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An Open Digital Global South: Risks and Rewards

This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore the promises and risks of openness in scholarship in relationship to the Global South.

May 25, 2017 09:15 AM to
May 26, 2017 03:00 PM

King Hall

Research and scholarship are increasingly adopting ‘open’ models of practice and sharing, as open access publications, open data, and open source software. This openness supports improved research reusability, reproducibility, and visibility. Scholarly ‘openness’ is intended to facilitate the free flow of information, to address barriers to equitable access, and to foster global intellectual conversations. Do attempts at promoting openness in scholarship create new forms of exclusion or hierarchy in various regions of the world? How are Southern scholars and publishers’ experiences with open access and open data taken into account within conversations on developing standards and models for ‘open’ scholarship in the Global North? Are there unanticipated opportunities or risks created through the implementation of models for open data, open software, or open access to research?
Sponsored by Innovating Communication in Scholarship, School of Law.
The event is open to the public. Please register here