Community calls for people interested in learning, educating and advocating for Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. Join us once a month for calls to leave you better connected to the global community advocating for these causes with new knowledge, ideas and enthusiasm.
Last month, SPARC released a new analysis of Elsevier’s ScienceDirect documenting a variety of data privacy practices that directly conflict with library privacy standards. By analyzing the privacy practices of the world’s largest publisher, the report describes how user tracking that would be unthinkable in a physical library setting now happens routinely through publisher platforms. On December 12th at 12pm ET / 9am PT, the next OpenCon Librarian Community Call will feature a discussion with Becky Yoose, the lead author of the report, who will provide an overview of this new analysis and actions librarians can begin to take to protect users. Leaders from SPARC’s Privacy & Surveillance Community of Practice will also join the call to discuss forthcoming resources and how libraries can be more involved in this work.
Registration is now required for OpenCon Librarian Community Calls. You can register for the December call here, and as a reminder, OpenCon Librarian Community Calls are limited to those working in libraries.
Agenda and Notes
You can find all the proposed agendas and notes from the Librarian community calls in one place, right here.
Community Calls are not recorded to support a safer environment for open and honest discussion. However, notes are taken.
What to expect
Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of it! No doubt there will be a lot of this too.