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Archive for the 'Issues in Digital Scholarship' Category

Fake News

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Defining Fake News: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: Everything else is public relations.” George Orwell wrote that. Except that he did not. Source attributions linking the statement to Orwell are omnipresent across many websites, and even within some academic journals. Yet, a connection is not established to Orwell having ever […]

The Authors Alliance and Authorship for the Public Good

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

The Authors Alliance was founded in May 2014 by four members of the U.C. Berkeley faculty, and has a 24-member advisory board comprised of professional writers, librarians, publishers, and faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions. It is a nonprofit organization that, according to its website “promotes authorship for the public good by supporting […]

Peter Leonard, Issues in Digital Scholarship

Monday, December 1st, 2014

As a part of the Syracuse University Libraries’ Issues in Digital Scholarship series, Dr. Peter Leonard, Librarian for Digital Humanities Research at Yale, visited the Syracuse University Libraries on Wednesday, November 12 for a talk on his work with digital methods in archival periodical collections. The talk, entitled “Making Sense: Data-Mining Large Collections of Digitized […]

Open Access Week Events

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Science Communication and the Threat of Predatory Publishers Monday, October 21 11 a.m.–Noon Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons Open Access Week will kickoff with a talk by Jeffrey Beall (virtual presentation) about the current state of predatory open access journals. Beall will advise researchers how to recognize and avoid such journals that pretend to […]