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Lecture series: Gerhard Lauer

June 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm

Stop tracking science. The aggregation and selling of users’ data by science publishers

The business model of science publishers has change over recent years. Not only content but data analytics is the new core of science publishing industry. This has detrimental effects on universities. My talk reconstructs the history of science publishing and analyses the current techniques of collecting traces of scientists using university libraries and science publishing platforms. Finally, the talk discusses a way out.

Gerhard Lauer

Gerhard Lauer is Gutenberg professor for Book studies at the University of Mainz. The main of his research interests are history of books and reading studies, including computational and experimental approaches. Recently “Lesen im digitalen Zeitalter”  [Reading in the digital age] (2020).



The lecture is free and open to all. Please register by sending a mail to platformdh@uantwerpen.be.

For this lecture we also facilitate online attendance. If you are interested in joining online, please also register in advance by sending a mail to platformdh@uantwerpen.be. The link will be send to you the day of the lecture.


June 20, 2022
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Antwerpen, 2000 Belgium
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