June 7 Meeting: OA/OERs – when, if, and beneficial?

Our next SIG PIE meeting will be Friday, 7 June, 10am Pacific/ 11am Mountain/ 12pm Central/ 1pm Eastern. We will discuss PIE issues related to open access and open educational resources, which have broad implications for many disciplines and sectors. Below are some of the prompts:

  • What is/ought to be the future OA/OERs, particularly in the face of “transformative agreements” and associated labour?
  • What are the implications for those seeking tenure/job security?
  • When would it make sense to pursue OA/OERs?
  • What are the implications for knowledge systems which have a right of self-determination, i.e., Indigenous and In-Group knowledge systems, vis-a-vis publishers/platforms? 

In addition, we are planning for the SIG session “What can I know? Where can I go? What can I be?” which has been accepted by the ALISE 2024 conference (Portland, Oregon). The 90-minute session will include two back-to-back panels co-sponsored by the Information Policy and Information Ethics SIGs. Drawing on Habermas’s concepts of ideal speech and public discourse, we will explore critical issues surrounding bodily sovereignty, speech, and intellectual freedom. The first panel on Information Ethics will delve into what is permissible in public and quasi-public spaces, focusing on the intersection of identity, embodiment, and professional ethics. The second panel on Information Policy will examine the impact of laws and policies on public speech and discourse, particularly in libraries and educational spaces. Together, these panels will provide theoretical and practical insights for educators preparing students to navigate and uphold the principles of free and open discourse in a pluralistic society.

Interested in being a panelist? Please contact any of the co-conveners.