Scholarly Publishing


PKP Conference Notes: Highlights and Athabasca University Press

The first full day of the Public Knowledge Project conference in Vancouver was indeed a very full day. Here are some of the highlights from what I saw today: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o spoke about the impact of digital publishing and open access on the dissemination of writing in non-Western languages […]


PKP Conference Notes: Willinsky on the Intellectual Property of Learning

This evening, John Willinsky opened the Public Knowledge Project conference at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in downtown Vancouver. Professor Willinsky’s keynote address, titled “Free? What’s So Special About Learning? The Intellectual Property Argument”, outlined a new way of thinking about the debate over open-access in scholarly publishing. […]