WEBCAST: Michael Carroll to Speaks on World Bank/SPARC Panel to Launch Open Access Week
October 22, 2012
Open Access Week, now in its sixth year, is a global event which promotes Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank co-sponsored the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012 in Washington, DC. The event featured a distinguished panel of speakers representing a broad range of stakeholders in the Open Access movement—researchers, students, policy makers, publishers and academics—who discussed why Open Access is an imperative to them and their work
The World Bank was recently named a SPARC Innovator for its implementation of a new open access policy, which included the launch of the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR). The World Bank opened its data to the public in 2010.
- Michael Carroll, Professor of Law, American University and founding Board Member, Creative Commons
- Matt Cooper, President, The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
- Maricel Kann, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland and member, PubMed Central National Advisory Committee, NIH.
- Carlos Rossel, Publisher, The World Bank
- Neil Thakur, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The 90-minute panel was moderated by Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC, with ample time for questions from audience members.