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 yearâ€™s theme for Open Access Week is â€œopen for collaboration,â€ and that theme hits on whatâ€™s really exciting about open access. Open accessâ€”both in academia and beyondâ€”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. Itâ€™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? Itâ€™s unstable. You have to know this.
Source: The Internet’s Dark Ages