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John Willinsky

John Willinsky is Khosla Family Professor of Education, Stanford University and Professor (Part-Time) Publishing Studies, Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, SFU Library. He is 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). Professor Willinsky directs the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), which he founded 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. The PKP is focused on extending access to knowledge through online sources and the development of open source software. Professor Willinsky is also involved in international collaborations in Latin America, Africa, and South-East Asia aimed at helping to better understand and strengthen scholarly publishing in those areas.