The University of North Carolina Scholarly Communications Working Group

March 2015 Topic

March 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Topic: Open Access and the Humanities
Speakers: Dr. Martin Paul Eve, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Lincoln
Where: Davis Library 214 A/B
When: Tuesday, March 24th, 12-1:30pm

Open access refers to the removal of price and permission barriers to research and the phenomenon now has global traction. Of clear benefit to multiple stakeholders, harnessing the power of the web to disseminate research material at no cost to the reader seems uncomplicated. However, the challenges for its implementation in the humanities disciplines remain to be met and many researchers are concerned. In this talk, Dr. Martin Paul Eve will address the contexts, controversies and the future of open access for the humanities.

About the speaker: Dr. Martin Paul Eve is a lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, UK. He is the author of two books, Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno (Palgrave 2014) and Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge University Press 2014). In addition, Dr. Martin is well-known for his work on open access to scholarly communications, founding the Mellon-funded Open Library of Humanities.

This talk is jointly sponsored by the UNC Press, the UNC Scholarly Communications Working Group, and the UNC Open Access Task Force.