Tuesday, May 27, 2014

June 3rd guest speaker Michael Felczak: the Public Knowledge Project

The in-person class on Tuesday, June 3rd will begin with guest speaker Michael Felczak - all are welcome, 5:30 p.m. Desmarais 111-61 - details:

Academic-Led Scholarly Publishing, Technical Representation, and the Public Knowledge Project

This short talk will provide an introduction to the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), a university-based research and development effort focused on academic-led scholarly publishing. Through the development of freely available online publishing platforms, including Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, and Open Conference Systems, the PKP provides software and support services to academics and scholarly associations seeking an alternative to existing commercial publishing models. I will also outline the political significance of open source software with reference to concrete examples drawn from Canadian academic journals that publish using PKP software.

Michael Felczak is the online editor at the Canadian Journal of Communication and a PhD candidate in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. His research examines the production and consumption of new communication technologies and he has recently published and presented work on the history of network neutrality, communication rights and e-government, and the practices of free/open source software.

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