The American Library Association (ALA) has been selected to participate in “Knowledge and Innovation: Understanding Public Access to Research,” a research panel that will be hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Washington, D.C. from 2:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m. The Center will host Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), sponsor of the Federal Research Public Access Act, to discuss the government’s role in research publications.
Corey Williams, senior lobbyist and associate director of the ALA Office of Government Relations, will sit on the panel at the event. The panel of experts will explore the broader contexts of open access, the role of research publication in innovation and the complexities of government mandate.
Panelists will include Allan Adler, vice president for Legal and Government Affairs, Association of American Publishers; and Elliot Maxwell, fellow, Communications Program, Johns Hopkins University and distinguished research fellow at the Pennsylvania State University eBusiness Research Center.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the American Library Association to participate in the academic discussion,” said Williams.
Press Officer, ALA Washington Office