Panel 4: University Presses

About This Session

This panel session will feature speakers from University Presses, who will discuss issues involved in Open Access.  There are different issues between OA journals and monographs, and widely varying business models for each genre.  Open Access is a relatively new strategy for university presses, which are exploring new strategies for providing free access to content.  There may also be effective hybrid models, some of which will be discussed.

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John Sherer

  • Spangler Family Director, University of North Carolina Press

John Sherer was named the seventh director of the University of North Carolina Press in June of 2012.

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Ron Chrisman

  • Director, University of North Texas Press

Ron Chrisman is director of the University of North Texas Press in Denton, Texas. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Occidental College in Los Angeles and his master's degree in social science from Syracuse University. While at Syracuse he began his publishing career in the editorial department of Syracuse University Press.

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David Scherer

David Scherer is the Scholarly Repository Specialist at the Purdue University Libraries. In his role, he serves as the manager of the Purdue e-Pubs institutional repository (

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9:00am to 10:15am


Medical Education and Training Building (MET). Multipurpose Room 109/110/111

UNT Health Science Center