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“Fantasy or Reality: Affordable and Open Access Textbooks” (lecture)

Date: October 28, 2011

Times: 12:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location:   Room A313/314, Main Library

Contact: Dan Lee | Chris Kollen



During Open Access Week, Oct. 24 -30, academic institutions around the globe explore Open Access — the ideal of free, full-text, immediate, online access to peer-reviewed scholarship so news, ideas and information can be obtained rapidly and freely by everyone.

The University Libraries will be hosting two lectures featuring nationally known scholars during its celebration of Open Access Week.

Lecture I: “The Future of Data: Open Access and Reproducibility”
Tuesday, October 25 2011
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Kiva Room, UA Student Union Memorial Center

Lecture II: “Fantasy or Reality: Affordable and Open Access Textbooks”
Friday, October 28, 2011
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Room A313/314, Main Library

Speaker: Nicole Allen, Textbook Advocate for the Student Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) & Campaign Director for Make Textbooks Affordable