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Breaking Down Paywalls and Building Up Equity: Open Access, Open Science, and Connections to Inclusive Knowledge
Join us to hear a live, moderated discussion with two experts who will provide a broad overview of the many reasons why open access and open science are beneficial and ethical in scholarly communication. The panelists will also touch upon the ways that inequity affects BIPOC and women scholars throughout the scholarly communication life cycle. They will affirm the impact of “green open access” approaches and the ways in which open access models are changing to become more equitable and inclusive for members of the scholarly community. 

Speakers 
- Ms. Sara Rouhi, Director of Strategic Partnerships, PLOS
- Dr. Chris Bourg, Director of Libraries, MIT, and Co-Founder of the Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS) (https://libraries.mit.edu/creos/about/)

Moderator
Ms. Mihoko Hosoi, Associate Dean, Collections, Research, and Scholarly Communications, Pennsylvania State University. 

A list of virtual events worldwide is available at http://www.openaccessweek.org/events.

Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder (https://go.umd.edu/what-is-open-access).

UMD community members, please support:

UMD proposed Equitable Access Policy
https://pact.umd.edu/key-issues/equitable-access-policy-faq

UMD’s Open Science Framework membership for your research projects
https://lib.guides.umd.edu/osf

Oct 26, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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