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Friday, May 6 • 14:45 - 15:15
Innovative Display Design LIMITED

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Open Access is often discussed in relation to developing countries or within the scope of individual disciplines. However, inequality in distribution of quality information in academia has become more visible even in North America. Larger universities can subscribe to more databases than smaller universities: larger universities can offer more resources than smaller universities. Is this bad or good? To consistently raise awareness of information inequality, participating in Open Access Week is vial; however, it can be challenging for libraries to promote OA Week in a creative and fresh manner every year. The session offers how to use the idea of installation (visual arts) where the viewers become a part of artwork to effectively connect the library’s message with its patrons. Because we incorporated an idea of site-specific art, Open Access displays at Cape Breton University during OA Week 2015 could be the largest around the world. Over eighty-percent of full-time library staff helped my initiative to check the actual cost of 899 citations listed on 21 scholarly articles by our faculty member, add the price tag on each of 899 articles, and installed them in a large learning space. Using techniques of visual arts allows us to include multiple meanings.

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Yayo Umetsubo

Yayo Umetsubo, BA (Hons), MA, MLIS, has a year of studio art experience from City & Guilds London Art School in London, the United Kingdom. Before she decided to become a librarian, she focused on gaining experience to become an art museum curator. For example, she has worked for... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 14:45 - 15:15
Charleswood B

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