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Ada Emmett

Ada Emmett currently serves as the head of the University of Kansas Libraries’ Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright.

“Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives.” — Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Long-time Open Access Advocate Ada Emmett will discuss the challenges and opportunities in scholarly communications and Open Access at Purdue University Libraries from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Stewart Center, room 313. The event is open free to the public.

In her presentation, Emmett — who currently serves as the head of the University of Kansas Libraries’ Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright — will talk about the opportunities (on both the national and international scenes), advances made, and the current challenges in Open Access and scholarly communications

Emmett currently serves on the steering committee for SPARC.