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Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice

OA week news & events @ MIT

Open Access Week is October 24-30, and this year’s theme is Open for Climate Justice: “Climate justice is an explicit acknowledgement that the climate crisis has far-reaching effects, and the impacts are ‘not be[ing] borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations,’ as the UN notes.” Learn more about climate justice in this explainer on MIT’s Climate Portal.

During OA week, head to the Libraries news site for stories on MIT’s Equitable Resilience Framework, new funds available for open access monographs, news on open from the MIT Press, and more.

Here are some goings-on in and around MIT related to OA and/or climate in the next week:

    • October 20, 5-7 pm, DEN (Dynamic Engagement Node), 3-108: Climate Change Meet-up. Four MIT groups with interests in climate change, climate justice, and sustainability will be available to chat at this open-house event. With refreshments!
    • October 25, 1-2 pm, online: Climate Justice Pub[Pub] Crawl. Hosted by the Knowledge Futures Group, the event will feature five-minute talks from several PubPub communities publishing on topics related to climate change and climate justice.
    • October 28, 2 pm, The Nexus, 14S-130 (Hayden Library): Open Data @ MIT. Come celebrate the winners of the inaugural MIT Prize for Open Data. The event will feature short talks from prize winners + a reception with refreshments. Register here.
    • Ongoing (starting next week): By and About MIT display in the Hayden Library with books by MIT authors, about MIT, and/or supported by the MIT Libraries that are open access online.