ACRL-SPARC Forum: What we learned about community alignment and equity for emerging scholarly infrastructure

Kristen Ratan, Leslie Chan, Ashley Farley, Heather Joseph


During ALA’s 2019 Midwinter Meeting hosted in Seattle, ACRL, in partnership with SPARC, hosted a panel exploring emerging models for supporting open scholarly infrastructure that places an emphasis on alignment with community values, considerations of equity, and why this is important.

Heather Joseph from SPARC moderated the forum, highlighting the work and perspective of the panelists: Kristen Ratan, cofounder of Collaborative Knowledge (Coko) Foundation; Leslie Chan, associate professor, University of Toronto-Scarborough Centre for Critical Development Studies; and Ashley Farley, associate officer of knowledge and research services, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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