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C4DISC DEIA Community of Practice launched for scholarly communications professionals -

Scholarly communications professionals now have a new avenue to engage and collaborate in advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) initiatives with the launch of the C4DISC DEIA Community of Practice, a peer-to-peer platform facilitating knowledge-sharing and building trusted connections.

The Community of Practice welcomes all individuals working in any DEIA capacity within scholarly communications organizations, whether in a dedicated role or as part of their broader responsibilities.

This COP provides an opportunity for participants to: Exchange Insights: Engage in peer learning and share valuable resources and best practices related to DEIA in scholarly communications; Address Challenges and Celebrate Success: Discuss challenges faced in implementing DEIA initiatives and celebrate successes achieved; Explore Collaborative Opportunities: Explore opportunities for cross-industry initiatives and coordinate efforts to increase effectiveness; and Speak with One Voice: Foster a unified approach to champion equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications.

To join this community, interested professionals can complete a brief invitation form, providing relevant information and indicating their priorities for discussion. Participants will receive notifications about bimonthly community calls and gain access to the discussion group.

The first hour-long community call via Zoom is scheduled for August 10, 2023, at 11 am EST. All individuals with a dedicated DEIA role or integrated DEIA responsibilities in paid or volunteer positions are encouraged to participate.

The C4DISC DEIA Community of Practice is committed to fostering an environment of equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications. Collaboration among professionals in this space can drive positive change and contribute to a more equitable and inclusive future.

Going forward, the community aims to hold regular calls on the second Thursday of every other month. Any changes to the schedule will be communicated to the discussion group.

By becoming part of the C4DISC DEIA Community of Practice, participants can play an essential role in driving positive change in the scholarly communications landscape.

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