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A Matter of Discipline: The State of Open Access in the Arts

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Providing a survey of open access publishing in the arts, Patrick Tomlin will give us an overview of the two dominant "flavors" of open publishing, the open access journal and the institutional or disciplinary repository, examining successful examples of both in disciplines like art history, architecture and design. We will look at what obstacles are slowing the uptake of open access publishing by scholars in the arts, and what possible roles the art librarian might play in raising awareness of open access and other pressing scholarly communication issues.

Speaker:Patrick Tomlin, Head of the Art + Architecture Library, Virginia Tech

*This is an encore presentation of Patrick's ARLIS/NA 2010 Boston conference presentation.