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ACRL/SPARC Forum at ALA Annual 2018

  ·  New Orleans, LA Open Access

At each meeting of the American Library Association, SPARC and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) host a forum on a current issue in scholarly communications.


Morial Convention Center, Rm 344


Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Co-hosted by ACRL/ReSEC and SPARC, the forum at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference will be focused on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scholarly Communication.”

While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, how these are actually implemented is still in flux. As open becomes the default, all stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community. This year’s ACRL/SPARC Forum at ALA Annual will invite panelists to address the challenges of building an open, inclusive, and equitable system for scholarly communication and to start a conversation about how we can all contribute to this important work.

You can find the ACRL/SPARC Forum in the ALA conference program here.

The panel includes:

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