Public Access to Government-Sponsored Research Renaissance Mayflower, State
Room 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us as we explore the 'comparative advantage' that the Federal
Government holds in the Open Access debate.  James King, Chief Librarian of
the Naval Research Laboratory, will lead a well-rounded panel discussion
through the history, issues, legislative efforts, and opportunities related
to Open Access and US Federal Government-sponsored research.  Specifically,
we have Heather Joseph, formerly of BioOne and currently the Executive
Director of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition), who
will discuss her group's advocacy efforts related to Open Access and the
Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006.  The second speaker is Michael
Mabe, formerly VP at Elsevier and currently CEO of the International
Association of STM Publishers (with membership representing nearly all major
society and commercial publishers), who will present the commercial and
society publisher perspective on the Open Access debate including the
Brussels Declaration opposed to many of the tenants of Open Access. Our
final speaker is Dr. Neil Thakur, the point person for the National
Institutes of Health Public Access policy who will share the NIH perspective
in this debate and their progress to date. 

This event is part of the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC
[] and will take place in the State Room of the
Renaissance Mayflower from 1:30-3:30pm.  This event is being sponsored
jointly by the ALA Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT)
[] and the Federal Library and Information Center
Committee (FLICC) [].  Please direct question to
James King, event coordinator, at [log in to unmask] or 202-767-2357.

Other FAFLRT activities at ALA Annual:

Friday, June 22

Careers in Federal Libraries
Library of Congress, Mumford Room
8:30 am - 3:30 pm 

Tour the Newest Federal Government Library - US Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau Library, Suitland, MD
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (repeat on Tuesday)

FAFLRT Award Reception
Army Navy Club, Washington, DC
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 23

Finding Environmental Information in the New Millennium: Continuing the
Grand Hyatt Washington [Apr. 19, becomes a Westin] Independence B-C
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunday, June 24

FAFLRT Membership Meeting
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Regency A
8:00 am - 10:00 am

FAFLRT Board Meeting
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Ticonderoga
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Monday, June 25

FAFLRT Board Meeting
Doubletree Washington, Terrace Ballroom
10:30 am - Noon 

Tuesday, June 26

Tour the Newest Federal Government Library - US Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau Library, Suitland, MD
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (repeat from Friday)


R. James King, MLS
Chief Librarian
Naval Research Laboratory
Ruth H. Hooker Research Library
"NRL Partner in Research" for over 80 years!

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