Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, will lecture on open access publishing and its implications for research and scholarly communication at the Calder Memorial Library History of Medicine Room (3rd floor) on Friday, October 28, at 3:00 PM.

Open access has been a hot news topic recently, with faculty from Princeton, MIT, Harvard, Yale, Duke and others opting to maintain the copyright on their own publications, for the purpose of increasing worldwide access to their work. For more information, see the Library’s portal on open access.

The event will include remarks by Miller School of Medicine Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and a brief demonstration of the University of Miami Institutional Repository by John Renaud, M.L.S. Light refreshments will be served.

Ms. Joseph has served as the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition since 2005. In that capacity, she works to support broadening access to the results of scholarly research through enabling open access publishing, archiving and policies on a local, national and international level.

Prior to coming to SPARC, she spent 15 years as a publisher in both commercial and not-for-profit publishing organizations. She served as the publishing director at the American Society for Cell Biology, which became the first journal to commit its full content to the NIH’s pioneering open repository, PubMed Central, and subsequently served on the NIH/National Library of Medicine National Advisory Committee for the project.

Ms. Joseph serves on the Board of Directors of numerous not-for-profit organizations, and recently completed a term as the elected president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.