Interrogating Access conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Feb. 15-16, 2014

Registration is now open for the Interrogating Access Conference, to be held on February 15-16, 2014 at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. Information about pricing (student and one day rates available), accommodations and travel (including carpooling arrangements) can be found at:  Interrogating Access is a conference designed to bring together a range of stakeholders in scholarship, particularly those working in the social sciences and humanities. Academic researchers and librarians, university and college administrators, scholarly editors and publishers, students, and representatives from funding agencies and scholarly associations are all invited to attend and participate to advance our mutual knowledge and understanding about current and future directions of the pursuit, support, and communication of Canadian scholarship.

Panels will be addressing journal and monograph publishing, copyright, the effects of technology and funding on the scholarly ecosystem, and the future of the scholarly infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences in Canada. The keynote address by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communications, Modern Languages Society, will discuss potential paths forward for scholarly societies.  Presenters include Rowland Lorimer (Director, Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing, Simon Fraser University), Bill Harnum (Board of Directors, Access Copyright), Douglas Peers (Dean of Arts, University of Waterloo, and Director of Development, CFHSS), Stuart R. Poyntz (Communications, SFU and co-chair, ASPP Academic Council, CFHSS), Brian Owen (Associate University Librarian for Processing and Systems, SFU and PKP Managing Director), Carole Stephenson (Projects Officer: E-Resources, and Associate University Librarian, WLU), Michael Ridley (Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian University of Guelph) and Brian Henderson (Director, WLU Press). The full conference program is also available at:

This conference is co-sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier University (with support of the Office of Research Services) and York University.


Lisa Quinn, Acquisitions Editor, Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Janet Friskney, Research Officer, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

Andrea Kosavic, Digital Initiatives Librarian, York University

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