Roundtable: Commercialization of academic publishing

 

THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF ACADEMIC PUBLISHING: OPPORTUNITY OR THREAT?

Dear members,

As part of Keeping Education Public Week, APUO will be hosting a roundtable on Monday March 6th, 2017 from 12-12:50pm at Tabaret 083.

The commercialization of academic research has been the subject of intense debate within scientific communities. In the past few years, an increasing number of academic societies have signed publishing agreements with large publishing houses such as the “Big 5”: Reed-Elsevier, Wiley, Routledge-Taylor and Francis, SAGE and Springer. On the one hand, these companies have a global reach that brings research communities closer together. On the other hand, they have been criticized for their pricing practices and high profit margins, which drive up the price of information and make academic publishing less accessible to students and faculty. As a result of these industry trends, university libraries, such as our uOttawa library, have found it increasingly difficult to maintain their collections. In this roundtable, speakers from the University of Ottawa will share their experiences and debate alternatives.

COME CHAT WITH US!
Where: TBT 083, University of Ottawa
When: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at noon – lunch will be served.

Please RSVP here to reserve your lunch!

 

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Change: Budget debate UOttawa 2017-18

 

NOTICE: 2017-2018 BUDGET DEBATE

Dear members,

Please note that the University of Ottawa has not responded to our invitation to send a delegate to our budget debate on January 25th, 2017.

Therefore, we have modified the format of the event to be a presentation of the APUO’s perspective on the 2017-2018 budget followed by a question and discussion period.

While we regret that the employer has declined the opportunity to engage in this dialogue with us, we hope that you will attend and bring your questions, so that we may hear your concerns and suggestions and bring them to the attention of the employer in other forums.

Where: DMS 12102, 55 Laurier, University of Ottawa
When:  Wednesday January 25, 12 noon-12:50pm
A light lunch will be served, please RSVP to help us to plan accordingly.
This message was sent to APUO members on Januay 19, 2017. To see the original message click here.