UPW-Logo-2015University Press Week is celebrated worldwide from November 8-14. The week is designed to draw attention to the great scholarly publishing work that challenges boundaries and stimulates thought.

During Press Week the Association of American University Presses is hosting some online events that can be viewed by anyone, anywhere they have online access.  The first, Opening Access: The Reinvention of the Academic Book, will be broadcast November 10 at 2:00 pm Central/3:00 pm Eastern on Google+ Hangouts on Air.

Moderated by: Jennifer Howard, Senior Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education

Speakers: Frances Pinter (Manchester University Press/Knowledge Unlatched), a publisher of both traditional print and innovative Open Access monographs; Peter Suber (Harvard University, Berkman Center for Internet & Society), one of the foremost theorists of Open Access; Augusta Rohrbach (author of Thinking Outside the Book), a scholar of book culture embedded in a world of digital communications; and Matthew K. Gold (CUNY Graduate Center), who, with the team on the Manifold project, is transforming scholarly publications into living digital works.

The event is cosponsored by Academic Book Week, a program of the UK-based Academic Book of the Future project.

There are two parallel streams of technological and cultural change that drive the debate over how to publish the best scholarship and in the best way: the model for access to scholarship and the format or process for “publishing.”

Opening Access: The Reinvention of the Academic Book
When: November 10; 2:00 pm Central/3:00 pm Eastern
Where: Google+ Hangouts on Air http://bit.ly/1jmzjE9

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