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Harnad to promote self-archiving to enhance research impact, May 1

A talk on "Making One's Mark in the Post-Gutenberg World: How to Enhance Research Impact Through Self-Archiving" is scheduled for noon Thursday, May 1, in McCosh 28.

Stevan Harnad, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science at the University of Quebec in Montreal, will make the presentation, which is intended for researchers in all disciplines.

"In the paper era it was enough to publish one's research findings in refereed journals in order to ensure that they reached their would-be users and made their maximum impact on further research," said Harnad, who earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton in 1992. "In the online age this is no longer enough; not even making the journals online is enough, for impact-blocking tolls still restrict online access to the minority of universities that can afford them (and even the richest universities can afford only a minority of the 20,000 refereed journals published annually)."

He will discuss a remedy for the situation: depositing electronic versions of research articles in university e-print archives.

The talk is sponsored by the Office of Information Technology and the University Library .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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