In recent years there has been a lot of self-reflection about the effects of neoliberalism on the university and the practices of teaching and research. This symposium will focus on academic publishing and the impacts of paywalls on academic practices, but also democratic access to knowledge required for policy-making and informed public debate.
There are people out there who are worried about the effects of medicines, or who want to know more about the evidence informing the health policies that affect them, but they can’t find the answers because they hit a paywall.
Professor Paul Komesaroff (Monash), who will also be part of the symposium, argues that more open and democratic models of publishing are needed. According to Komesaroff, scholars are looking for these models. However, it appears that the current institutional arrangements and intensives make it difficult to imagine alternatives.
The symposium looks to explores some of these alternatives. For more information see the below.
- Type: Seminar
- Date: Wednesday 26 August 2015
- Time: 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM
- Venue: State Library, Mitchell Wing
- Cost: Free
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Speakers include: Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder, Professor Paul Komesaroff, Associate Professor Andrew Bonnell, Dr John Byron, JoAnne Sparks, Dr Virginia Barbour, Rosalia Garcia (SAGE), and Professor Christopher Wright.
Chair: Dr Claire Hooker
The symposium will comprise four sessions:
- 9:00-10:30 Session 1: Corporatization and the commercialization of knowledge
- 11:00-12:00 Session 2: Democratizing knowledge or selling the farm? The emergence and challenges of ‘Open Access’
- 12:00-1:00 Session 3: Dissolving barriers – and boundaries: Scholars and the possibilities of the new digital knowledge commons
- 2:00-4:00 Session 4: Taking up the challenge of ethical academic publication
Catering is provided
For more information please contact;
Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine
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