October 12, 2010


SUBJECT:    Reminder: Faculty Lunch on Scholarly Communication with
Philip Bourne

The UCSD Libraries and the Scholarly Communications Committee are pleased to invite all faculty to a lunch-time discussion on

“Why is Scholarly Communication Broken and What Can Be Done?” presented by Philip Bourne

Monday, October 18, 2010 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM The UCSD Faculty Club Lounge

Philip E. Bourne is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego, Associate Director of the RCSB Protein Data Bank and an Adjunct Professor at the Burnham Institute. This seminar is sponsored by the Academic Senate Library Committee and the UCSD Libraries Scholarly Communications Committee.

Some points that will be a part of Dr. Bourne’s discussion:

· Open Access is a leading indicator for why scholarly communication is indeed broken

· Much of what we do as scholars is now contained in a digital medium, but how we disseminate and comprehend that scholarship is essentially closed and analog.

· Getting a PDF off the internet and printing it is "essentially analog." What lies beyond?

· What roles do our institutions, libraries and publishers as a whole have to play in this new model?

Please join us for the discussion. Lunch will be from the buffet, and there is no additional cost for the seminar.

For any other questions, and to RSVP, please contact Erin O’Brien, 858.534.1235 ( by Thursday, October 14, 2010. We look forward to seeing you!

Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel University Librarian