Sci-Hub: Road to Open Access or Road to Ruin?
Date: October 25, 2016
Times: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Student Union Memorial Center, Ventana Room
Contact: Dan Lee
Sci-Hub is an online resource from Kazakhstan with over 50 million academic articles freely available for anyone to download that handles over 200,000 requests per day. Critics assert this resource is largely based on pirated content that is illegally acquired without payments to publishers. Proponents argue that Sci-Hub serves a common good by providing access to content for those without the economic means to purchase it. Our panel will open with brief comments introducing various aspects of Sci-Hub and its impact, leading to a broad conversation among attendees.
Kathryn Conrad, Director, University of Arizona Press
Jeff Turman, Applications Analyst/Developer Senior, University of Arizona Libraries
Dan Lee, Director, Office of Copyright Management & Scholarly Communication
Celebrate Open Access Week
Our Open Access Week events will address issues of how to make one’s scholarship more actionable. They are free to attend, and refreshments will be served.
The goal of every scholar is to create new knowledge that will positively impact the world. But that impact can be muted if access is constrained or if research results can’t be replicated. On the occasion of International Open Access Week, members of our academic community are providing opportunities to explore these issues. Established by SPARC and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access Week is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research—to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives.