Webcast Friday of Workshop on Open Access Law Journals

On Friday, the Harvard Law School Library and Duke Law School’s J. Michael Goodson Law Library and Center for the Public Domain will present a day-long workshop, Implementing the Durham Statement: Best Practices for Open Access Law Journals. The event is live, with most of it taking place at Duke and a wrap-up session at Harvard.

However, for those who can’t attend the live programs, Harvard is hosting a webcast of the entire workshop, open to anyone. In addition, for those in the Boston area, Harvard is hosting a lunch on the day of the workshop, which will feature a panel of law school journal editors discussing their experiences with open access issues.

No registration is required to view the webcast. Go to this page for information on joining the webcast. The lunch at Harvard is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required for counting heads. More information on registering is available from Et Seq., the Harvard law library blog.

The Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship resulted from a 2008 meeting in Durham of the directors of the law libraries of several leading law schools. The statement called for all law schools to stop publishing their journals in print and to rely instead on electronic publication, as well as to commit to keeping the electronic versions available in stable, open, digital formats.

Friday’s webcast runs from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. ET. The full agenda is available here.