On Access, Impact, and the Many Unexpected Rewards of Open Scholarship | August 4th, 2021 | Rajiv Jhangiani
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"On Access, Impact, and the Many Unexpected Rewards of Open Scholarship
Rajiv Jhangiani / By Oberlin Group Libraries
August 4th, 2021 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST) via Zoom
Hosted by Hilary Baribeau, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Colby College
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Scholarship in higher education is rife with almost comical paradoxes. Consider scholarly publishing: an author willingly gifts their publicly-funded research to private corporations. Then, institutions have to hand over even more public funding so that they can access the very research they produced. Or consider how science incentivizes trading off unsexy but cumulative research for flashy but non-reproducible findings, implicitly encouraging questionable research practices like p-hacking and withholding disconfirming data. Despite university strategic plans concerning access and impact, every new generation of scholars learns that prestige is often associated with communicating in the least accessible style through the least accessible channels...."