“Research Without Borders” Panel to Discuss Institutions and Public Access Requirements

Please join Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship’s Scholarly Communication Program for “Researcher Success: Institutions and Public Access Requirements”, the first event of the academic year in our Research Without Borders panel discussion series. This event will take place from 2-4pm on Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Presidential Room 1 of Columbia’s Faculty House. It is free and open to the public.

The event is centered around institutional and faculty perspectives and approaches in response to funding agencies’ requirements for public access to research results. Panel respondents will focus on the following questions: How are institutions enabling researcher success in this changing environment? What are the expectations for institutional and researcher roles? What is the role of academic libraries in supporting the transition? Panel participants represent diverse perspectives on the challenges and opportunities to the organization in sustaining researcher success, viewing these issues from the library, faculty, and administrative perspectives.

Our panelists:

Anne Langley, Associate Dean for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications, Penn State University.

Timothy Clark, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Director, Biomedical Informatics Core, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Stephanie Scott, Director, Communications & Outreach, Sponsored Projects Administration, Columbia University.

Our moderator:

Ann Thornton, University Librarian and Vice Provost, Columbia University.

This event is the first event of the 2015-2016 academic year in our speaker series Research Without Borders: The Changing World of Scholarly Communication. It is sponsored by Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Scholarly Communication Program. Join the discussion on Twitter at #rwob and @ScholarlyComm. To watch a live webcast of the event, and for more information about Research Without Borders, visit the Scholarly Communication Program website at scholcomm.columbia.edu.


The Scholarly Communication Program (SCP) supports the global reach and impact of research produced at Columbia University. Its mission is to explore and raise awareness about new research tools, methods, and support services that are available to Columbia faculty, students, and staff. In pursuit of this mission, the SCP hosts events and workshops, curates news and resources on our Web site, and engages in innovative scholarly communication initiatives on campus and in the wider academic community. The SCP is an initiative of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, which is part of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 12 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers, including affiliates. CUL/IS employs more than 450 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu.