UNT's 2nd Annual Symposium on Open Access , held on May 20th, was a huge success!
The conference featured speakers that discussed current trends in the Open Access movement and specific ways that open sources software tools (repository and e-journal software platforms in particular) are improving access to scholarship.
The symposium keynote was John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University and sometime professor at the University of British Columbia. He is the director of the Public Knowledge Project at Stanford, UBC, and SFU, which has been working for a decade on improving the scholarly and public quality of research through the development of open source platforms for journals and a research program studying the impact of this increased access to research on professionals and the public, as well as on the global dimensions of the academic community.
The conference included many other speakers, each of which explored a particular aspect of the Open Access movement.