Open Access: Generation Open
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From Librarians at Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Emory University, and the University of Georgia, this is “Open Access: Generation Open”. Open Access is a movement to make academic research available for public access without restriction, and usually without reuse restrictions. Academics publish research for the good of their career, for the good of their chosen discipline, and for the good of the public at large. But too often, the public is not in a position to access the research that their tax dollars helped to produce. Copyrights to research are signed over to the private companies and societies, and they sit behind paywalls online, inaccessible to many who have need for it. Open Access is a means to expand the reach of published research, to take it out from behind paywalls and into the hands of the public. It’s a concern that many academics are starting to take seriously. For the next hour, we’re going to hear from early career academics, and find out what open access means to them. Includes interviews with: Erin McKiernan, Nick Shockey, John Drake, Ted Dallas, Roxanne Moore, Julian Stirling, Tony Fast, and Carrie Freeman.