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Saturday, November 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hyde Park Corner Debate - Resolved: The current system of scholarly publishing, whereby publishers receive content for free and then sell it back to libraries at a high price, must fundamentally change.

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In favor, Jean-Claude Guedon (University of Montreal); opposed, Rick Anderson (University of Utah).

VIDEO


Opening Poll Results: 38 in favor, 12 opposed.

Opening Statement from Rick Anderson
Opening Statement from Jean-Claude Guedon

Rebuttal from Rick Anderson
Rebuttal from Jean-Claude Guedon

Closing Poll Results: 26 in favor, 14 opposed

The debate will be conducted in general accordance with Oxford Union rules. All in the audience will vote their opinion on the resolution before the debate begins, and the vote totals will be recorded. Each speaker will offer a formal opening statement, followed by a response to each other’s statements, and then we’ll open the floor to discussion. At the conclusion of the debate, another vote will be taken. The winner of the debate is the one who caused the most audience members to change their votes. Members of the audience have an opportunity to make comments and pose questions as well.

Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion, and come ready to share your opinions! Refreshments will be provided.

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth (Liz) Chapman

Elizabeth (Liz) Chapman

Director of Library Services, BLPES, London School of Economics and Political Science
Liz has been Director of Library Services at LSE since January 2010 and in 2012 she led the successful bid for the transfer of the Women's Library collection to LSE. LSE Library has recently incorporated responsibility for LSE publishing, and has a pioneering Digital Library. A graduate of Durham University she has worked at Brunel, Oxford and University College London Libraries in a variety of roles, stepping out of Libraries for one year in... Read More →

Speakers
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Rick Anderson

Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication, University of Utah
Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. He earned his B.S. and M.L.I.S. degrees at Brigham Young University, and has worked previously as a bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He serves on numerous editorial... Read More →
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Jean-Claude Guédon

Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal
Jean-Claude Guédon received his Ph.D. in history of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974 with a thesis on chemistry in the Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert. He is a professor of comparative literature at the University of Montreal. His main areas of interest include the digitization of culture, in particular the relationship between texts and technology, cyberculture, electronic publishing and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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