Plenary 2: Barriers and Impact
- David Prosser (Research Libraries UK)
- Melissa Hagemann (OSI)
Mr Joseph McArthur
The Open Access Button is fueled by young people who experience frequent collisions with barriers to accessing research, and want to do something about it. I’ll discuss our current progress telling the stories of people who’ve been affected by these barriers and how we plan to tell them in future. I will also talk about what more needs to be done to tackle these barriers, and the impact that...
Dr Erin McKiernan
Working as a researcher and educator in Latin America for the last three years, I have seen the access problem first hand. Open access to the scientific literature is urgently needed worldwide, and it will take the support of scientists at all career levels to make it happen. Early-career researchers are in a position to be game changers, ushering in a new era of open science. However, many...
Dr Daniel Mietchen
Open Access and Wikimedia have a lot in common in terms of their overall goals, the technical and legal approaches and the communities involved. Many interactions thus exist between the two, but they have rarely been systematic. In this talk, I will outline a range of approaches to making these interactions more systematic, e.g. by integrating OA elements into Wikimedia workflows or policies...