Thursday November 3rd, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Alex Trebek Alumni Hall

Join us for a panel discussion on new modes of open access monograph publishing with Jean-Claude Guédon, Lara Mainville, and Mark Edington.

The open access model is already well established in scientific journal publishing. Thanks to ground-breaking partnerships for monograph publishing among libraries, presses and institutions, open access has found new audiences in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

The University of Ottawa Library, the University of Ottawa Press and the Copyright Office invite you to learn more about  local, national and international innovations in this exciting area of open access publishing.

The Library will also be announcing the recipient of its first annual Open Scholarship Award! More information on the Award, and the nomination form for faculty can be found on the Open Scholarship Award website.



A professor at l’Université de Montréal since 1973, Jean-Claude Guédon began his career studying the history of science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is one of the original signatories of the Budapest Open Access Initiative issued in February 2002.

Lara Mainville is Director of the University of Ottawa Press, the only fully bilingual university press in North America and the oldest of the Canadian francophone presses. Lara is a member of the Association of Canadian University Presses executive board, as well as a member of the Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group.

Mark Edington is the Director of The Amherst College Press, an open-access scholarly press focusing on liberal arts and humanities. He has served as the senior executive officer of interdisciplinary research centers at Harvard, including the Center for the Study of World Religions and the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory.