As women and gender studies students emerge as citizens of the world, how can we educate them on scholarly communication issues? What role, if any, does gender play in successful scholarly publishing? How is open access publishing affecting global access to scholarship on gender? How do students’ lives on the Web influence their understanding of copyright?

Women and gender studies students need to understand the economics and legal aspects of scholarship, both as consumers and content creators. They need to be able to thoughtfully discuss who owns information, who controls it and who has access to it. Students also need to understand recent research and discussions about the “gender gap” in scholarly publishing. The poster will examine the above questions and issues and offer examples and ideas of how librarians can effectively teach and lead discussions about scholarly publishing, copyright and open access information.

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