Announcing Student Video Contest: Removing Barriers to Free Exchange of Information

Posted June 22nd, 2007 by Ellen Duranceau

SPARC  (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) announced yesterday that they are hosting the first “SPARC Discovery Awards.”Â

Contestants are “asked to submit videos of two minutes or less that imaginatively show the benefits of bringing down barriers to the free exchange of information.”  Â

The contest was inspired by these words from George Bernard Shaw: “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”

More on: Contest details

More on: the benefits of open sharing of ideas and research

Or: contact copyright-lib@mit.edu.

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