Crisis? What Crisis? The Future of Scholarly Communications and the Health Sciences Academy

By many accounts, scholarly communications are in a state of crisis, with some experts predicting end-times.  The advent of e-publishing and easy dissemination through the Internet have markedly improved access for readers of the academic journal, but at a cost – to academic libraries through ever-escalating subscription prices, their University sponsors who struggle to sustain collection budgets, and researcher authors who increasingly have to absorb escalating per-page fees for their articles.

Join us for Crisis? What Crisis? The Future of Scholarly Communications and the Health Sciences Academy, a conversation about the future of scholarly communications sponsored by the Health Sciences Library with a panel of experts, national and local, featuring:

  • John Corboy, MD, FAAN, Professor, Dept. of Neurology, CU School of Medicine and Editor of Neurology: Clinical Practice;
  • Roxie Foster, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and PhD Program Director and Interim Chair, Division of Adult and Senior Health, CU College of Nursing and Editor-in-Chief of Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing;
  • Tom Richardson, Director, Institutional Sales and Service, New England Journal of Medicine, and Society for Scholarly Publishing representative to the Chicago Collaborative;
  • Jean Shipman, Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, MidContinental Region and NLM Training Center, NN/LM, University of Utah, and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries co-convener of the Chicago Collaborative; and,
  • Jerry Perry, MLS, AHIP, Director, CU Health Sciences Library, Panel Moderator.

DATE:              October 18, 2012

LOCATION:     Shore Family Auditorium, Nighthorse-Campbell Building

TIME:               2:30-4:00 pm

A reception will follow Crisis? What Crisis? in recognition of the HSL’s 5 years of service on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and the 200th anniversary of the landmark New England Journal of Medicine.

For more information, please contact HSL Director Jerry Perry, 303-724-2133 or