Clifford Lynch on Open Access, 24 Feb 2010

Open Access and Changes in Scholarly Communication

Art Auditorium

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

24 February 2010

As a point of departure, Lynch will examine a survey of changes in scholarly practice driven by information technology in the broad sense (these developments are sometimes called “e-research” or “e-scholarship”; the supporting technology base is often termed “cyber infrastructure”).  Lynch will move from these developments to related changes in the system of scholarly communication, and discuss some of the policy and technical issues involved in moving towards open access to traditional publications and also to the underlying data that supports these publications.

Clifford Lynch has been the Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) in Washington, DC since July 1997.  CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and Educause, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity.  Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation.  Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley’s School of Information.

For more information about the lectures, please contact Teri Skillman at 956-8688 or by email at


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