This paper aims to give an overview of OpenCon 2014, organized by the Right to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and an organizing committee of students and early career researchers from around the world that took place between the 14th and 17th of November 2014 in Washington DC.
A narrative approach was used to describe events.
OpenCon 2014 is an exciting new conference that targets early career librarians and researchers who are involved with and/or interested in aspects of the open-access movement. It is attempting to galvanize the upcoming generation of scholars to demand more of traditional publishing models by bringing together a selective group that spans diverse interests and experience levels.
This report outlines the author's takeaways and opinions concerning the events of the conference, as well as identifies some of the themes and issues that were relevant to librarians in research institutions.
Gallagher, M. (2015), "OpenCon2014 in Washington DC, November 2014. Early Career Researchers and Open Access Advocacy", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 14-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-01-2015-0005Download as .RIS
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