Open Access Scholarly Publishing as Thought and Action

Friday, October 28, 2011
CUNY Graduate Center—Room 9204
free and open to the public

As a culmination of CUNY Open Access Week 2011, and in conjunction with the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative, this panel will unravel issues surrounding open access scholarly publishing. Our panelists will share their inspiration for becoming open access advocates, their thinking about adopting particular licenses for their work, and the processes through which they have liberated their scholarship—from their perspectives as authors, editors and publishers.

The panel will include:

Members of the Radical Teacher editorial collective: Emily Drabinski is an Instruction Librarian at Long Island University, Brooklyn, James Davis and Joseph Entin, both Associate Professors of English at Brooklyn College. Radical Teacher is a socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal about the theory and practice of teaching. Published in print since 1975, the journal has recently decided to transition to an open access model.

Matthew K. Gold is an Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology and of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he serves as Advisor to the Provost for Master’s Programs and Digital Initiatives. He recently edited the book Debates in the Digital Humanities, which will be published through the University of Minnesota Press in January 2012 both as a printed text and an expanded, open-access edition on the web.

Michael Mandiberg is an artist and Assistant Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and on the Doctoral Faculty of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the coauthor of Digital Foundations: An Intro to Media Design, Collaborative Futures, and the editor of The Social Media Reader.

Trebor Scholz is a scholar, artist, professor, chair, organizer and chair of the conference series The Politics of Digital Culture at The New School in NYC. His forthcoming monograph with Polity offers a history of the Social Web and its Orwellian economies. In spring 2011, he co-authored From Mobile Playgrounds to Sweatshop City (with Laura Y. Liu). Scholz is the editor of two collections of essays, Learning Through Digital Media (iDC, 2011) and a volume on digital labor (Routledge, 2012). He also founded the Institute for Distributed Creativity that is widely known for its online discussions of critical network culture.

For more information about Open Access publishing, and CUNY’s 2011 Open Access Week events, see the Open Access @ CUNY blog on the CUNY Academic Commons, or get in touch with Professor Alycia Sellie: asellie@brooklyn.cuny.edu

“Doing Science in the Open” @ NYU, Sept. 19, 6:30pm

No need to wait for Open Access Week to attend great events about openness!  Our open access friends at NYU have organized a fantastic-sounding event about open science:

On Monday, September 19 at 6:30pm at NYU’s Bobst Library, Michael Nielsen is giving a talk about open science.  Nielsen is a major figure in the field of quantum computation, and in the past few years he has become one of the most prominent supporters of open science — in fact, he has a book about open science, Reinventing Discovery, coming out in November.  More details about the talk can be found here.  RSVP is required, so be sure to RSVP if you want to attend!

If you’re interested but can’t make it, you can watch a similar talk Nielsen gave at the TEDxWaterloo event last March:

Mark Your Calendars: Open Access Week 2011

This year Open Access Week will take place during October 24-28, 2011. A number of special events will be taking place throughout CUNY, so mark your calendars and check back here for more details about what’s to come!

If you have suggestions or would like to get involved with the planning of any Open Access events, please contact the blog authors on this site!