Welch Medical Library, the Sheridan Libraries, and the Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World are co-hosting a series of discussions, workshops, and other events during international Open Access Week, Oct. 22 - 26, 2018
Welch Medical Library Director, Anne Seymour, will join several other speakers who will talk about access to academic research and more. Anne joins the panelists scheduled to speak on Monday.
Panel Information for Monday, October 22 (12-1:20 pm):
Open Access and Health Equity
Panel presentation and light lunch at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Feinstone Hall (E2030)
Panelists: Heather Joseph (SPARC), Joe McArthur (Open Access Button), Anne Seymour (Welch Medical Library)
This panel will discuss the barriers to accessing knowledge, including journal articles, at academic and healthcare institutions here and abroad. Timed with the recent adoption of the University’s Open Access Policy, the panelists will make the connection between sharing knowledge through open access and improving health equity for society.
Panel highlights include:
- The importance of open access to patients and academic research and education materials, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
- How open access can work for faculty, including junior faculty, the misaligned incentives of academic promotion, and the move away from journal-level scientific impact factor as a way of assessing quality; and
- How open tools from the Open Access button to Unpaywall might help us advance open access efforts.
Panel Information for Friday, October 26 (12-1:20 pm):
From Open Access to Open Science – Opportunities for Health Equity
Panel presentation and light lunch at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Wilmer 107/ Patz Lecture Hall
Panelists: Phillip Phan (JHU), Christa Hasenkopf (JHU), Bob Bollinger (JHU), and Carol Mimura (UC Berkeley)
Timed with the recent adoption of the University’s Open Access Policy, the panelists will discuss how sharing knowledge through open access and open science can help advance health equity.
Panel highlights include:
- Policy and economic challenges in bringing technologies, particularly low-cost ones, to market in low- and middle-income countries;
- How open science might contribute importantly to innovation that advances health equity, both here and abroad;
- How open data and perhaps citizen science might work, both strengths and limitations of such an approach; and
- How an open science framework can help ensure sustainable scale-up and affordable access to technologies for populations in need.
Dates, times, and event information for the other days of the Open Access week can be found on the Office of the Provost website. Please consider joining us for any of the events.
For questions, contact Welch Library's Caitlin Carter, Scholarly Communication and Open Access Policy Fellow.