DiMenna-Nyselius Library will present a free, public lecture to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its building, on Monday, October 31 at 4 pm in the Library’s Multimedia Auditorium.
James Neal, Columbia University’s vice president for Information Services and university librarian, will give a talk in the Multimedia Room on the changing landscape of scholarly publishing and the open access movement. Mr. Neal has served on the Scholarly Communication committees as chair of the Steering Committee of SPARC - the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. SPARC’s focus is to encourage the emergence of new scholarly communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research and thereby reduce financial pressures on libraries.
The event will also serve to announce DigitalCommons@Fairfield, an open access institutional repository highlighting the scholarship of Fairfield faculty that launches in January.
Refreshments will be served.