Open Access in Scientific Communications: Impacts on Scientists and Engineers at JPL
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 11-12 PDT
October 19-26 is International Open Access Week. What is Open Access, and how is it relevant to scientists, engineers, and other professionals at JPL and NASA?
Open Access efforts have a broad effect, from policy to publications to science communication. In 2013, the release of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memo directed agencies to develop plans to make the results of federally funded research freely available to the public. In 2019, the UC halted contract negotiations with a major publishing behemoth in part to negotiate open access publishing of UC-authored articles.
In order to raise awareness among researchers and authors, the JPL Library is presenting a panel of speakers from the publishing industry to talk about their perspectives and programs on 10/21/20 @11am-12pm PDT on WebEx.
The panelists include:
Matthew Giampoala: Vice President of Publications, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
AGU is not only the premier organization for earth and planetary sciences, it is also a driver in shaping the future of scholarly communications. Matt will talk about AGU’s vision and effort for Open Science and Open Access.
Hannah Smith: Publisher, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Wiley
Wiley is a commercial publishing house, and has collaborative relationships with several professional organizations. Wiley has reached “transformative agreements” with a few European and U.S. higher education systems. Hannah will discuss Wiley’s approaches.
Bill Trippe: Senior Product Manager, Academic Markets IEEE
IEEE has a broad and diverse program in Open Access publishing, and is the leading professional organization and publisher for engineers, journals and meeting proceedings. Bill will focus on Open Access and other key issues for IEEE's many academic authors, editors, and researchers.
Dudee Chiang: Group Lead, JPL Library
Dudee will moderate the session, give a quick introduction, and provide some JPL specific facts.