Knowledge without borders: the open access movement's impact on the flow of information

  • Title: Knowledge without borders: the open access movement's impact on the flow of information
    Author: Hall, Robyn; Mirau, Dan
    Year: 2015
    Keyword(s): open access, Internet
    Description: The Internet enables ideas, scholarship, and data to travel the world over. 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.
    Notes: Presented on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 for the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Travel at Concordia University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta.
    Peer Reviewed: No
    Type of Item: Workshop Materials
    Language: English

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