Inclusiveness through Openness

IFLA Satellite Conference | Erasmus University 18-19 August 2023
 Overview Rotterdam Campus Woudestein

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. 

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Important Dates

Extension of due date for proposals to the IFLA ARL Satellite Conference Inclusiveness through Openness | Erasmus University 18-19 August 2023'. New due date - 27 March 2023Find a full abstract describing the conference here. Proposals must be submitted using the submission form.

27 March 2023Proposal abstracts must be submitted
12 April 2023Selected presenters will be notified
13 August 2023Presentation slides due

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