Many of you may well be interested in this conference hosted at (and
webcast from) the University of Minnesota on April 19. Entitled
"Publication, the Public University, and the Public Interest," the
conference tackles myriad issues about the changing landscape of
publishing, copyright, and faculty rewards.

The three speakers are:

1) Paul Courant, University of Michigan (speaking to university roles
and investments): "Conservative Revolutionaries and Revolutionary
Conservators: Universities and Scholarship in the Digital Age"

2) Siva Vaidhyanathan, NYU (speaking to copyright and intellectual
property issues): "Critical Information Studies: A Manifesto"

3) Ed Ayers, University of Virginia (speaking to new genre and faculty
rewards):  "Scholarship in the Digital Age"

The event will be webcast and also archived for future replay. Details
can be found at: