OA Week: Screening and Discussion of The Internet’s Own Boy at BMCC on Friday, October 24th 3-5PM

In honor of Open Access Week, the LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable invites you to a screening and discussion of The Internet’s Own Boy.

This documentary examines the life and contribution of internet and information activist Aaron Swartz. Swartz penned the Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto in 2008, two years after he freed the Library of Congress’s bibliographic data by posting it on OpenLibrary (LoC charges for access to this data) and the same year he liberated public court documents from expensive fee-based access through PACER. Come honor the life of Swartz and discuss ways that his work might be built upon and continued by those of us in the library and higher education communities.

Location: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Rm N780
Date and Time: Friday October 24th 3-5PM

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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