In response to the rising costs of journals and access to them, the Wayne State University Library System, University Library Committee and Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., will be sponsoring â€œJournals and Academic Libraries in the Age of Google,â€ a faculty symposium, on Wednesday, October 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Bernath Auditorium at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library.
At 1 p.m., keynote speaker Paul Courant, university librarian and dean of the University Library at the University of Michigan will discuss â€œJournal Subscriptions, Scholarly Communications and Academic Libraries in the Age of Google.â€ Following Courant at 2 p.m., Attorney Kathryn Ossian, principal for the international law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC will speak on copyright in the digital age. Finally, at 2:45 p.m., a panel of Wayne State faculty will discuss how open access to journals, electronic publishing and copyright affect journal publishing and subscriptions.
â€œJournal prices go up an average of 9 percent each year,â€ said Sandra Yee, dean of the University Library System. â€œWe need to explore how to cope with these challenges given budget constraints and uncertainty in the future.â€
Check out a live stream of the symposium:Â mms://220.127.116.11/symposiumÂ