As part of our celebration of International Open Access Week, the Brown University Library is pleased to welcome Nick Shockey, who will deliver a talk entitled, “Raising the Impact of Research and Education through Openness,” on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab. A question and answer session and reception will follow the talk, which is free and open to the public.
Technology has revolutionized the way we create and share knowledge, opening up pathways to advance and democratize research and education that are just beginning to be realized. New models that fully harness this potential are developing, from Open Access, which ensures the free, immediate online availability of research articles with full reuse rights, to Open Educational Resources, which make textbooks and other materials free for anyone to use, tailor, and share. Nick will discuss how openness can accelerate scholarship, benefit researchers, and improve education—including specific recommendations for how members of the campus community can get involved.
Nick is the Director of Programs & Engagement for SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and founding Director of the Right to Research Coalition, an international alliance of student organizations that promote Open Access to the results of research through advocacy and education.
Since its launch in 2009, the Right to Research Coalition has grown to include more than 75 member student organizations, which collectively represent nearly 7 million students in over 100 countries around the world. In 2014, Nick led the launch of OpenCon, a new conference series that brings together leading students and early career advocates from around the world to advance the issues of Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab, Rockefeller Library, 10 Prospect Street, Providence