Cornell University

Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4:30pm

A. D. White House, Guerlac Room
29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Open Access (OA) commonly refers to making research outputs freely available to everyone with an internet connection. Now in its tenth year, International Open Access Week invites all who engage with scholarship to share perspectives and ideas about how best to transform knowledge creation and access to be more open and inclusive.

Please join internationally-known OA advocates Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and John Willinsky, Stanford Professor and founder, PKP (Public Knowledge Project), for a panel discussion on the theme selected for 2018 Open Access Week, Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge.

Making our system for producing and distributing knowledge more inclusive is essential, but it also comes with new challenges. How do we ensure sustainable models are not exclusionary? What inequities might open systems recreate or reinforce? Whose voices are prioritized? When is open access to some areas of scholarship not appropriate? These are important conversations that will help ensure a more equitable system of open research.

The panel will be moderated by Gerald Beasley, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, Cornell University.

This event is free and all are welcome.

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