Webinar: Net Neutrality on scholarly communications

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time: 11 am US/EDT
Title: Scholarship on the Open Road: The implications of Net Neutrality on scholarly communications
Speaker: Todd Carpenter

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Todd Carpenter of NISO, will present a webinar entitled: Scholarship on the Open Road: The implications of Net Neutrality on scholarly communications on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 11 am US/Eastern Daylight Time.

Abstract: A great deal of scholarly communications these days takes place via the internet, from VOIP phone service, to collaborative writing, to data exchange, access to research literature, and  publication submission.  Many small startup companies and service providers help to support that infrastructure of research. Almost all required unrestrained access to the internet and to the customers who use it. In recent years, internet service providers have sought to create a tiered service level, while many technology companies and the even the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have come out supporting an network based on ‘common carrier principles’ whereby ISP's do not discriminate of differentially charge users based on content or service, often called net neutrality.  This session will provide a background on some of the issues surrounding net neutrality and then explore the implications for researchers of the net neutrality debate.         
Todd Carpenter is Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), a US-based non-profit industry trade association that fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, discovery, and effective interchange of information in publishing and media. Throughout his career, Todd has served in a variety of roles with organizations that connected the publisher, library and software communities. Prior to joining NISO, Todd had been Director of Business Development with BioOne. He has held management positions at The Johns Hopkins University Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, and the Haworth Press. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds a masters in business from the Johns Hopkins University. Todd is also editor of the recently released book, The Critical Component: Standards in Information Distribution published by the American Library Association.

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CINforma Consulting  
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