Call for papers: Special Issue on the Role of Scholarly Communication in a Democratic Society

Guest edited by Yasmeen Shorish (James Madison University), this special issue of JLSC will explore the ways in which an open system of scholarly communication is essential for a democratic society, and the current systems and practices in place that may undermine this goal. Submissions are due by November 1st.

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Open Con 2017 in Berlin, Germany

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OpenCon is more than a conference. It’s a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data…

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Open Repositories 2018 in Bozeman, Montana

The annual Open Repositories Conference brings together users and developers of open digital repository platforms from higher education, government, galleries, libraries, archives and museums. The Conference provides an interactive forum for delegates from around the world to come together and explore the global challenges and opportunities facing libraries and the broader scholarly information landscape.

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