Penn Libraries 2015 Symposium on Open Access: Open Dialogs on Open Access

Starting on Monday, October 19, Penn Libraries will be hosting a symposium made up of multiple events that should provide opportunities to learn about open access publishing, its challenges and benefits. Events will also provide ample opportunity for conversation and the sharing of ideas.

To view all of the events visit:

You can register for most events through the Penn WICShops calendar.!/month/2015/10/01/8660/. Be sure to look at both October and November.

Highlights include:

Lunch at Annenberg on Monday with speaker Jeff Pooley from Muhlenberg College on Open Media Scholarship. Find out more here:, and rsvp to sblack @

Our own Katie Rawson and Sarah Wipperman will enlighten you on Creative Commons licensing on Tuesday at noon and also our own John Mark Ockerbloom will trade ideas on avenues to public domain and fair use with Robert Terrell from the Office of General Counsel, Thursday at noon.

On Friday, good friends of the library Eric Alan Weinstein and Chris Mustazza will describe their multifaceted open access projects: Prometheus Unbound and PennSound.

The following weeks feature panels on publishing  with Penn graduate scholars, Jerry Singerman of Penn Press, faculty from Nursing Science, Department of Biology, and the Singh Center,  a film showing of The Internet’s Own Boy with Peter Decherney and Jeff Vagle, and a visit from Brigitte Shull, editorial director at Palgrave Macmillan, on early career publishing.

Check our symposium landing page for all of the details of who, what, when and where.

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