Open Sourcing Academia: Textbooks Want to be Free
Rob Beezer is a Distinguished Professor and international leader in electronic publishing and scholarly communications projects. He is the author of the acclaimed open-source text A First Course in Linear Algebra. Rob's research explores algebraic graph theory, which is an area of discrete mathematics that has many applications in computer science. In the classroom, Rob teaches courses such as abstract algebra, combinatorics and cryptography.
Rob is interested in the efficient communication of scientific knowledge in the presence of computers and a worldwide network. His presentation, ‘Open-Sourcing Academia: Textbooks Want to be Free’ will explore how technology has made textbooks more accessible and how new licenses have allowed unlimited copying, distribution and modifications, transforming how we look at copyright law.
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