Register now for Jean-Claude Guédon's free webinar "From Tactical to strategic thinking: picking priorities in Open Access". Guédon's webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 23, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm Rome time. It is one of the seven webinars that will take place during Open Access Week @ AIMS.
Guédon is professor of comparative literature at the Université de Montréal (Canada). He has been involved in the Open Access movement from the early 90's and is one of the original signatories of the Budapest Open Access Initiative in 2002, as well as of BOAI10 in 2012. He helped the OA movement through participation in the programme committee of the Open Society Foundations (2002-6) and through the Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL 2003-7). Presently, he is a Trustee of the Nexa Centre in Turin's Politecnico and writes and lectures on OA matters.
The evolution of open access and the best possible moves
His webinar will focus on the evolution of open access and the best possible moves for the movement over the short and medium term. In particular, how self-archiving should relate to open access publishing and which should come first. The answer will be nuanced and will deeply relate to the large variety of possible circumstances, as well as to the nature of the objectives being pursued. But the general lesson will be that perfection should never stand in the way of progress.