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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).


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.

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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... Read More →

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah
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Jean-Claude Guédon

Professor (retired), Université de Montréal
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... Read More →

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

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