University of California, San Diego


November 2, 2005


SUBJECT:    Upcoming Faculty Luncheon Series

The UCSD Libraries, Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel, and Academic Senate Committee on Libraries are pleased to invite all faculty to attend the first in a 2005/06 luncheon series:

Publish and/or Perish: Changes in Scholarly Communication

Scholarly and scientific publishing are essential to the work of the University. However, the advent of new forms of communication, the commercialization of much of the scholarly publishing industry, and the increased value placed on intellectual property are changing in dramatic ways the publishing system we have long been used to. This series is designed to acquaint faculty with the changes taking place and to position faculty to influence the course of change in ways that will be beneficial to themselves and academia.

Our first speaker will be Blaise Cronin, Rudy Professor of Information Science and Dean of the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University. His books include The Citation Process (1984), The Scholar's Courtesy (1995), and The Hand of Science (2005). He was a founding director of Crossaig Ltd., an electronic publishing start-up.

Professor Cronin will speak on Authorship and Attribution; Access and Attention: Trends in Scholarly Communication.

November 22, 2005
12:00 - 1:30 UCSD Faculty Club Lounge

Subsequent speakers will address how electronic publication is changing the way you write; how it is affecting the way your work is disseminated and read; the commercialization of scholarly publishing; and the value of your copyright.

Please join us for lunch on November 22. There is no cost for the lunch and seminar, but an RSVP is required to Jennifer Tom (jtom@ucsd.edu) by November 14, 2005. We look forward to seeing you!

Brian E. C. Schottlaender
University Librarian