Public Talk: Open access in the age of surveillance technology

October 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, 3rd Floor
3800 Finnerty Road Victoria
BC V8P 5C2

Open access in the age of surveillance technology: Fighting for ground in the public imagination.

Does the influence of surveillance technology in our academic and everyday information practices have any bearing on the open access movement? How might the open access movement fruitfully respond to these issues in ways that deepen its purpose while further serving the academic community and the broader public? In this talk, Dr. Glass will show how the growing dominance of surveillance technology, or technology whose business models are based on monitoring and controlling of user behavior, threatens to exploit and undermine the goals and existing achievements of the open access movement.

Dr. Erin Glass is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at UC San Diego, where she facilitates the Digital Humanities Research Group. Her work focuses on using digital tools and social practices to make education and knowledge production more democratic, collaborative, and publicly engaged.

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Sponsored by The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab and UVic Libraries