Open Media Scholarship: An Informal Appraisal with Jeff Pooley

Date: 
19 Oct 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300
Audience: 
University-Wide
Type: 
Lecture

The movement to make scholarship free and accessible online is nearly 15 years old. In the natural sciences especially, open access publishing models have gained major traction. Within media studies the adoption has been more plodding, despite the overlap between the field's scholarly remit and OA's major enabling condition: the public internet. The session will include a brief survey of the open access landscape and an outline of new publishing models—including the prospects for OA monographs, data sharing, post-publication peer review, and alternative publication formats. The discussion will take up the state of open access in media and communication studies, with an overview of the field's existing slate of OA initiatives. We will consider the particular promise that OA holds for media research—given the potential for multimedia formats and iterative article updating—but also the general and field-specific barriers to widespread uptake.

Jeff Pooley is Associate Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, Muhlenberg College. His research centers on the history of communication studies. Dr. Pooley is no stranger to Annenberg serving as consultant to the School's burgeoning archival program and, in 2009 (Spring semester), he was a visiting scholar in the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication.

This talk is part of The 2015 Colloquium on Open Access: Open Dialogs on Open Access, a series of Penn Libraries events celebrating Open Access Week, October 19-25. 

A limited number of boxed lunches will be provided: RSVP to sblack@asc.upenn.edu 


 

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