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Celebrate International Open Access Week with SPARC and the World Bank Group

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    Madeline Cohen
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    Please excuse cross-posting:

    The World Bank Group and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) invite you to celebrate International Open Access Week 2017!

    This year’s theme for the 10th International Open Access Week is “Open in order to…”. It invites participants to fill in the blank with their own vision of Open Access (OA). “Open in order to…” also serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness itself and to focus on how open access can be used as an enabling strategy — whether for an individual discipline, an institution, or in a specific context; then to take action to realize these benefits.

    The World Bank is celebrating Open Access week with the theme “Open in order to end extreme poverty” – the World Bank’s mission and rationale behind its OA initiatives. Panelists from a variety of perspectives and organizations will share their thoughts on how OA activities contribute to their work and goals.

    Join the conversation online or in person on October 26, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT (18:00 GMT)

    Opening remarks from Denis Robitaille, World Bank Group CIO and VP, Information & Technology Solutions

    Panelists:
    • Thanos Giannakopoulos, Principal Librarian, United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library
    • Timothy Herzog, Data Scientist, The World Bank Group
    • Soazic Elise Wang Sonne, PhD research fellow, United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) in Maastricht, the Netherlands
    • Elisa Liberatori Prati (Panel Moderator), World Bank Group Chief Archivist
    • Nick Shockey (Audience Moderator), Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC

    JOIN ONLINE AT http://live.worldbank.org/open-access-week-2017. To add to your calendar, post questions for the panel, and receive reminders, please visit: http://live.worldbank.org/open-access-week-2017.

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