About Paul G. St-Pierre
I'm the science collections librarian at the University of Guelph, and a former doctoral candidate at Western. My primary research interest is the political economy of scholarly communication, taking a 20th century Marxist approach (notably influenced by Gramsci and Lukács) to critiquing the commodification of scientific publishing, which continues to be problematic despite the emergence of Open Access.
|Present||Collections Librarian (Sciences), University of Guelph ‐ McLaughlin Library|
|2012 - 2018||Ph.D Student, Library & Information Science, Western University ‐ Faculty of Information & Media Studies|
Open Access publishing and Political economy of information
Gramsci visits the library: Hegemony in the stacks
No-Fly Zones & Molotov Cocktails: 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference. Department of Modern Languages and Literatures/Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism. Western University (2016)
Librarians have long cultivated a professional image of affable, fair-minded neutrality and dedication to community service. However, as a theoretically ...
Open Access: Historical Highlights, Issues and Policies
The GRC Presents... Open Access 2013 Presentation, in partnership with The Progressive Librarians Guild (2013)
Print publishing relies on enclosure of information in a physical object (book). The digital environment potentially increases access (online journals). ...