[MDL] FW: Open Access and Video: Upcoming Webinar

Maryland Digital Library mdl at lyrasis.org
Tue Sep 3 09:21:32 EDT 2019

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Open Access and Video: Upcoming Webinar

While librarians and scholars alike are familiar with the increasing importance and prevalence of Open Access (OA) in the scholarly communication ecosystem, we tend to think of OA in terms of text publishing, such as e-journals and e-books. One initiative, Latest Thinking<https://lt.org/> (LT), is taking OA a step further, into freely accessible videos. LT is an independent OA video platform that provides summaries of research from all academic fields; these videos are abstracts of peer-reviewed academic publications, brought to viewers by the authors in person and embedded in a unique video player which navigates viewers through the scholar's flow of ideas. Through LT, viewers are able to freely access high quality research and hear directly from the authors, and scholars are able to share their findings with the public and boost outreach for their research.

LT is working with Knowledge Unlatched<http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/> (KU) to help fund its initiative; KU works with a variety of partners<http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/ku-partners/> to help promote and fund OA projects of many types.

On Thursday, September 5, 2019 at noon eastern, KU and LT are co-hosting a short webinar to discuss the role of video in scholarly communications and cutting-edge research.

Pajam Sobhani from Latest Thinking will present LT's experiences from working with researchers worldwide who use the medium of video to summarize their current research findings. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and also learn about the options to support the initiative. The webinar will be recorded and is expected to last no more than 45 minutes.

Register for the webinar at this link<https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZCkI9mzLR62HBNIOSVRMbg>.

Thank you,

LYRASIS Content and Scholarly Communications Team


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