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Wednesday, July 16 • 16:30 - 17:30
Reimagining scholarly communication

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The current scholarly communication system, largely built around publication in academic journals, is seriously flawed - too much knowledge is locked away behind paywalls and only accessible to those who can afford it. The open access movement has made great strides in opening up the world’s knowledge by creating open access journals and repositories. Could we do even better, and reimagine scholarly communication from the ground up to create a new system, with both the infrastructure and content liberated from commercial interest and open to everyone? In this session we will discuss what is already being done to achieve this and think about concrete actions to make it a reality.

Session hashtag: #OKFestSC 

This session was co-created by the Open Access Open Knowledge Working Group. This session remains editorially independent as it was put together in consultation with the Programme Team following the same guidelines as for other sessions at the festival.


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Stuart Lawson

PhD Student, Birkbeck, University of London
Radical librarian and PhD student studying the politics of open access.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Space S1 Kulturbrauerei

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