The Labor of Open

by Danielle CooperLeslie ChanEmily DrabinskiLisa Janicke HinchliffeJojo KarlinEla Przybylo

The Labor of Open is a zine project undertaken at the 2019 Triangle Scholarly Communications Institute to examine the labor of scholar-led independent open access publishing as an equity issue in scholarly communications. The goal of our work is to make scholarly communications more equitable by advocating for spaces where scholar-led approaches can flourish within a larger structural system. We invite others to join us by sharing this zine and its message far and wide.

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drawings by Jojo Karlin

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