Open Access Week 2016

Open Access Week 2016


Join us to celebrate Open Access Week 2016!
Thursday November 3rd, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Alex Trebek Alumni Hall

The University of Ottawa Library, the University of Ottawa Press and the Copyright Office invite you to join us for a panel discussion on new modes of open access monograph publishing, followed by a reception.

Joining us to discuss local, national and international progress in this exciting area of development will be Jean-Claude Guédon, professor at Université de Montréal; Lara Mainville director of uOttawa Press, and Mark Edington, publisher at Lever Press. 

The open access model, which allows individuals across the economic spectrum access to quality and timely research, is already well established in journal publishing. Thanks to innovative partnerships between libraries, presses and institutions, open access has found new audiences in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

The Library will also be announcing the recipient of its first annual Open Scholarship Award! More information on the Award, and the nomination form for faculty can be found on the Open Scholarship Award website.


Lara Mainville is Director of the University of Ottawa Press, the only fully bilingual university press in North America and the oldest of the Canadian francophone presses. Lara is a member of the Association of Canadian University Presses executive board, as well as a member of the Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group. She was also a board member of the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais for nearly 10 years.

Mark Edington is the Director of The Amherst College Press, an open-access scholarly press focusing on liberal arts and humanities. He has served as the senior executive officer of interdisciplinary research centers at Harvard, including the Center for the Study of World Religions and the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory. His work in academic publishing has encompassed directing the publications program of an independent think tank focused on issues of international security and foreign policy, and as a consulting editor at Dædalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He serves on the standing committee of the Lever Press initiative.

Jean-Claude Guédon, professor at l’Université de Montréal since 1973, began his career studying the history of science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His many specialities now include digital humanities, Open Access and e-publishing. Professor Guédon is one of the original signatories of the Budapest Open Access Initiative issued in February 2002, and has been involved with many Open Access initiatives including as a trustee for the Nexa Center for Internet and Society since 2010 and a member of the steering committee of the Open Humanities Press of four scholarly journal editorial boards both internationally and in an on-going capacity at the University of Ottawa Press.

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