From scientific research to lawmaking, open access enables participation Open access is the practice of making research available online, for free, ideally under licenses that permit widespread dissemination. This year’s theme for Open Access Week is “open for collaboration,” and that theme hits on what’s really exciting about open access. Open access—both in academia and beyond—enables a kind of collaboration that can scale very quickly.
Source: Wikipedia’s Hostility to Women
On October 13th 2015, CMJ Director Malkia Cyril gave a keynote address at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference.
It was a passionate appeal about the need for “a new civil rights act for the era of big data.”
The web, as it appears at any one moment, is a phantasmagoria. It’s not a place in any reliable sense of the word. It is not a repository. It is not a library. It is a constantly changing patchwork of perpetual nowness.
You can’t count on the web, okay? It’s unstable. You have to know this.
Source: The Internet’s Dark Ages