The Penn State University Libraries present an online talk by Natalia Norori, a global health and open access expert, in celebration of Open Access Week. Norori will speak on the topic, "Opening Knowledge Equitably in an Inequitable System." In order to open knowledge equitably, open research should enable people from all backgrounds to learn about and contribute to topics important to them and their communities. However, this is not always the case. In this talk, we will reflect on the challenges faced by early career researchers who are traditionally excluded from research, including cultural, ideological, and practical barriers. Open research could play a crucial role in building structural equity, but to do so, it should put the needs of marginalized communities and minority groups at its core. This space will provide an opportunity to discuss how opening research inclusively can help build better research practices, and move us towards a fair and equitable system.
This event is open to the Penn State community and the public. Participants should register for the event on Zoom.