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Workshops & seminars

Open for Community

Across Platform Demos and Conversations

Date & time
Friday, October 27, 2023
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


The Library


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Want to learn more about how academic communities can push back against paywalled knowledge in various genres, including books, journals, research-creation materials, datasets, software, dissertations, and more? Want to learn more about how the right to share and access data, information, and knowledge equitably can benefit our research and educational environments? What does cross-platform use mean or look like for innovation in higher education?

This event offers a series of show-and-tell demonstrations of Concordia-led innovation and work-in-progress on community-driven open initiatives, followed by a lively discussion. Participants will have the chance to explore a range of open genres and platforms (i.e.: Manifold for book publishing, Pressbooks for open textbooks, Spectrum for open-access articles and more, Dataverse for data, blogs, and more). We will look at open scholarship and educational content alongside the potential for cross-platform use to reach multiple audiences.

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

Have questions? Send them to or through the library at

Demos and presentations by:

Research Creation

Pippin Bar, Design and Computational Arts

Kathleen Vaughan, Art Education 

Open Data

Faisal Shennib, Individualized Program, Facilities Management

Elizabeth Bloodgood, Political Science

Open Education

Cristina Sanza and Andrea Hunter, Journalism 

Ariel Harlap, Centre of Teaching and Learning

Open Publishing and Library Support

Saelan Twerdy, Concordia University Press

Rachel Harris, Concordia University Library 

Moderated By

Ryan Van Huijstee, Concordia University Press

Event coordinated by Rachel Harris

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