Why Do We Need ‘Open’, Anyway?

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Authors
Hughes, David
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Date
2024
Publisher
Academic and Special Libraries
Subject
Open Scholarship , Open Access , Digital Rights Management
Abstract
Open scholarship is becoming embedded in librarianship and contributes greatly to improving access to knowledge, but perhaps it’s worthwhile reminding ourselves why there’s a need for “open” in the first place. This talk will look at trends and developments – such as Digital Rights Management and Generative AI – that pose a possible threat to how libraries provide access to knowledge and how moving to fairer access models may mitigate these threats.
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Keynote presentation made at the A&SL Conference 2024.
Citation
Hughes, D. (2024) ‘Why Do We Need “Open”, Anyway?’, in Fair for All: Equitable and Universal Access to Information. Dublin: Academic and Special Libraries.
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