Washington, DC and Chicago, IL – SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) have announced the speakers for a timely panel discussion on “Marketplace: Open Access and the changing state of scholarly publishing.” The event is being held in conjunction with the upcoming meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in San Diego, CA.This forum will paint a picture of the rapidly changing – and maturing – open-access publishing sphere, illustrate the growing range of options and approaches that are emerging, and help the library community to make sense of what it all means for you and your campus. Guest presenters will include:
 
·      Caroline Sutton, President of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
·      Wim van der Stelt, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Springer
·      Catriona McCallum, Chief Editor of PLoS Biology for the Public Library of Science (PLoS)

The forum will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 29A. The ACRL Scholarly Communications discussion group, which offers a more intimate setting to explore topics in greater depth, will be held Sunday, January 9, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 31B.

Additional details were previously announced and are available at http://www.arl.org/sparc/media/10-1122.shtml. Separate registration for this event is not required.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer McLennan
SPARC
(202) 296-2296 ext. 121
[email protected]

Kara Malenfant
ACRL
(312) 280-2510
[email protected]