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Elon Musk is Ruining My Research: The compounding impact of change in corporate resources for research Online

Geneva Henry, Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation & Vice Provost for Libraries and Information Technology at George Washington University, “Does vendor cost bias research data collection?”

Venu Govindaraju, UB Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Presentation title TBA

               Lourdes Vera, Assistant Professor, Department of Environment & Sustainability, “How a Twitter API Paywall Limits Researchers’ Understanding of Critical Social Movements”

Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, UB Vice Provost for University Libraries. Moderator.

A discussion of the impact of corporate policies on academic research, and how universities engage with corporate partners when the values of the university and the corporation do not align. This discussion is prompted immediately by the Twitter decision to erect an impossibly expensive paywall, in effect preventing use of its data, but the implications for data accessibility and bias go beyond this single corporation. See the recent Wired announcement by Twitter/Musk about the planned outrageous cost, in which UB’s Assistant Professor in CSE, Kenny Joseph, is quoted. Please note that this discussion will have both in-person and online options.

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Monday, April 10, 2023
10:00am - 11:30am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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