Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Jeffrey Beall, University of Colorado-Denver
Registration deadline: None, but slots are limited. Email Scholar Commons to check on availability.
To celebrate Open Access Week in 2013, Scholar Commons and ResearchOne at the University of South Florida together with NASIG (the North American Serials Interest Group), have teamed up to present this free webinar. This webinar will provide an overview of the issues related to scholarly open-access publishing of importance to academic librarians, focusing on the unintended consequences such as predatory publishers and their abuse of the gold open-access model.
As an academic librarian for 22 years, currently at the Auraria Library for the University of Colorado-Denver, Jeffrey Beall has extensively published in the areas of metadata, searching, and retrieval. With his interest in open access publishing beginning in 2009, his experiences, research, and writings since have led him to publish a list of potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access journals. He encourages all scholars to increase scrutiny of publishers of their research.