Theme of 2020 Open Access Week to be Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion

The 2020 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week, to be held October 19-25, will be “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.”

Openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge. Rebuilding research and scholarship to be open by default presents a unique opportunity to construct a foundation that is fundamentally more equitable. Yet today, structural racism, discrimination, and exclusion are present and persistent in places where openness is a core value. As a global community, it is important to understand that the systems and spaces of the present are often built upon legacies of historic injustice and that addressing these inequities is a necessity.  

We need to examine who these spaces and systems are designed for, who is missing, who is excluded by the business models we use, and whose interests are prioritized. As we work together to rebuild these structures, we need to commit to moving from conversations to concrete commitments and to hold one another accountable for making real progress.

Building on our discussions in 2018 (“Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”) and 2019 (“Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”), 2020 marks the third consecutive year the theme for International Open Access Week will focus on the urgent need for action on equity and inclusion, underscoring the urgency of continuing to center this work.

International Open Access Week is a time for the wider community to coordinate in taking action to make openness the default for research and to ensure that equity is at the center of this work. This year’s Open Access Week will be held from October 19th through the 25th; however, organizers are encouraged to host discussions and take action around this year’s theme whenever is most suitable during the year and to adapt the theme and activities to their local context. This is especially true for this year with the varying levels of disruption due to COVID-19.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion must be consistently prioritized year-round and integrated into the fabric of the open community, from how our infrastructure is built to how we organize community discussions to the governance structures we use. International Open Access Week is an important opportunity to catalyze new conversations, create connections across and between communities that can facilitate this co-design, and advance progress to build more equitable foundations for opening knowledge—discussions and actions that need to be continued, year in and year out. 

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For more information about International Open Access Week, please visit www.openaccessweek.org. The official twitter hashtag for the week is #OAWeek.

Translations of this announcement in other languages can be found at www.openaccessweek.org. If you are interested in contributing a translation of this year’s theme or the full announcement in another language, you can find instructions for doing so here.

Graphics for this year’s Open Access Week theme are available at http://www.openaccessweek.org/page/graphics

About SPARC
SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education. International Open Access Week was established by SPARC and partners in the student community in 2008. Learn more at sparcopen.org.

About International Open Access Week
International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world, and its organization is led by a global advisory committee. The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.

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Le thème de la Semaine du libre accès 2020 sera Ouvrir avec intention : renforcer l’équité et l’inclusion de manière structurante

Le Comité consultatif de la Semaine du libre accès 2020 est heureux d’annoncer que le thème de la Semaine internationale du libre accès de cette année, qui se tiendra du 19 au 25 octobre, sera «?Ouvrir avec intention : renforcer l’équité et l’inclusion de manière structurante?». 

L’ouverture peut être un outil puissant pour bâtir des systèmes plus équitables de partage des connaissances. Rebâtir la recherche et l’érudition pour qu’elles soient ouvertes par défaut présente une occasion unique de construire des assises fondamentalement plus équitables. Pourtant, aujourd’hui, le racisme structurel, la discrimination et l’exclusion sont présents et persistants dans des endroits où l’ouverture est une valeur fondamentale. Comme communauté mondiale, il est important de comprendre que les systèmes et les espaces actuels sont souvent l’héritage d’injustices historiques et que remédier à ces inégalités est nécessaire. 

Nous devons examiner pour qui ces espaces et systèmes sont conçus, qui sont absents, qui sont exclus par les modèles d’affaires en place et les intérêts de qui sont priorisés. Alors que nous travaillons ensemble pour rebâtir ces structures, nous devons nous engager à passer de la parole aux actes concrets et à nous tenir mutuellement responsables des progrès réels. 

S’appuyant sur nos discussions en 2018 (Construire des fondements équitables pour la connaissance ouverte) et 2019 (Ouverte pour qui? Équité dans le savoir ouvert), 2020 marque la troisième année consécutive où le thème de la Semaine internationale du libre accès se concentrera sur le besoin express pour une action sur l’équité et l’inclusion, soulignant l’urgence de continuer à centrer ce travail. 

La Semaine internationale du libre accès est l’occasion pour la communauté au sens large de coordonner ses efforts pour faire de l’ouverture la recherche par défaut et pour en faire de l’équité un élément central. La Semaine du libre accès de cette année se tiendra du 19 au 25 octobre. Cependant, nous encourageons l’organisation de discussions et d’évènements autour du thème de cette année au moment qui conviendra le mieux au cours de l’année et l’adaptation du thème et des activités au contexte local. Cela est particulièrement vrai cette année en raison des perturbations liées à la COVID-19. 

