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Tuesday, September 21 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Is the ‘Rich-Club’ Effect Impoverishing Our Open Communities?

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‘Rich-club’ behavior describes the phenomenon where contributors with a high number of collaborations are likely to cooperate with other well-connected individuals. This phenomenon has been prevalent in academia for decades, and recent research shows a similar trend emerging in the open knowledge community. We would like to engage in the co-discovery and unpacking of barriers and continue to support and grow an inclusive international community of open knowledge advocates, developers, and stakeholders interested in understanding and mitigating the effects of the ‘rich-club’ phenomenon.

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Max Mahmoud Wardeh

Founder, Open Knowledge Connective
Interested in finding ways to get people in different areas of open culture (education, software, hardware, media, archives) to collaborate and grow the movement.In the process of building the Open Knowledge Collaborative (www.okcollab.org) to help connect people with projects that... Read More →
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Sarah Hutton

Interim Dean, University Libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst
I'm a librarian and doctoral candidate whose research focuses on open education and open educational practices (OEP). Member of the CC Global Network, GO-GN, and OE4BW collaborator. Also an artist and parent to human munchkins and fur babies.

Tuesday September 21, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm UTC