Town Hall: APS Corporate Reform, Open Access Publishing, and the Future of Open Data
Tuesday, March 4
11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Who Should Attend?
Those interested in learning more about the new APS corporate reform initiative, open access publishing, and the impact of open access on authors and publishers.
First, current APS President Malcolm Beasley will discuss the recent initiative to modernize the APS governance structure, including reasoning, process, and timeline for reform.
Then, join Joseph Serene, APS Treasurer/Publisher, and Michael Lubell, APS Director of Public Affairs for a discussion on open access publishing. For a number of years, Congress and the White House have been exploring mechanisms to make scientific literature more available to the public. A mandate for achieving that goal appeared in the 2010 America COMPETES Act and since then, Executive Branch Agencies have been actively developing plans to provide such access. The speakers will review the status of the federal plans and discuss the implications for authors and publishers. They will also report on the status of plans for requiring authors to make publicly available data upon which their published results are based.
Malcolm Beasley, 2014 APS President
Joseph Serene, APS Treasurer/Publisher
Michael Lubell, APS Director of Public Affairs