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IDEA Council Brown Bag Discussion: Access to Knowledge

October’s IDEA Council Brown Bag discussion features the accessibility—and lack thereof—of knowledge. In celebration of Open Access Week, Anne Gilliland and Lynnee Argabright from the University Libraries Scholarly Communications Office center the conversation around the divergence between availability and accessibility, and question why communities that should be involved in research are not. These issues suggest an imperfection in various methods of research dissemination, such as “Subscription,” “Open Access,” and even public information. This event is open to all.

About the Scholarly Communications Office

University Libraries Scholarly Communications Office serves to support all the ways that scholars share research and knowledge. The office provides consultations and workshops about copyright and scholarly publishing to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students, and leads advocacy efforts on campus for author rights awareness. For more information, please visit https://library.unc.edu/scholarly-communications/.

About IDEA Council

University Libraries Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Council is invested in building a welcoming and equitable environment for all library employees and library users. Embracing values of social justice and anti-oppression, the council works to propose library-wide goals and recommendations, trainings and programs, and collaborations with other related organizations on campus. For more information about IDEA Council, or for recommended resources, please visit https://library.unc.edu/idea/.

Learn more about UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2019 Open Access Week. With questions, contact Anne Gilliland, agilliland@unc.edu.

If you have any accessibility needs, please send notice of the request to lynnee@live.unc.edu by October 10, 2019.


Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 214
Davis Library
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