Research Forum with Robyn Hall and Dan MirauPosted on: Sep 29, 2015
Knowledge without borders: the open access movement's impact on the flow of information
Wednesday, October 21 – 12 to 1 p.m. – HA208
Presented by Robyn Hall and Dan Mirau
The Internet enables ideas, scholarship, and data to travel the world. However, all too often commercial interests put restrictive borders around this information thereby limiting students, scientists, patients, policy makers, and others from accessing the information they need. Drawing on the concept of disruptive innovation, this session will explore online tools and strategies that supporters of the open access movement are using to tell the stories of these unmet information needs from around the world, while also highlighting recent, groundbreaking initiatives working to dismantle commercial barriers and allow scholarly information to flow more freely online.