What is a Publisher?

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Iowa Memorial Union: Illinois Room (Room 348)
To commemorate Open Access Week (October 21-27) this year at the University of Iowa, the University Libraries have organized two events featuring Stephen Ramsay, Associate Professor of English and Fellow of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Open access (OA) initiatives provide free, digital access to writing and scholarship across all genres and disciplines, creating equitable relationships between authors, publishers, and readers, and Open Access Week is an opportunity for the University of Iowa community to discuss the transforming landscape of scholarship. We hope you’ll be able to take part.
Monday, October 21st at 2 pm. Iowa Memorial Union: Illinois Room (Room 348). “What is a Publisher?” A talk by Professor Ramsay on contemporary publishing trends and alternative publishing models.
Tuesday, October 22nd at 3 pm. University Capitol Center: Room 1117. Panel Discussion on Open Access and Scholarly Publishing. Russell Ganim, Director of the Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures will moderate the conversation between Professor Ramsay, James McCoy (Director, University of Iowa Press), Professor Colin Gordon (History), Professor Brooks Landon (English), and Assistant Professor Stephen Voyce (English). Refreshments will be served.
Come join the conversation.
Stephen Ramsay is Susan J. Rosowski Associate University Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. He is interested in the digital humanities, theories of new media, theater history, applying computational methods to humanities scholarship, and designing and building text technologies for humanist scholars. His publications include Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism (University of Illinois Press, 2011) and, with Patrick Juola, the forthcoming Mathematics for the Humanist (Oxford University Press).
To learn more about open access and Open Access Week at the University of Iowa, visithttp://www.lib.uiowa.edu/openaccess/ and read the University Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing blog, Transitions.
Open Access Week 2013 events at the University of Iowa have been generously sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; the Division of World Literatures, Languages & Cultures; the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies; the Digital Studio for Public Arts & Humanities; the Department of English; and the Department of Religious Studies.