This past week(October 19-22, 2009), the University of British Columbia Library hosted three days of events at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre for the First International Open Access Week. The events were designed to raise awareness about the open access movement around the world, highlight the ways in which the UBC Library is working to make its repositories open, and explore open access journal publication.
The open access movement is certainly gaining momentum and events like this one show the extent to which university libraries are natural allies for scholars interested in opening knowledge to the world. For those who were unable to attend the events in Vancouver, you can watch a slidecast of John Wilbanks’ presentation.
Also, Vancouver is hosting the E-Learn 2009 World Conference next week. This will be yet another forum for the discussion of open access education. You can watch Richard Baranuik’s presentation “Open Access Education -Building Communities and Sharing Knowledge” from last year.
Latest posts by Sean Kheraj (see all)
- Nature’s Past Episode 72: What’s Next for Canadian Environmental History? - July 12, 2021
- Nature’s Past Episode 71: Water and Anishinaabe Territory - April 12, 2021
- James Scott: How to Write Like a River - February 28, 2021
- The First Post-War Oil Pipeline Hearings in Canada - February 9, 2021
- 2021 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History: Brittany Luby and Chief Lorraine Cobiness - February 8, 2021
- Top 5 Posts of 2020 - January 5, 2021
- Nature’s Past Episode 70: Environmentalism and the Company of Young Canadians - September 2, 2020
- Interview Animalia: An Anti-Imperial Bestiary for Our Times - August 12, 2020
- Nature’s Past Episode 69: Environmental Racism and Canadian History - July 29, 2020
- Whose Nature? Race and Canadian Environmental History - July 7, 2020