Submissions:2016/Source Needed: Wikipedia and the Open Access Movement

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Title
Source Needed: Wikipedia and the Open Access Movement
Theme
advocacy & outreach, community
Academic Peer Review option
N
Type of submission
presentation
Author
Megan Wacha
E-mail address
megan.wacha@gmail.com
Username
Megs
Affiliation
City University of New York (CUNY), Wikimedia NYC
Abstract
Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access not just to the sum of all human knowledge, but to its parts as well. Over the course of the last year, commercial publishers have strengthened their monopoly on the knowledge economy. But what steps can the Wikipedia community take to change this system? This presentation will address the relationship between Wikipedia and the open access movement, as well as detail recent developments in the infrastructure of scholarly publishing and its implication for Wikipedia and Wikipedians, particularly as it relates to the gender gap and other efforts to increase the representation of marginalized peoples.
Length of presentation
25-30 mins (this includes time for discussion)
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Preferred room size
25
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