Now Online: SPARC/World Bank Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Webcast “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls”

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October 22, 2012
“Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls” at the World Bank, SPARC 6th Open Access Week

Monday, October 22, 2012
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Washington, DC

On Monday October 22nd SPARC and The World Bank Co-sponsored an event entitled “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls” at the World Bank. This event served as a kickstart to the sixth Open Access Week.

The distinguished panel of speakers was comprised of experts from the broad range of stakeholders in the Open Access movement: researchers, students, policy makers, publishers and academics. The following speakers discussed why Open Access is an imperative to them, and to their work:

• Michael Carroll, Professor of Law, American University and founding Board Member, Creative Commons
• Matt Cooper, President, The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
• Maricel Kann, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland and member, PubMed Central National Advisory Committee, NIH
• Carlos Rossel, Publisher, The World Bank
• Neil Thakur, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The 90-minute panel was moderated by Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC, and had ample time for questions from audience members both in-person on online. View the World Bank's Live Website to see the collected questions and the video.