Above image is courtesy of the International Open Access Week site
This year’s 2019 International Open Access Week theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge” as recently announced by the 2019 Open Access Week Advisory Committee
The International Open Access Week – happening on October 21-27, 2019 – provides an opportunity for all “to take action in making openness the default for research—to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives”, as per SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).
Building on last year’s theme, “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge,” this year’s theme will focus on answering the following questions:
- Whose interests are being prioritized in the actions we take and in the platforms that we support?
- Whose voices are excluded? Are underrepresented groups included as full partners from the beginning?
- Are we supporting not only open access but also equitable participation in research communication?
Learn more about open access at UBC and beyond via the following ways:
Check out the UBC Library’s Open Access page in the coming months
Visit the open.ubc.ca site for more Open Access resources
View and download 70 Open Access Week items in cIRcle