Center for Digital Research and Scholarship and Free Culture @ Columbia to Host Workshop for Columbia Journals


(NEW YORK, March 30, 2009) Columbia's Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) and the student group, Free Culture @ Columbia, will present an "Online Journal Workshop: Digital Access and Publishing" on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 8 pm at the Intercultural Resource Center at 552 West 114th Street. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Speaking at the workshop will be Rebecca Kennison, CDRS Director; Kenneth Crews, Director of Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office; and Free Culture student group leaders Gabriel Schubiner, Columbia '10, and Boris Mindzak, Columbia '09.

The scholarly publishing landscape is changing rapidly. A growing number of journals are now publishing solely online or implementing a variety of online publication models. This workshop is an opportunity for those involved or interested in Columbia-based journals to discuss digital publishing issues and options, seek advice on rights and permission management, and learn about sources of support for journal publication at the University.

The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) partners with researchers and scholars to share new knowledge. Using innovative new media and digital technologies, CDRS empowers Columbia's research community with the online tools and services necessary to make the most of scholarly communication, collaboration, data-sharing, and preservation. More information about CDRS services and projects is available at http://cdrs.columbia.edu. CDRS is part of the Digital Programs and Technology Services division of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services.

Free Culture @ Columbia is a chapter of Students for Free Culture, an international student organization that promotes the public interest in intellectual property and information & communications technology policy. To learn more, visit http://freeculture.org.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 25 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 550 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries at www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb is the gateway to its services and resources.

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