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Community over Commercialization: A Panel Discussion on Open Access and Knowledge Sharing Today

October 26, 2023 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Event poster with a green abstract background, and a QR code for registration.

The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week is “Community over Commercialization,” and so, in that spirit, the Pratt Institute Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning offer this panel discussion about how open access models of publishing and knowledge-sharing promote community building. Our panelists include Amy Ballmer of Pratt Institute Libraries, Shannon Mattern of UPenn, and Benjamin Tiven of Library Stack (which has just published Shannon’s newest OA essay “Reparative Redaction”).

The panel will discuss what open access means, why public scholarship is imperative at this moment and the benefits and challenges of the open access model. This panel discussion is intended for anyone working in academia and higher education, whether you’re interested in publishing through the open-access model, accessing materials published through the open-access model, or engaging with the philosophical and political stakes of knowledge production and knowledge sharing in the twenty-first century. This event celebrates both the launch of Shannon Mattern’s essay “Reparative Redaction” through Library Stack and International Open Access Week.

This event will be recorded.