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    jean amaral

    The announcement below has been posted to CULIBS. Feel free to share widely!

    OA Week Event: The Internet’s Own Boy (documentary)
    In honor of Open Access Week, the LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable invites you to a screening and discussion of The Internet’s Own Boy.

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    Borough of Manhattan Community College, Rm N780
    Snacks will be served.

    This documentary examines the life and contribution of internet and information activist Aaron Swartz. Swartz penned the Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto in 2008, two years after he freed the Library of Congress’s bibliographic data by posting it on OpenLibrary (LoC charges for access to this data) and the same year he liberated public court documents from expensive fee-based access through PACER (there are now Chrome and Firefox plugins called RECAP that provide a means for free downloading from the database). Come honor the life of Swartz and discuss ways that his work might be built upon and continued by those of us in the library and higher education communities.

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