Every October, the academic and research community worldwide celebrates Open Access Week to highlight the efforts and achievements of the Open Access Movement.
In past years, Vanderbilt’s Libraries have used Open Access Week to explore such topics as open access publishing, authors’ rights, gender issues, and green and gold open access. Vanderbilt’s OA Week 2019 theme for events is “ Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge .”
The research community at Vanderbilt has very strong ties in the Latin American region where open access is a necessity for scholarship creation. To explore this theme further through the lens of Latin America, the Libraries have invited Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin for a campus-wide discussion of the state of scholarly communications in Latin America.
Dr. Alperin, a scholar of Latin America and Open Access, will discuss the impact Open Access has on the research landscape of Latin America based on his own research. Additionally, the Libraries are convening a panel discussion led by Dr. Alperin consisting of Vanderbilt experts who are familiar with the unique challenges and opportunities surrounding the creation and dissemination of knowledge in Latin America.
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch is provided for the first 30 registrants (details below).
The event will be held in the Tarkington Room of the Vanderbilt University Law School on October 29, 2019
11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch with Dr. Alperin. Lunches provided to first 30 registrants by registering at https://bit.ly/2kn2o8k
12:30 – 1:00 – Lecture by Dr. Alperin
1:00 – 2:00 – Panel Discussion led by Dr. Alperin
More information about this event can be found at https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/scholarly/openaccessweek. Contact Elisabeth Shook with any questions.