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Money, Power, and Publishing

By skennedy on October 15, 2019 10:52 AM | Permalink

Did you know that access to research is often only available to those who have an employer or educational institution footing the (very expensive) bill? Information privilege affects those who need scholarly information to learn about health conditions, advocate for themselves, or improve their communities, but don't happen to work for or attend a university. What are the implications of only granting students and professors access to publicly-funded academic research?

UNLV researchers, students, and instructors are invited to participate in a conversation, "Money, Power, and Publishing," on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 1-2 p.m. in the Amargosa Room at Lied Library. The event will raise awareness of how academic work circulates online and the steps we can take to ensure our own work is accessible for everyday people around the globe. 

This event is being offered as part of the University Libraries celebration of International Open Access Week, an annual global event that provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and others in the research community to learn about the benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues and peers, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. This year's theme is "Open for whom? Equity in Open Knowledge" which aligns closely with the topic of this event on information privilege.

Presenters: Chelsea Heinbach and Priscilla Finley

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To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Lonnie Marshall at or 702-895-4517.