Knowledge Mobilization


PKP Conference Notes: The Economics of Open Access Publishing for Scholarly Communications

This morning, I attended a very interesting session on the economics of open access publishing for scholarly communications at the Public Knowledge Project conference in Vancouver. The session began with a presentation from Heather Morrison, who spoke about the broad ideas and macroeconomic view of open access publishing for scholarly […]


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. […]


Public Knowledge Project Conference 2009: Daily Reports

This week, I will be attending the Public Knowledge Project Conference at SFU’s Harbour Centre campus in Vancouver as part of my work for the Notes on Knowledge Mobilization project. The conference begins tomorrow with a keynote address by Professor John Willinsky, director of the Public Knowledge Project and author […]


Should Canadian and Environmental Historians Publish Like This?

The Open Humanities Press, an international open-access publishing collective, has been publishing and supporting online peer-reviewed scholarly journals on contemporary critical thought since at least 2006. OHP is committed to providing the same rigorous peer-review process and high-quality scholarship of traditional subscription-based or “gated” journals. As scholarly publishing changes with […]


Doctorow on Creative Commons, Scholarship, and Education

Novelist, blogger, and technology activist, Cory Doctorow, posted a video of some of his thoughts on the importance of an open-access approach to scholarship and education. He recorded this video for the European Union’s International Symposium on Helping Educational Leaders Use New Tools. Doctorow lays out some of his main […]


Public Knowledge Project Scholarly Publishing Conference 2009

The Public Knowledge Project, a research and development initiative that promotes better scholarly research and publication through online publishing and the creation of knowledge-sharing environments, will be holding a conference in Vancouver, British Columbia from July 8-10 at Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus at the Harbour Centre. For anyone interested […]