La diversité, l’équité et l’inclusion doivent être systématiquement priorisées tout au long de l’année et faire partie intégrante de la communauté ouverte, allant de comment bâtir notre infrastructure, à la façon dont nous organisons les discussions avec les communautés, à nos modes de gouvernance. La Semaine internationale du libre accès est une occasion importante de susciter de nouvelles conversations, de créer des liens au sein des communautés et entre les communautés pour appuyer un design collaboratif et de faire progresser la recherche pour construire des fondations plus équitables à l’ouverture de la connaissance, autant de discussions et d’évènements qui doivent se poursuivre année après année.

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Pour plus d’informations sur la Semaine internationale du libre accès, visitez le site www.openaccessweek.org. Le hashtag officiel de la Semaine sur Twitter est #OAWeek.

Les traductions de cette annonce dans d’autres langues sont disponibles sur www.openaccessweek.org. Si vous souhaitez contribuer à la traduction du thème de cette année ou de l’annonce complète dans une autre langue, vous y trouverez des instructions pour le faire.

Les éléments graphiques pour le thème de la Semaine du libre accès de cette année sont disponibles à http://www.openaccessweek.org/page/graphics

 

À propos de SPARC

SPARC, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (la coalition pour l’édition savante et les ressources académiques), est une coalition mondiale qui s’est engagée à faire de l’ouverture l’option par défaut pour la recherche et l’éducation. SPARC permet aux utilisateurs de résoudre d’importants problèmes et de faire de nouvelles découvertes grâce à l’adoption de politiques et de pratiques qui font progresser le libre accès, les données ouvertes et l’éducation ouverte. La Semaine internationale du libre accès a été instaurée par SPARC et ses partenaires dans la communauté étudiante en 2008. Pour en savoir plus, consultez sparcopen.org.

À propos de la Semaine internationale du libre accès

La Semaine internationale du libre accès est une semaine d’action mondiale menée par la communauté pour ouvrir l’accès à la recherche. L’évènement est célébré par des individus, des institutions et des organisations du monde entier, et son organisation est dirigée par un comité consultatif mondial. Le hashtag officiel de la Semaine internationale du libre accès est #OAWeek.

El tema de la Semana de Acceso Abierto 2020 será Abrir con Propósito: Emprender acciones para construir equidad e inclusión estructurales.

El Comite? Asesor de la Semana de Acceso Abierto 2020 se complace en anunciar que el tema de este an?o de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto, a celebrarse del 19 al 25 de octubre, sera? “Abrir con Propósito: Emprender acciones para construir equidad e inclusión estructurales”.

La apertura puede ser una herramienta poderosa que permite construir sistemas ma?s equitativos para compartir conocimiento. Reconstruir la investigacio?n y las actividades acade?micas de manera que sean abiertas por defecto, presenta una oportunidad u?nica de construir una base que sea fundamentalmente ma?s equitativa. No obstante, en la actualidad, el racismo estructural, la discriminacio?n y la exclusio?n esta?n presentes y persisten en lugares donde la apertura es un valor central. Como una comunidad global, es importante entender que los sistemas y espacios del presente se construyen frecuentemente sobre legados histo?ricos de injusticia, y abordar estas desigualdades es una necesidad.

Necesitamos examinar para quie?n esta?n disen?ados estos espacios y sistemas, quie?n no es tomado en cuenta, quie?n ha sido excluido por los modelos de negocios que usamos y que? intereses tienen prioridad. A la par de trabajar en conjunto para reconstruir estas estructuras, necesitamos comprometernos a pasar de las conversaciones a los compromisos concretos y responsabilizarnos mutuamente para lograr un progreso real.

Sobre la base de nuestras discusiones de 2018 (“Disen?ando bases equitativas para el Conocimiento Abierto”) y de 2019 (“¿Abierto para quie?n? Equidad en el Conocimiento Abierto”), 2020 seri?a el tercer an?o consecutivo en el que el tema de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto se centra en la necesidad urgente de llevar a cabo acciones para alcanzar la equidad e inclusio?n, subrayando la urgencia de seguir centrados en este trabajo.

La Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto es un momento para que la comunidad en general se coordine para tomar medidas con la finalidad de que la apertura sea predeterminada en la investigacio?n y para garantizar que la equidad sea el centro de su trabajo. La Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto de este an?o se celebrara? del 19 al 25 de octubre; sin embargo, se alienta a los organizadores a planificar debates y llevar a cabo acciones en torno al tema de este an?o cuando sea lo ma?s adecuado durante el 2020, asi? como adaptar el tema y las actividades a los contextos locales. Esto es especialmente va?lido en este an?o, debido a los diferentes niveles de disrupcio?n ocasionados por el COVID-19.

Diversidad, equidad e inclusio?n deben priorizarse constantemente durante todo el an?o e integrarse en el tejido de la comunidad abierta, desde co?mo se construye nuestra infraestructura hasta co?mo organizamos las discusiones comunitarias y las estructuras de gobernanza que utilizamos. La Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto es una oportunidad importante de catalizar nuevas conversaciones, crear conexiones a trave?s y entre las comunidades que puedan facilitar su co-disen?o y avanzar en la construccio?n de bases ma?s equitativas para abrir el conocimiento 3?4 debates y acciones que deben continuar an?o tras an?o.

