Thu. Oct 26 - Open Access Week Panel Discussion "Sci-Hub the Disruptor: Piracy and Publishing in Academia"

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Join us on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4:10 PM in Sinclair Lab Auditorium for an Open Access Week panel discussion, “Sci-Hub the Disruptor: Piracy and Publishing in Academia.”

Sci-Hub, the infamous online repository of pirated scholarly journal articles, has alternately been hailed as a paragon of open scientific communication and a criminal threat to beleaguered academic publishers.

The Friends of Lehigh University Libraries will host a panel discussion on how Sci-Hub has disrupted the age of open access, featuring Daniel Himmelstein, PhD, whose research found that nearly 70% of all scholarly articles in existence can be found in Sci-Hub's database.

Lehigh faculty members Jeremy Littau, Sera Cremonini, and Kathy Olson will comment on authors’ needs for open access and Sci-Hub’s rogue legal status, with comments from Lehigh’s Frank Pazzaglia on the Geological Society of America’s long road to open access - the legal way.

The Lehigh Libraries join institutions worldwide to celebrate International Open Access Week, which seeks to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, open access advocacy, working towards the goal of making openness the new default in scholarship and research.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries. This is a 5x10 event.