Open Access authority Peter Suber, editor of Open Access News, and Director of Harvard’s Open Access Project (just three of Peter’s many roles) discussed his new book titled Open Access (published by MIT Press)during a book launch event last week at Harvard’s Berkman Center (where Suber is a fellow).
Here’s a blurb about the recording:
In this talk, Peter Suber — Director of the Harvard Open Access Project — shares insights from his new concise introduction to open access — what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold.
The book talk includes questions and responses from:
- Stuart Shieber (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences)
- Robert Darnton (Harvard University Library)
- June Casey (Harvard Law School Library)
- David Weinberger (Berkman Center / Harvard Library Innovation Lab)
Here’s How MIT Press Describes the Book:
In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber’s influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.
Finally, infoDOCKET would like to congratulate Peter, a friend for many years, on the publication of Open Access.