What are the drawbacks of traditional publication system? What is the Open Access publishing model? What are institutional repositories? How EU supports Open Access? These and other issues linked with sustainability, ethical and legal aspects of open access are explored in the lecture “Open Access ethic matters. Legal, national, and EU mandates” by Ibrahim Farah, Instructor of Library and Information Science and a Public Services Librarian at the University of Balamand libraries (Lebanon).
The course is the first of a set of distance training initiatives addressed to the educational community (teachers, researchers, students) and it has been realized, in collaboration with an international team of experts, with the aim of strengthening competencies in searching and retrieving quality academic documents.
Watch the video lecture (40 minutes)
The instructor: Ibrahim Farah is an Instructor of Library and Information Science and a Public Services Librarian at the University of Balamand libraries. He has a Master’s of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University in Detroit. Ibrahim is an experienced Lecturer in library science with a focus on public services, resource sharing, referencing, and copyright. Strong educational and professional experience in managing academic libraries. Ibrahim has been a member of the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Committee between 2012-2021, he worked on several projects in collaboration with the committee members that includes the RSCVD initiative and the Erasmus+ funded project HERMES.