Why do we need open access? How can we use it? Is it better for the sciences or the humanities? What is the relation between Copyright and Creative Commons?
Open Business Talk, School of Business, Bangladesh Open University, and The Librarian Times are going to jointly arrange a Q & A session to celebrate Open Access 2021. This year’s theme intentionally aligns with the recently released UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, of which Open Access is a crucial component. Circulated in draft form following discussion by representatives of UNESCO’s 193 member countries, the Recommendation powerfully articulates and centres the importance of equity in pursuing a future for the scholarship open by default.
The event is arranged based on the theme of 2021 Open Access Week. The Librarian Times Editor in Chief Prodip Roy will host this session.
The speaker, Prof. Mostafa Azad Kamal works at Bangladesh Open University as the Treasurer. He is a Professor in International and Development Economics. He has been engaged in open and distance learning for the last 22 years. He has been a member of the International Academic Board for Commonwealth Executive MBA and MPA programs, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada. He has also been a consultant of Commonwealth of Learning for TEL, ODL, and OER. Professor Mostafa is a Creative Commons (CC) Certified trainer on OER and Open Licences. He is also a Creative Commons Fellow for Open leadership.
Professor Mostafa is the Country Representative for Creative Commons Bangladesh Chapter and a member of the 15-member central Membership Committee of Creative Commons, USA. He is the President of the Centre for Open Knowledge (COK), Bangladesh. Professor Mostafa got experience coordinating, supporting and evaluating several international and national projects relating to eLearning, OER, ODL and quality assurance in higher education.