CRCS Privacy and Security Lunch Seminar
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Time: 12:00pm-1:30 pm
Place: Maxwell Dworkin 2nd Floor Lounge Area
Speaker: Stuart Shieber
Title: The Future of Open Access, and How to Stop It
Abstract: Efforts such as the open access policies enacted by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Law School are intended to promote the broadest access to the university’s scholarly writings by retaining rights to distribute scholarly articles according to the principles of “open access”. There are reasonable worries, however, of unintended consequences of a wholesale change of scholarly communications practice along these lines. I will discuss the policies, the dystopian scenarios they sometimes evoke, and how universities can help avoid them.