The University of St. Thomas libraries are pleased to host an event with Nancy Sims, who will speak about the issues and challenges of the open access publishing movement, which has the potential of increasing the visibility, access to and sharing of faculty scholarly research.
Nancy is the Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota libraries with a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and an MLIS from Rutgers University. She says that her job is not to be the “copyright police” on her campus, but to help individuals and groups throughout the University community to understand issues surrounding copyright and scholarly communication. Nancy says that she is fascinated by copyright law in all of its aspects, and in particular, how individuals construct understandings of copyright as it relates to their own scholarly, artistic, professional, personal, cultural, and communicative activities.
She has published articles and presented at conferences about copyright issues, technology, and emerging forms of scholarship.
Nancy Sims’ presentation and question and answer period will be in McNeely Hall 100 from 3:00 – 4:30 on Thursday, December 13th. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.