January 21, 2022

Upcoming Conference at UC Davis: “An Open Digital South: Risks And Rewards”

Note: If you can’t make it to the event listed below it will streamed live and also recorded.

Innovating Communication in Scholarship, a UC Davis IFHA project invites you to:


Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
– to –
Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT

UC Davis School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616

Register Here

This conference explores the promises and risks of openness in scholarship in relationship to the Global South. Research and scholarship are increasingly adopting ‘open’ models of practice and sharing, such as open access publications, open data, and open source software.

This openness supports improved research reusability, reproducibility, and visibility, and seeks to address barriers to equitable access, and to foster global intellectual conversations. But do attempts at promoting openness in scholarship create new forms of exclusion or hierarchy in various regions of the world?

How are Southern scholars and publishers’ experiences with open access and open data taken into account within conversations on developing standards and models for ‘open’ scholarship in the Global North? Are there unanticipated opportunities or risks created through the implementation of models for open data, open software, or open access to research?

The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors can find information on accommodation and more at https://www.ucdavis.edu/visit/plan-your-visit/.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.