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John Willinsky (PKP)

John is the founder and Director of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). He is also Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, Professor (Part-Time) of Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and Distinguished Scholar in Residence for SFU Library. John started PKP in 1998 at the University of British Columbia in an effort to create greater public and global access to research and scholarship through the use of new publishing technologies. He is the author of, among other books, Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED (Princeton, 1994); Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End (Minnesota, 1998); Technologies of Knowing (Beacon 2000); and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press, 2006).

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