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Book Launch Tuesday for 'Open Access' by Peter Suber


The event will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Wasserstein Hall.


The Harvard Law School Library, the Berkman Center and the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communication will hold a book talk Tuesday evening to celebrate the publication of Peter Suber’s new book, Open Access. Suber is the director of Harvard’s Open Access Project, an initiative started in 2011 through the Berkman Center to foster the growth of open access to research both within and outside the University.


Open Access—published on June 1 by MIT Press—discusses “what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold.” Special guests at the event include Stuart Shieber of the Office of Scholarly Communication, Robert Darnton, University Librarian, June Casey of the Law School Library and David Weinberger of the Berkman Center.


In addition to directing the Open Access Project, Suber is a special advisor to the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, a faculty fellow at the Berkman Center, a senior researcher at SPARC, a research professor of philosophy at Earlham College and author of the “SPARC Open Access Newsletter.”