Dear colleagues,

Take a break during Open Access Week and join the ACRL Open Research
<> and Digital Collections
<> Discussion Groups on Tuesday,
October 22nd from 11:00am-12:00pm Central for “Open Data Activism in Search
of Algorithmic Transparency: Algorithmic Awareness in Practice”.  Tying in
with this year’s OA Week theme of “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge
this online learning opportunity will begin with an introduction to
algorithms, touching on definitions, implications, and the link to digital
transparency initiatives followed by a chance for a simple, hands-on
experience with pseudocode (no previous coding knowledge required).
Presenters Jason Clark and Julian Kaptanian (Montana State University
Libraries)  will facilitate a discussion on programmer bias, the complexity
behind algorithmic decisions, and integrating the concept of algorithmic
awareness into teaching and advocacy.

This learning opportunity has grown in part out of the robust research
conducted by Clark and Kaptanian as a part of an IMLS grant and the
positive reception of a previous collaboration between the ACRL Open
Research and Digital Collections Discussion Groups, presented earlier in
2019. Recording available here
<>. We hope to
continue the learning here in this hands-on webinar that integrates
algorithmic awareness into teaching and advocacy.

Please register in advance
<> for
this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the meeting. A recording will be
available after the event for those who register. We hope you will join us
for this Open Access Week event!


Michelle Urberg and Ashley Sergiadis

DSS Digital Collections Co-Conveners