Rowland Lorimer, Director, Master of Publishing Program and Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing, Simon Fraser University
Sunday May 25
14:45 to 16:15
Schmon Tower Boardroom 13th Floor
It would be difficult to find a Canadian researcher in the humanities and social sciences who would not agree to having his or her work openly accessible to the world. The principle, whether you call it freedom of information or open access, is very much in keeping with public education, public funding for research, and the public interest.
The nobility of this principle has led to a worldwide embrace of open access especially in such areas as health research and physics. In pursuit of open access...