Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Live Webcast Friday of Duke Conference on Open Access Law Journals

Duke University in North Carolina is hosting a workshop this Friday, October 22 on Implementing the Durham Statement: Best Practices for Open Access Law Journals:
"The Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship has generated much discussion in legal education because of its call for law schools to move toward electronic publication of their student-edited journals. This workshop is a follow-up to the Durham Statement, aimed primarily at student law review editors, and at law librarians, law review advisers, publishers, and all others who are interested in open access and legal publishing (...)"

"The workshop will be webcast live and posted online afterwards. No registration is needed for the webcast. Our webcast is scheduled to be streamed live through Duke University's ustream channel and via Real ... On the day of the conference, an interface will be available here for remote sites to post questions and comments, and moderators will share some of these with participants."
The Durham Statement was issued in February 2009 by the directors of some of the major academic law libraries in the United States.

In the document, they call for the abandonment of print versions of law journals and the adoption of "stable, open, digital formats" for the dissemination of legal scholarship.

They also call on law libraries to stop acquiring print versions of law journals.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:34 pm


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