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  • The Public Knowledge project at 21: Activism, Scholarship, Security Patches
  • Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 2:00PM - 3:30PM - This event is now over
  • Type: Meeting
  • Series: Open Scholarship
  • Location: Other 1 - See Event Description
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  • Description:
    The Public Knowledge Project at 21: Activism, Scholarship, Security Patches
    A Conversation with Professor John Willinsky

    Co-hosted by the UBC Library and the UBC iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies)

    Date/location: July 11, 2019, 2:00-3:30pm
    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room | UBC Vancouver Campus
    Light refreshments will be served.

    On or around December 1998, a UBC professor of education inadvertently stepped out of his field of study and into the realm of scholarly communication, having been thrown off course by a glaring contradiction between teaching the young to read – on the promise that it would open worlds for them – and working in an academic system that needlessly cut such readers off from the world of learning in which he worked. His response was to create a Public Knowledge Project that soon attracted the attention, support, and, at one point, the censure of The University of British Columbia Library. Although this talk begins on a personal note, it soon leaps ahead to the current state of scholarly communication. Here, it sets out PKP’s continuing efforts to open that world of learning take the form of building out open infrastructure in the face of corporate lock-in, initiating economic models for universal open access, and proposing copyright reform as an advance over the legal workarounds of open access policies.
  • Facilitator(s): Stephanie Savage

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