WSU Library System to host symposium on journals and academic libraries in the age of Google on October 31Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
In response to the rising costs of journals and access to them, the Wayne State University Library System, University Library Committee and Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., will be sponsoring â€œJournals and Academic Libraries in the Age of Google,â€ a faculty symposium, on Wednesday, October 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Bernath Auditorium at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library.
At 1 p.m., keynote speaker Paul Courant, university librarian and dean of the University Library at the University of Michigan will discuss â€œJournal Subscriptions, Scholarly Communications and Academic Libraries in the Age of Google.â€ Following Courant at 2 p.m., Attorney Kathryn Ossian, principal for the international law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC will speak on copyright in the digital age. Finally, at 2:45 p.m., a panel of Wayne State faculty will discuss how open access to journals, electronic publishing and copyright affect journal publishing and subscriptions.
â€œJournal prices go up an average of 9 percent each year,â€ said Sandra Yee, dean of the University Library System. â€œWe need to explore how to cope with these challenges given budget constraints and uncertainty in the future.â€
Check out a live stream of the symposium:Â mms://188.8.131.52/symposiumÂ