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Para ma?s informacio?n sobre la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto, por favor visite www.openaccessweek.org. La etiqueta oficial de twitter para la semana es #OAWeek.

Las traducciones de este anuncio en otros idiomas pueden encontrarse en www.openaccessweek.org. Si esta?s interesado en contribuir con una traduccio?n del tema de este an?o o del anuncio completo en otro idioma, puedes encontrar las instrucciones aqui?.

Los gra?ficos para el tema de la Semana de Acceso Abierto de este an?o esta?n disponibles en http://www.openaccessweek.org/page/graphics.

Acerca de SPARC

SPARC, la Coalicio?n de Recursos Acade?micos y Publicacio?n Acade?mica (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), es una coalicio?n global comprometida en convertir la apertura como predeterminada para la investigacio?n y la educacio?n. SPARC empodera a las personas para resolver grandes problemas y hacer nuevos descubrimientos mediante la adopcio?n de poli?ticas y pra?cticas que promueven el Acceso Abierto, los Datos Abiertos y la Educacio?n Abierta. La Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto fue creada por SPARC y sus socios para la comunidad estudiantil en 2008. Obtenga ma?s informacio?n en sparcopen.org.

Acerca de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto

La Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto es una semana de accio?n global, manejada por la comunidad para abrir el acceso a la investigacio?n. El evento es celebrado por individuos, instituciones y organismos en todo el mundo, y su organizacio?n esta? dirigida por un comite? asesor global. El hashtag oficial de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto es #OAweek.

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It’s time to eliminate patents in universities | by Bruce Caron | Aug, 2020 | Medium

“In researching the forty years of allowing publicly funded primary research results to be patented in the US, what becomes clear is that for every success story there are scores of negative outcomes. The bureaucracy that universities build to capture the “value” of research as patents (Welpe et al. 2015), the administrative burden on researchers to conform their work to the process of patent-making (Stodden 2014; Graeber 2019), the perverse career pressure to produce more patents (Edwards and Roy 2017), the downstream roadblocks for sharing the research (NAS 2018): the entire ecosystem (or egosystem) of doing patents argues against their benefits to the academy. The underlying tension between the university’s long-term mission as a wellspring of new public knowledge and the market’s desire to acquire and privatize new discoveries remains at issue here (Foray and Lissoni 2010)….

The actual returns on research are mostly “postmarket” in value. Open sharing accelerates returns in the near term and compounds research value over time. Universities achieve their value proposition through a broad range of research and educational activities. The availability of market returns from patents for a small segment of university research threatens to warp the research opportunity landscape, and the normative internal incentives (including curiosity) for research (Strandberg 2005)….

Open science looks ahead to a future where the capacity to share research findings is optimized through scholarly commons, collaboratives that steward research goods through the decades, and across the planet (See: Scholarly commons; Also, Madison et al. 2009). Patents subtract intellectual property and value from these commons: “[T]o the extent that universities surround the work of their scientists with thickets of patents, the upshot can be what Heller and Eisenberg [1998] call a scientific ‘anticommons’ in which ideas and concepts that in the public domain might spur discovery and innovation are zealously guarded by the institutional owners who value income more than innovation” (Ginsberg 2011). Researchers may also shy away from research arenas where existing patents impede new research (Foray and Lissoni 2010)….

In the US, the repeal of Bayh-Dole — the act that permitted universities to patent federally-funded research — would open up old (and now, new), long-term research sharing capacities …”

Evaluación científica y el acceso abierto (Introducción) | OpenlabEC

From Google’s English:  “What do you want to obtain when it is measured in the evaluation process? What do we measure for? What are the effects of Citation Indicator Based Assessment (FI-SJR)?

The talk will review the dominant evaluation model based on the FI / SJR, in quartiles; The effects it has had on LATAM and the possibilities of implementing different indicators will be explored….”

Licenciamientos alternativos y tradicionales (derechos intelectuales) | OpenlabEC

From Google’s English:  “Intellectual property, and in particular copyright, is a legal area that has been greatly impacted by new technologies, and especially by public networks such as the Internet.

The purpose of this session is to review the most important aspects of intellectual property, alternative licenses such as creative commons, GPL, free culture, especially copyright, its limitations and exceptions in light of the transnational nature of the Internet.”

CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund: Six Winners!

Creative Commons is proud to announce six winning project proposals from the inaugural round of the CC Open Education Platform Activities Fund!

Openness and Collaboration by Paul Downey (CC BY 2.0)Credit: “Openness and Collaboration” by Paul Downey (CC BY 2.0).

