Date(s) - 2013/01/17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Register: http://bit.ly/oaexplored (event is at 12 Noon)
Please join us online or in person on Thursday, January 17th at 12:00 noon at the Mission Bay Campus of UC San Francisco for a conversation with Jorge Cham, the creator of PhD Comics. PhD Comics’ video, “Open Access Explained!” has been viewed over 120,000 times on YouTube and has sparked the interest of countless students and scholars.
Jorge, who started PhD Comics while completing his PhD at Stanford, will discuss his evolving view of open access, how it changed while making “Open Access Explained!”, and explore lingering questions with Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC, and Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist at UC Davis and chair of the PLOS Biology Advisory Board.
To register for the online or in-person event, go to http://bit.ly/oaexplored . A light lunch will be served. The event will be held in the Pottruck Auditorium in Rock Hall at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus. A map of the location is at: http://goo.gl/maps/yg9Ja .
This event is presented by the Right to Research Coalition, an international alliance of student organizations that advocate for open access. It is sponsored by the UCSF Library, PLOS, and SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition.