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Discussion on the topic in Open Access Week 2020: Open with purpose

We are inviting you to an informal discussion on the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week which is "Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.”
As a library we are committed to take action in a tangible way to promote and accomplish equity and inclusion in scientific publishing. In order to succeed we need to understand your needs and are depending on your ideas and opinions.
Please take this opportunity to share.

Time: Thu 2020-10-22 10.00 - 12.00

Location: zoom

"Openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge. Rebuilding research and scholarship to be open by default presents a unique opportunity to construct a foundation that is fundamentally more equitable. Yet today, structural racism, discrimination, and exclusion are present and persistent in places where openness is a core value. As a global community, it is important to understand that the systems and spaces of the present are often built upon legacies of historic injustice and that addressing these inequities is a necessity.
We need to examine who these spaces and systems are designed for, who is missing, who is excluded by the business models we use, and whose interests are prioritized. As we work together to rebuild these structures, we need to commit to moving from conversations to concrete commitments and to hold one another accountable for making real progress."
(From: Nick Shockey, Open Access


Margareta Fathli