This scientific symposium has passed. However, please feel free to watch the videos of the lectures and view the speakers' slide presentations which are available by clicking on the "Maximizing Author Impact" link near the bottom of this page.
Catherine Nancarrow, Public Library of Science
Jennifer McLennan, Scholarly Publishing Academic Resources Coalition, a.k.a. SPARC
Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer from Duke University
John Licciardone, Executive Director of the Osteopathic Research Center at the University of North Texas Health Science Center
Symposium lectures and discussion include (among other topics):
Discipline and Institutional Repositories
New methods of Publishing
Preservation of Intellectual Assets
NIH Public Access Policy
Browsing New Trends in Scholarly Communication: Maximizing Author Impact by Title
Jennifer McLennan discusses the Open Access movement and how institutions of higher learning and government agencies are beginning to incorporate Open Access initiatives to broaden the reach of scholarly literature.
Catherine Nancarrow describes how biomedical research that is available through Open Access means can be enriched after publication by scholars engaging in discussion and by interested parties adapting the literature in new ways.