The CC Open Education Platform is a vibrant, international network of over 1120 open education advocates, educators, librarians, lawmakers, graduate students, and more, spanning 79 countries. This year, CC launched an activities fund to support Platform members’ good work to further open education in their countries. The activities fund offered up to $5,000 USD to community members who proposed efforts that: 1) Build and sustain community; 2) Increase educational access and equity; and/or 3) Use policy to open education opportunities for all. Accepted proposals focus on work supporting these goals in Brazil, Chile, Francophone Africa, India, Ireland, and globally. 

While we would have liked to fund nearly all of the projects, we are delighted to announce the following proposal winners: 


  • “Teaching materials introducing copyright to 9 to 15-year-olds in French-speaking Africa.”

Proposed by Isla Haddow-Flood and Florence Devouard (at Wiki In Africa), this project will create and pilot introductory materials and assignment models to support teachers instructing 9-15-year-old students in French-speaking Africa about CC licenses and their use. Across Africa, teachers do not have access to online materials to explain Copyright or CC licenses to their students, and especially not in French. The materials created will begin to fill the gap. The materials will be initially piloted in Benin as part of the WikiChallenge Bénin competition. The project will integrate feedback initial testing before distributing teaching materials among the Wikimedia and CC communities across Francophone Africa. 

  • “Inventory and evaluation of existing social-emotional learning resources for the transition to open digital learning.”

Shivi Chandra proposed this project recognizing that a global mandate for “twenty-first century skills” has pushed social-emotional learning (SEL) materials–those which promote “well-being, connectedness, and success” (OECD)–to the forefront of many national educational strategies working to help students make sense of recent global crises, social movements, and COVID-19. These materials could be anything from public health guidance to conversation starters on domestic violence to current events news articles for kids.This project from Learning Equality will develop and share a gap analysis and preliminary audit of existing SEL resources either open or accessible on the internet. This work supports any organization looking to improve their general understanding of SEL resources, understand those available, advocate for openness in the SEL community, and develop such resources during and post COVID-19.

  • “Oficinas Wikimedia & Educação: a educação livre no Brasil e as plataformas Wikimedia (EN: Wikimedia & Education Workshops: free education in Brazil and the Wikimedia platforms).

Giovanna Fontenelle proposed this project to help Brazilian educators and institutions searching for new formats and teaching alternatives. The Wiki Movimento Brasil User Group will organize a series of online workshops and develop accompanying resources such as an audio description for an educational brochure, open-licensed videos of the workshops, reference materials for educators, participant lists for networking, and Outreach Dashboard metrics.

  • “Open Reading Lists @UCD: Phase One.”

Proposed by Susan Reilly, this project will offer a training and mobilisation workshop for librarians supporting a shift to OER, an awareness-raising campaign targeted at faculty and course coordinators, and a video tutorial on finding and assessing OER. The rapid shift to online and blended learning necessitated by COVID-19 demonstrated the need for more open and participatory engagement online and more sustainable access to diverse learning materials. This project aims to increase OER as a percentage of material on reading lists in University College Dublin, Ireland. 

  • “Offline OER to enhance K-12 math in Chile.”

Werner Westermann proposed this project to help deliver customized OER content, responsive and aligned to the official Chilean “prioritized” curriculum, a core group of learning outcomes for math, highlighted during school disruption during COVID-19. Ideally, this curriculum will be used to support learners using Kolibri, meeting the needs of learners with limited or no Internet connectivity during COVID-19 and beyond.

  • “Open Pathology Education Project.”

Netha Hussain proposed this project focused on curating and annotating pathology images from Wikimedia Commons. Drawing from India’s Calicut Medical College and Dr. Yale Rosen’s collections, this project will use Wikidata as a tool to organize and categorize images for medical students to use as educational resources. As Wikidata doesn’t yet have robust pathology related information, images and descriptions from Wikimedia Commons will be first linked with Wikidata, and then used for the Open Pathology Project. The final resource will serve medical students from around the world.

We are delighted to fund projects that range from work with off-line open math and developing OER for medical education to fueling additional work with sister communities such as Wikimedia. 

We also want to recognize our decision committee (listed alphabetically), members of the CC Open Education Platform who dedicated hours to application review—difficult job considering they read, scored, and deliberated over 20 amazing proposals from platform members.

  • Cindy Domaika
  • Geoff Cain
  • John Okewole
  • Jonathan Poritz
  • Mohammed Galib Hasan
  • Neil Butcher
  • Paola Corti
  • Paul West
  • Rachel Wexelbaum
  • Shanna Hollich

To our decision committee, platform colleagues who submitted inspiring proposals, and the fantastic CC Open Education Platform community—thank you! We look forward to seeing project results in December 2020, and we expect these projects to fuel more open education advancements in 2021 and beyond. 

Learn more about the CC Open Education Platform and how to get involved! 

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