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Sunday, June 24 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote: "Open, Sustainable Research Communities and the Public Good"

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Open, Sustainable Research Communities and the Public Good
Since the Royal Society of London, scholarly societies have been founded to facilitate communication among their members. This is to say: scholarly communication is the very reason for being of those societies. As a result, mission-driven societies have the potential to develop, implement, and support new forms of and platforms for scholarly communication that focus on serving their members’ needs even if those new forms and platforms don’t fit conventional publishing value propositions. In this talk, I will explore the development of Humanities Commons as an example that might demonstrate the potential that online scholarly networks present both for researchers and for the societies to which they belong — not least in moving the future of open scholarly communication beyond the market-based logic of APCs and VC funding, and toward the creation of a sustainable alternative intellectual economy.

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Michigan State University
Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University. Her work across her career has focused on building resilient, sustainable scholarly communities and transforming their processes of communication to foreground connection... Read More →

Sunday June 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Room 205, Faculty of Information