As part of the Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship (OxFOS), the Bodleian Libraries will host a discussion between leading experts in the fields of copyright scholarship, librarianship and publishing to debate the role copyright law reform might play in advancing open access publishing. Keynote speaker Professor John Willinsky (Simon Fraser University, Stanford University, Public Knowledge Project) will present his talk ‘Achieving Sustainable Universal Open Access through Copyright Reform’:
“A presentation on the potential role that copyright reform might play in advancing open access to research publications at a fair price. Copyright has been updated for the digital area in almost every area of communication and culture, except research and scholarship, while current consensus among scholarly publishing stakeholders on the value of open access — even as progress toward to this ideal is proving far too slow and expensive — makes open access the perfect focus for changing the law. An example of what such a reform could look like will discussed in legal terms, as well as with regard to its implications for universities.”
Professor Asuncion Esteve Pardo (University of Barcelona) will provide a European civil law perspective on Prof Willinsky’s presentation and share the findings from her own research into the relationship between copyright and open access.
The proposals raised in both presentations will then be discussed by a panel which will include Chris Banks, Director of Library Services, Imperial College London and Andy Redman, Director of Open Access, Oxford University Press.
Speakers and Presenters:
- Chair: Chris Morrison, Copyright & Licensing Specialist, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
- Keynote presentation: John Willinsky, Professor, Simon Fraser University; Co-Scientific Director, Public Knowledge Project
- Academic respondent: Asuncion Esteve Pardo, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Law, University of Barcelona
- Panel discussion with: Chris Banks, Director of Library Services, Imperial College London and Andy Redman, Director of Open Access, Academic, Oxford University Press
- Researchers with an interest in copyright
- Librarians and research support staff at all levels
- Copyright and intellectual property scholars and students
- Open access advocates
- Funding and Policy bodies
The 90-minute event will involve two presentations followed by a panel discussion during which time questions will be posed by the audience (both in person and from remote participants via the Teams chat). The event will be live-streamed and recorded.
Notice of Recording:
The event will be recorded and the recording made publicly available afterwards. Attendees who do not want to be included in the recorded video will be asked to speak to one of the event organisers.