University of Calgary

Open Access

October 22, 2009

Open Access explored

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Leslie Chan is director of Bioline International, a non-profit electronic publishing initiative.
Leslie Chan, one of Canada’s strongest advocates for easily accessible research, says there are exciting new possibilities for innovative scholarship through digital and networking technologies. But he warns that barriers to participation and uncertainty about career advancement and evaluation are raising new challenges.

Chan is the keynote speaker for the University of Calgary’s Open Access Week, which is showcasing the university’s involvement in the open access digital information movement. He speaks on Friday at 2 p.m. in Cassio Rooms A and B in the MacEwan Student Centre.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Chan is director of Bioline International, a non-profit electronic publishing initiative that provides an open access platform for close to 70 peer reviewed journals from 18 developing countries. Bioline is committed to improving the visibility, usage, quality and impact of journals that are traditionally excluded from mainstream knowledge exchange. 

His lecture is presented by Libraries and Cultural Resources with support from the Students’ Union and the vice-president (research). For more information on Open Access Week go to http://library.ucalgary.ca/services/-faculty/open-access/open-access-week-2009

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