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The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training.
Thursday, August 3 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
WT10 - Walking the Line Between Advocacy and Activism in Scholarly Communication LIMITED

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This course will explore the similarities and differences between advocacy and activism in scholarly communication. Both are necessary facets of the changing norms of scholarly publishing, and both roles can be filled by various stakeholders in the scholarly communication ecosystem. The course is aimed at anyone who has a solid understanding of the issues at stake and is ready to engage more deeply with the evolution of academic publishing.

The instructors will present examples within a framework for understanding common methods of both advocacy and activism, including:

  • Introduction to the theory and practice of grassroots activism.

  • Training on communication and messaging strategies.

  • Resources and tool kits.

Participants will discuss techniques and tactics for advancing an “open” agenda in their sphere of influence. The course will close with drafting a plan of action for increasing engagement with scholarly communication topics, issues, and conversations. Participants will receive tool kits for advocacy and activism to incorporate into their daily professional lives. The course will prepare them to implement a plan of action for their institution and community.

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Intended audience: Early career librarians and researchers, and anyone who identifies as an advocate of scholarly communication or open access.


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Chealsye Bowley

Ubiquity Press


Thursday August 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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