May 24: Citation Justice and Reflections on Knowledge Equity
In conversation with Stacy Allison-Cassin, Leslie Chan will reflect on his years of working to advance open access and scholarly communication, his learning (and unlearning) in relation to knowledge equity, and as the demand for data, scholarly analytics and metrics grows, the urgent need to focus on citation practices in relation to justice.
May 19: Resisting Colonial Validation: A Look At Issues of Evidence in Courts
In this session, we will focus on the Anishinaabe oral tradition of the 1764 Treaty of Niagara and contrast that understanding with the Crown's position about that same agreement. Differences of understanding and interpretation will be highlighted to show the differences between Anishinaabe and Western epistemology, methodology and historiography. This session will be reflective of Dr. Alan Corbiere's experience during the Robinson Huron Annuity Litigation in which he served as an expert witness.
May 17: COAPI Community Call: How to Successfully Promote Open Access as a Department of One?
COAPI invites you to participate in their next Community Call.
May 17: Inequities of Article Processing Charges: How the Oligopoly of Academic Publishers Profits from Open Access
Since the early 2010s, more than half of peer-reviewed journal articles have been published by the so-called oligopoly of academic publishers: Elsevier, SAGE, Springer-Nature, Taylor & Francis and Wiley. These companies make immense profits from publishing scholarly journals, traditionally through subscriptions from academic libraries, the reader pays model. With more and more libraries cancelling so-called ‘Big Deals’, these publishers have expanded their revenues by making authors pay article processing charges (APCs) for open access (OA) publishing. The author-pays model creates inequities and barriers that exclude many from publishing, such as underrepresented groups or researchers from less-resourced countries. This presentation demonstrates the growth of gold and hybrid OA articles published in oligopoly journals indexed in the Web of Science and provides evidence of the amount of APCs paid in Canada and globally. It highlights the inequities of the author-pays model and discusses alternative routes to OA.
May 12: Knowledge Justice (Online): Different Ways of Knowing and Doing
This event is a public lecture component of the Knowledge Equity and Justice Spring Seminar.
Anasuya will speak to the ways in which Whose Knowledge? as a feminist anti-colonial collective and campaign addresses (online) epistemic or knowledge justice through its work. The campaign challenges current frames of "knowing" embedded in the internet, and anchors itself in practice: different ways of doing and being.
April 28: Reinvestment Working Group Community Call
The SPARC Reinvestment Working Group invites you to participate in our next Community Call.
April 20: SPARC/ORFG Webinar
The Open Research Funders Group (ORFG) is a partnership of 24 leading philanthropic organizations committed to the open sharing of research outputs, representing the first community of practice of its kind.
March 31: BOAI 20th Anniversary Webcast
Twenty years ago the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) offered the first definition of Open Access.