Open Access Week will feature keynote speech at Hamilton Library

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri Skillman, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator, Library Services
Posted: Oct 12, 2012

Open Access
Open Access
Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of Libraries at Kansas University, will give the keynote address for Open Access Week on Monday, October 22, 2012, from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. in the Hamilton Library Alcove.  The topic of her talk will be, "Open Access: An Evolving Alternative or a Maturing Threat?”
Haricombe has been instrumental in the development of a faculty-initiated open access policy adopted by KU. She is a founding member of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, and serves as the KU Provost's designate for open access implementation at KU.
She is a member of the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition Steering Committee and serves on the South African Research Library Consortium’s Executive Management Team.
Prior to joining KU in 2006, Haricombe was dean of libraries at Bowling Green State University. She holds doctoral and master’s degrees in library and information science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Although open access offers an alternative to the traditional publishing model that provides unrestricted internet access to peer-reviewed scholarly articles, it has garnered significant discussion and debate. No longer at the beginning of the open access movement and not yet at the end, there is a decade of experience to assess advancements in the open access ecosystem.  The work ahead is to realize the goal of unrestricted internet access to new scholarship.
To sign up for lunch (vegetarian or carnivorous) at the event, RSVP by Wednesday, October 17, to To attend the lecture itself, no RSVP is necessary.
Haricombe co-authored an article: “Toward Open Access: It Takes a Village.” Journal of Library Administration, 51:1–23, 2011. [manuscript available in KU ScholarWorks,].

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