This year’s theme for Open Access Week (Oct 23 – 29, 2023) is an invitation to collaborate, as individuals and institutions around the world are asked to examine current approaches to open scholarship and discuss what is working, and what need to be revised, revived or replaced. Open access can pave the way for more equitable knowledge sharing, but is it succeeding?
Over the last several months, UBC Library and UBC Okanagan Library have engaged in open educational resource (OER) projects that focus specifically on Indigenous topics, in collaboration with UBCV and UBCO faculty, other post-secondary institutions, and OER partners. Through these projects, the library has helped publish open texts that seek to decolonize and indigenize course curricula, explore Indigenous perspectives on the open education movement, and found opportunities to share this work and more with the wider open access community.
Visit the UBC Library website to read about the initiatives underway.
Through Strategy 9: Knowledge Exchange, UBC is exploring ways of communicating knowledge so that it is accessible to a range of communities, from citizens to decision-makers.