Open Access Day @ Berkeley

“Open access: unlocking the doors that once hid knowledge”

Open Access is a growing international movement based on the principle that publicly funded research should be freely accessible online, immediately upon publication. This first Open Access Day seeks to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access. Its founding partners are SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), Students for Free Culture, and the Public Library of Science. Join us for a lively discussion, a live streaming web-cast and more.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL EISEN (UCB), co-founder of Public Library of Science (PLoS) and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, will introduce the program and facilitate a discussion with audience members. PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available resource.

PROFESSOR PHILIP BOURNE (UCSD), founding editor of PLoS Computational Biology and Professor of Pharmacology at UCSD, will conduct a live, interactive webcast.

STUDENT VIDEOS selected from the “Voices of Open Access” series

Free food & drink!

LOCATION: FSM Café at Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley
DATE: October 14, 2008
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.
All are welcome to participate.

Sponsored by the FSM Cafe Educational Programs Series, UC Berkeley Library and Students for Free Culture.