In Support of Great, OPEN Access, Canadian Content !
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As a free magazine with no sales income, HAL must find other ways to exist. Libraries can support HAL with Membership and Open Access Subscription support.
Library support has allowed HAL to fulfill its mandate and publish Indigenous-led and dis/ability-led issues. As Shane Neilson, Co-Editor of issue twelve.2 says, “I approached several established print Canadian journals, inquiring if they would be interested in publishing a special issue on disability; but the journals … declined to make space for disabled writers in a dedicated, issue-wide way.” LIBRARY SUPPORT allowed HAL to publish that
issue and other issues that don’t fit the still narrow mold of contemporary publishing.
A Show of Support from Small Libraries
for Large Libraries, Library Systems, and Institutions
Annual OPEN ACCESS Library Membership/Subscription
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What “Open Access” means to us:
- HAL abdicates any position in the hierarchies of expertise and the commodification of knowledge.
- We like what Daniel Coleman says here: “ReTooling the Humanities (2011), identified ‘research’ as a distinctive product of an early twenty-first-century neoliberal regime of university organization that ‘privileges the culture of research capitalism’ (7)—that is, measurable metrics of productivity; extracted, commercialized knowledge; and the consequent, constant pursuit of external research dollars.” (Coleman, Daniel, and Smaro Kamboureli “Introduction to Canadian Research Capitalism: A Genealogy of Critical Moments.” Retooling the Humanities: The Culture of Research in Canadian Universities, edited by Coleman and Kamboureli, U of Alberta P, 2011, pp. 1–39.)
- We like: “the striking call made by the Tuscarora scholar Rick Hill for ‘knowledge demobilization’: a corrective to many non-Indigenous educational and granting institutions’ emphasis on an instrumentalization and commercialization of knowledge that ultimately leaves the researcher in a position of sovereign power to apply or circulate knowledge in ‘the world.’” (Arteaga, Rachel, and Rosemary Erickson Johnsen. Public Scholarship In Literary Studies. Amherst, Massachusetts: Amherst College Press, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.12225223. EPUB. p125)
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