2015 Open Access Symposium, Stony Brook University Libraries

Before heading upstate for NYLA 2015, I attended the 2015 Open Access Symposium & Prelec Lecture at Stony Brook University. The symposium was a fascinating mix of perspectives from academics, librarians, and technologists on the challenges and opportunities of open access publishing… but I really went to see Laura present her thoughts and experiences in the Research, Public Access and Open Access panel discussion.

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Laura on the far left of the dais

I was also incredibly inspired by Gary Ward’s excellent keynote. Gary is the board chairman of PLoS, an open access publisher of scientific journals that’s giving traditional publishing model a run for its money!