Mailing List Message #114270
From: Diane Goldenberg-Hart <>
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Subject: 2016 OA Symposium and Alexandra Elbakyan
Date: Thu, 05 May 2016 14:40:10 -0400
Dear CNI Community,

We are sharing with you an exciting development regarding the upcoming OA symposium at the University of North Texas, where newsmaker Alexandra Elbakyan (of Sci-Hub) was recently added to the lineup. Online registration is now closed so see instructions below if you are interested in attending.

-Diane Goldenberg-Hart
CNI Communications
The upcoming 2016 Open Access Symposium will be held on May 19-20 here at the University of North Texas near Dallas.  The keynote will be Professor Johan Rooryck, former executive editor of the Elsevier journal Lingua, who led a revolt against the pricing and copyright policies of the Dutch publishing giant.  For the full line-up of speakers, see
A last minute surprise speaker has been added to the symposium – Alexandra Elbakyan, the rebel creator of the Sci-Hub repository.  Elbakyan will (of necessity) be speaking via Skype from Kazakhstan; we anticipate a lively presentation and follow-up Q&A.  Her presentation will not be recorded (because of live in-room translation from Russian and other reasons), so please join us if you want to hear her speak. 
While online registration for the event is now closed, a limited number of seats are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis; email me if you are interested in attending, with a subject line of “2016 OAS Registration Request”.  We look forward to seeing you in sunny Texas!
Best regards,
Martin Halbert (Ph.D., MLIS)
UNT Dean of Libraries and Associate Professor

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