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The Future of Academic Books – Open or Closed? In-Person

The Future of Academic Books – Open or Closed?  

Balancing quality of academic books with affordability and accessibility is one of the biggest challenges facing students, publishers and universities today.

In the final session for Academic Book Week 2017 at the University of Derby, we have brought together a panel to discuss and explore explore new possibilities for the academic book in a world where information-seeking behaviour has changed, and scholarly research is moving away rapidly from traditional publishing models. 

Join us to find out how key players in academia are reacting to the demand to make more research available at an affordable cost, and what this will mean for students and academics.

The panel includes: 

Lucy Ayre, Repository and Open Access Librarian;

Chris Batten, Vice-President Academic Affairs, University of Derby Students’ Union; 

Jo Bishton, Lecturer in American Studies;

Dr. Rupert Gatti, Director of Open Book Publishers; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and Director of Studies in Economics; 

Alistair Hodge, Deputy Head of Department, Humanities


This event will be live-streamed below for those unable to attend.

Friday, January 27, 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Derby - B125 Kedleston Road
University Library Service
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Caroline Ball (Business, Law & Social Sciences)

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