Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge
This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, how these are actually implemented is still in flux. As open becomes the default, all stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community. This year’s Open Access Week invites all interested stakeholders to participate in advancing this important work.
Setting the default to open is an essential step toward making our system for producing and distributing knowledge more inclusive, but it also comes with new challenges to be addressed. How do we ensure sustainability models used for open access are not exclusionary? What are inequities that open systems can recreate or reinforce? Whose voices are prioritized? Who is excluded? How does what counts as scholarship perpetuate bias? What are areas where openness might not be appropriate?
OA Week 2018 News & Events
Open Access: Global Perspectives
Wednesday, October 24 10:00 - 11:00 AM Noble Library Room 105
While governments, funders, universities, publishers and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, there are many variations in how these are implemented. As we continue to explore new options for creating and sharing scholarship, we must be intentional about designing these systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community.
Join us for coffee and conversation exploring different scholar expectations, perceptions and practices for sharing scholarship around the world.
Speakers include: Qian Liu, Asian Studies Librarian; Anali Perry, Scholarly Communication Librarian; and Seonaid Valiant, Curator for Latin American Studies.