Unlocking the Value of Scientific Research UIC Library Nakata Lecture
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The UIC Library's 2004 Nakata Lecture will host guest-speaker Richard K. Johnson, Enterprise Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC, http://www.arl.org/sparc). Johnson will explore the question of whether open access to electronic journals is part of the answer to the high and rising costs of scholarly literature.
The 2004 Nakata Lecture takes place on Thursday, April 8, 2004, at 3:30 pm, in CIU, Chicago Room C.
This lecture series, named for Yuri Nakata, the University Librarys first Government Publications librarian, focuses on contemporary issues surrounding access to public information in all its forms.
Richard Johnson joined SPARC in 1998, and is responsible for the coalitions overall program development. Before joining SPARC, Johnson held a variety of management positions with the Congressional Information Service, including Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Planning and Development, and Senior Vice President.
SPARC is an international alliance of nearly 300 universities, research libraries, and organizations built as a constructive response to market dysfunctions in the scholarly communication system. The organizations goal is to promote fundamental changes in the system and the culture of scholarly communication.
The University Library invites all members of the UIC community and others in the greater Chicago metropolitan who have an interest in this issue to this April 8 event.
Refreshments will be served following Johnsons remarks.
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