A Symposium on “Open Science beyond Open Access: Accessible, Global and Democratic Knowledge” in São Paulo, Brazil

This write-up is by Adriana Cybele Ferrari, Brazil

Always present in the perspective of librarians, teachers and researchers, Open Access to knowledge has been and continues to be a working premise. In recent decades, this view has gathered more and more defenders, including scientists. Science itself has increasingly been considered a public good, which must be within the reach of society and count on its participation. At this moment full of innovations, changes, questions and initiatives that lead to the opening of Science beyond Open Access, the Symposium “Open Science beyond Open Access: accessible, global and democratic knowledge” was held on October 24th and 25th, 2023 at the USP Faculty of Medicine. The event was part of the celebrations of the XXVI Book and Library Week at the University of São Paulo (USP) and International Open Access Week 2023 Organized and promoted by the Postgraduate Program in Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine (FMUSP), Library of the Faculty of Medicine (FMUSP) and  the Libraries and Digital Collections Agency (ABCD-USP) and with the support of the Dean of Research and Innovation at USP (PRPIUSP), the event was attended by experts, teachers, librarians, researchers and students. The Symposium was a very relevant initiative in providing the exchange of knowledge and real experiences, strengthening the importance of academic and library partnerships in guiding and promoting good practices related to Open Science and Open Access in universities. It was attended by librarians, library teams, professors and postgraduate students from USP. The recordings and materials presented are available at https://www.abcd.usp.br/noticias/slides-do-simposio-ciencia-aberta/  (in Portuguese).

Photo: Guest speakers and team from the Organizing Committee, including the Executive Coordinator of ABCD/USP and Adriana Cybele Ferrari, member of the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Committee.