch College on Dec 3rd, 2004. We invite proposals for
poster sessions that address any issue related to this theme, including,
but not limited to:

The relationship of steep subscription prices to collection management
Alternative publishing models
Responses and initiatives of libraries or library systems
Alternative publishing models and scholars: tenure and promotion
Licensing agreements and the library's mission to facilitate access to

Proposals should be submitted electronically and they should be between
100-200 words long. Please send them by August 15th to: Marion Prudlo,
Borough of Manhattan Community College Library