June 30, 2021 | 16.00 UTC; 12-1pm ET | Online
You’re invited to a conversation on the accountability and oversight of open infrastructure.
Last summer, we began a research effort to look at collective opportunities to support the open technologies, systems, and people that enable the flow of knowledge and scholarship. This project, Future of Open Scholarship, brought together over 120 institutional leaders, infrastructure providers, library consortia, and advocates for open scholarship. This research effort provided a unique opportunity to work with decision makers navigating a system under extreme duress instigated by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Over the next few months, IOI will be sharing and building on this work through a series of community conversations. These webinars will explore some of the key findings uncovered in this project as well as discuss the path forward, exploring topics including technical resilience, funding models and investment needs, staffing and maintenance, as well as accountability.
Join us on June 30th for our third conversation titled Ensuring Accountability and Oversight in Open Infrastructure. We’ll hear from experts in the field on how they are working to ensure accountability and oversight of data, technology, and infrastructure in academia, research, and beyond. The conversation will also create space to reflect on the Clarivate Analytics announcement as well as discuss IOI’s call for community participation in response efforts.
We’ll be joined by:
- Sarah Lamdan, Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law
- Gabrielle Rejouis, Senior Policy Manager, Color of Change
- Shea Swauger, Researcher Support Services, Head, University of Colorado Denver
- Deepra (Dee) Yusuf, Consultant, Karp Strategies
The conversation will be moderated by Vanessa Wrenn Rhinesmith, Executive Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry.
Here are some optional readings related to the conversation:
- Media and data firm Thomson Reuters faces pressure to ditch Ice contracts, The Guardian (June 2021)
- Software that monitors students during tests perpetuates inequality and violates their privacy, MIT Technology Review, by Shea Swauger (August 2020)
- Librarianship at the Crossroads of Ice Surveillance, by Sarah Lamdan (November 2019)
- When Westlaw Fuels Ice Surveillance: Ethics in the Era of Big Data Policing, CUNY School of Law, by Sarah Lamdan (July 2019)
- IOI's call to action on the recent Clarivate/Proquest acquisition
Registration is free and required. Sessions will be recorded.
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