Open Access and Research Conference 2008: Brisbane 24-25 September

Open Access and Research Conference 2008


“The way we create and disseminate knowledge has undergone profound change over the last ten years…

“…we have seen a worldwide move towards establishing frameworks in which we can optimise access to and reuse of research especially that which is publicly funded…

“This has been supported by the development of open access repositories, new publishing tools and models and more strategic management of copyright at the individual and institutional level.

“QUT along with many other institutions throughout the world has been a pioneer in putting in place the management practices and necessary infrastructure to promote access and innovation.

“We are proud to announce what we believe will be a truly landmark conference that will draw on experts from Australia and around the world speak on a range of topics such as evolving publishing models, repository management, e-Research, policy development, and legal and technical issues.

In addition to our line up of prominent Australian speakers, International Keynote Speakers include:

John Wilbanks, Executive Director of Science Commons

Dr Alma Swan, Founder of Key Perspectives: Consultants to the scholarly information industry

Dr Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President of the External Research Division of Microsoft Research

Professor Stevan Harnad, UQAM & School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton

Maarten Wilbers, Deputy Legal Counsel, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)