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Open Access Week 2020: Awareness of Open Access in Bangladesh

The School of Business, Bangladesh Open University is hosting an event on the Open Access Week (October 19-25) on its Foundation Day (21st October 2020).  The event will be arranged in collaboration and partnership with The Librarian Times, Creative Commons Bangladesh Chapter, and Centre for Open Knowledge to deliver an informative and exciting discussion session on all things Open Access.

The panel members will discuss the current challenges of open access, benefits of open access, OER, open textbook, open license, copyrights law, open access policy in Bangladesh, Plan S and most recent activities of open access worldwide.

The panellist for the discussion session are:

Prof. Mostafa Azad Kamal, Dean, School of Business, Bangladesh Open University

Mr Munir Hasan, Head, Youth Program, Prothom Alo and General Secretary, Bangladesh Open Source Network (BdOSN)

Dr Susmita Das, Centre for Open Knowledge and Ambassadors, cOAlition S & Plan S

Prodip Roy AALIA (DCP), Editor in Chief, The Librarian Times, CCGN, Australia

The event will be moderated by M. M. Shoeb (Deputy Director), North South University Central Library.

This session will be of interest to academics, students, researchers, librarians wanting to understand the current situation of open access in Bangladesh and worldwide.

The theme for this year’s International Open Access Week, to be held October 19-25, will be “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” Getting access to high quality and free information and what you can do to address inequality in your fields of expertise has never been a more critical time than now.

Register now to attend the panel discussion here.

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