Thursday, May 3, 2012

3rd Annual Symposium on Open Access

I am writing to announce an upcoming symposium on May 21st, 2012 concerning the emerging landscape of research data management and strategies for ensuring that publicly funded research remain openly accessible to the public. The 3rd Annual Symposium on Open Access will be held at the University of North Texas in the Dallas area; early registration rates are available until the end of April. The keynote for this symposium will be Dr. Myron Gutmann, head of the NSF directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Additional presenters will include: • Dr. José-Marie Griffiths (Provost of Bryant University and chair of the National Science Board Committee on Strategy and Budget Task Force on Data Policies, • Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier (Vice President of Research at the University of Oklahoma and co-founder of the NSF Science and Technology Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms) • Dr. Robert Hanisch (Director of the International Virtual Astronomy Observatory) • Brian E. C. Schottlaender (University Librarian at University of California, San Diego) • Sayeed Choudhury (Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University) • Allen Renear (Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GSLIS) • Michael Hulsey (Immunocytometry Systems Group of Becton Dickinson Biosciences, the largest vendor of cytometry equipment in the world) For more information and to register, see website at or email Best regards, Martin Halbert, PhD, MLIS Dean of Libraries University of North Texas