ANNOUNCING: 2nd Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, 22-24 August, 2010

Following the success of our inaugural conference last September, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA (www.oaspa.org), is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2nd Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, which will be held in Prague from 22-24 August 2010. The conference is directed towards the interests of professional publishing organizations, independent publishers and university presses, as well as librarians, university administrators, and other stakeholders.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from many leading figures within the open access publishing environment, and to participate in break-out sessions that will highlight a number of important issues related to open access publishing. A growing list of speakers already includes: Trish Groves, Deputy Editor of the British Medical Journal; Susan Murray, Director of African Journals Online; Eelco Ferwerda, OAPEN Coordinator and Publisher of Digital Products at the Amsterdam University Press; Donna Livingstone, Director of the University of Calgary Press; Ulrich Pöschl, Executive Editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; Gunther Eysenbach, Founding Editor and Publisher of the Journal of Medical Internet Research; and Caroline Sutton, President of OASPA and Co-Founder of Co-Action Publishing.

Additional information about the conference program, registration, and accommodation can found on the conference website at: www.oaspa.org/coasp/. Early bird registration fees and reduced rates for OASPA members are available.

Members of OASPA are also invited to participate in the second General Meeting of OASPA which will be held on the afternoon of August 24 following the end of the conference.

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