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Trends in Scholarship and Research: 2020: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

This guide provides information about and resources related to Alkek Library's Trends in Scholarship and Research series.

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We may not be able to accommodate all dietary preferences for attendees who register after February 27. 

Event info

Thursday, March 5

10:30am - 11:30am – Conference Halls A&B, 4th floor, Alkek Library
Presentation: Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), is a leader in the area of Open Source in Academia. Under his leadership, SPARC is recognized as a preeminent organization that promotes and supports Open Access scholarship through notable initiatives and programs.   

12:00pm - 1:30pm – Conference Halls A&B, 4th floor, Alkek Library
Lunch & Movie: Join us for lunch and a screening of the movie Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Discussion of the movie will follow the screening.

2:00pm - 3:15pm – Wittliff Galleries, 7th Floor, Alkek Library
Panel discussion: Nick Shockey and a panel of Texas State University faculty members discuss issues surrounding for-profit academic publishing and open access.

Panelists will include:

  • Dr. Melinda Villagran, Communications Studies 
  • Dr. Michael O’Malley, Dean of the College of Education 
  • Dr. Dan Tamir, Computer Science

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