Just Announced: IFLA Academic & Research Libraries Section (ARL) Satellite Conference (August 18-19) “Inclusiveness Through Openness” Will Be Live Streamed
The IFLA Academic & Research Libraries Section (ARL) Satellite Conference “Inclusiveness through Openness” to be held at Erasmus University will be live streamed.
Here are the links to the scheduled recording/ livestream:
Friday 18 August 2023 | 08:30 until 1800 hours
Saturday 19 August 2023 | 08:30 until 12:30 hours
The value of open access in scholarly communication has been understood for almost as long as the internet has offered the potential to disseminate information and materials immediately and universally. Twenty years after the start of the open access movement, the scholarly communication ecosystem is rapidly evolving into an open paradigm, and we can easily imagine a not-so-distant future in which open scholarship is the norm.
Beyond enabling open access quality research, the open access transition should generate new opportunities for inclusive and equitable participation in the global research and scholarly communication system. How can libraries influence the forces at play in the current landscape to ensure that the open paradigm that is rapidly coming into focus is genuinely open to and supportive of marginalized communities and individuals in the current system, particularly those who live and work in resource limited contexts and in countries with political constraints on access and resources?
The satellite will offer some insights on the many ways that global equity and inclusion can be fostered in the new realm of open scholarly communication systems and open science practices.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.