Open For Whom?: Research Equity for Campus and Community

Biennial Open Access Conference at San Jose State University

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library, Room 225

October 21, 2019. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The widening gap between research output in the Global North and South is arguably an extension of historical structural power when colonial capitals were centers of knowledge production and poorer colonized countries were providers of data. In recent times, the escalating costs of subscription-based scholarly communication and copyright barriers have deepened the crisis because scholars in the Global South often can’t afford access to expensive journals that publish the most cutting edge research by the best scholars in the Global North. Moreover, APCs or article processing charges required for Open Access publishing pose a monetary challenge owing to currency conversion rates. So, scholars in the Global South are limited and sometimes excluded from research and scholarly communications.

For whom is the research made accessible? How is the research made accessible? What should scholars do? Why should they do it? How will scholars find Open Access research? How can librarians work with scholars both in the Global South and North?


8:00 - 9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:20 AM: Welcome and Library Dean’s Address

9:30 - 10:15 AM: Open Access and Faculty Research: A Keynote Panel

                          Dr. Lili Luo, Professor, School of Information, SJSU

                          Dr. Luis Poza, Assistant Professor, College of Education, SJSU

                          Dr. Karthika Sasikumar, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, SJSU

                          Rice Majors, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, UC Davis 

10:15 -10:30 AM: Break

10:30 - 11:15 AM: Open Access: An International Perspective From The Middle Ground

                           Bob Schatz, Director of North American Sales, Knowledge Unlatched

11:20 AM - 12:00 Noon: Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future: A CFP

                           Charlotte Roh, University of San Francisco (Zoom)

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 - 2:00  PM: “A Critique of “Information Philanthropy” and Its Parallels in Open Access Publishing”    Melissa Seelye, San Francisco State University

                         “Institutional Repository Censorship and Trans Health Education in a Catholic Hospital System” Daina Dickman, CSU-Sacramento

2:10 - 3:30 PM: Case Studies: 

                         “Open Access Publishing Fund at TAMU-CC” Alexa Hight, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

                         “Does the “O” in OER still stand for open?” Adriana Poo and Christa Bailey, SJSU

                          “CCC/CSU Collaborative for OER Student Advocacy Development” Ryan Erickson-Kulas, the Michelson 20MM Foundation and Jenifer Vang, SJSU

3:30 - 3:40 PM: Break

3:40 - 4:25 PM: “Digital Publishing + Digital Pedagogy” Katherine D. Harris, SJSU

                       “Open Access and Information Literacy: A Discussion” Rita Premo, Sonoma State University

4:25 -4:45 pm: Wrap-up and Thank You note


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Browse the contents of Open Access Conference:

Open Access Conference 2019: Open For Whom?: Research Equity for Campus and Community
Open Access Conference 2017: (Re)Placing Open: Assessing the Current OA Landscape
Open Access Conference 2015: Learning from Experience
2013 Open Access Un/Conference: Promote, Impact, Access