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?


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Monday, October 21st
8:00 AM -
9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

San Jose State University

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM -
9:20 AM

Welcome and Library Dean’s Address

Tracy Elliott, San Jose State University

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

9:30 AM -
10:15 AM

Open Access and Faculty Research: A Keynote Panel

Lili Luo, San Jose State University
Luis Poza, San Jose State University
Karthika Sasikumar, San Jose State University
Rice Majors, University of California, Davis

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM -
10:30 AM


San Jose State University

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM -
11:15 AM

Open Access: An International Perspective From The Middle Ground

Bob Schatz, Knowledge Unlatched

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

12:00 PM -
11:20 AM

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future: A CFP

Charlotte Roh, University of San Francisco

12:00 PM - 11:20 AM

12:00 PM -
1:00 PM


San Jose State University

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM -
2:00 PM

A Critique of “Information Philanthropy” and Its Parallels in Open Access Publishing

Melissa Seelye, San Francisco State University

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:10 PM -
3:30 PM

A CCC/CSU Collaborative for OER Student Advocacy Development

Ryan Erickson-Kulas, Michelson 20MM Foundation
Jenifer Vang, San Jose State University

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Does the “O” in OER still stand for open?

Adriana Poo, San Jose State University
Christa Bailey, San Jose State University

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Open Access Publishing Fund at TAMU-CC

Alexa Hight, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM -
3:40 PM


San Jose State University

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM

3:40 PM -
4:25 PM

Digital Publishing + Digital Pedagogy

Katherine D. Harris, San Jose State University

3:40 PM - 4:25 PM

Open Access and Information Literacy: A Roundtable Discussion

Rita Premo, Sonoma State University

3:40 PM - 4:25 PM

4:25 PM -
4:45 PM

Wrap-up and Thank You note

Mantra Roy, San Jose State University

4:25 PM - 4:45 PM