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.
List of partners organizing the Conference
The Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) section of IFLA will host a satellite conference preceding the World Library and Information Congress 2023 in Rotterdam in collaboration with Erasmus University Library and the following partners:
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 2023. Find a full abstract describing the conference here. Proposals must be submitted using the submission form.
|27 March 2023||Proposal abstracts must be submitted|
|12 April 2023||Selected presenters will be notified|
|13 August 2023||Presentation slides due|
World Library and Information Congress
88th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 21-25 August 2023, the Netherlands
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