May 16, 2022

Scholarly Publishing: Audio and Slide Presentations from LSA Open Access Symposium

The symposium took place on January 3, 2013 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.

Professor Eric Baković (University of California San Diego) was the co-organizer of the event.

Two academic librarians were on the panel.

From the Symposium Web Site:

The Linguistic Society of America’s Committee of Editors of Lingusitics Journals (CELxJ) sponsored a symposium on Open Access publishing at the 87th Annual Meeting of the LSA. Building on its efforts with eLanguage, the LSA has recently committed to expand the range of the journal Language to include online-only, Open Access material, and has settled on a business model for supporting both Open Access publications and the Society.

This symposium was presented jointly with the Modern Language Association, whose 128th Annual Convention was held in Boston concurrently. The Presidential Theme of the MLA Convention was Avenues of Access, including Open Access and the future of scholarly communication. The efforts on the part of both of these organizations to increase public access to scholarly work were among the topics under discussion in this session.


The panelists in this session will explore issues in the future of publishing academic work from the standpoint of Open Access (OA), that is, free and unrestricted access by all to the results of academic research. A variety of perspectives are offered by the panel: editors of successful OA journals in Linguistics (Kai von Fintel, Lindsay Whaley), university librarians whose efforts are focussed on OA (Ellen Duranceau, Vika Zafrin, institutional directors of scholarly communication (Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Stuart Shieber), the Executive Director of the LSA (Alyson Reed), and a co-organizer of the session (Eric Bakovic). Panel presentations will be followed by panel and open audience discussion.

Direct to Audio and Slides From All Presentations

Direct to Slides: Open Access at MIT: Implementation and Impact
Presentation by Ellen Duranceau
MIT Libraries Program Manager for Scholarly Publishing and Licensing
Audio Embedded on Main Page

Direct to Slides: Getting an Institutional Repository Off the Ground
Presentation by Vika Zafrin
Boston University Institutional Repository Librarian
Text of Presentation
Audio Embedded on Main Page

Hat Tip: New Directions in Scholarly Publishing Blog

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.