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Archive for the 'Open Access' Category

Open Access in the Physics Community before the Internet: Preprints

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

A very interesting article was posted by Carl Straumsheim on Inside Higher Ed on February 24, 2016 describing the intricate planning that went into making the announcement and publication of the news that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration had at last discovered gravitational waves, an important part of Albert Einstein’s general theory of […]

CDC and AHRQ Public Access Policies

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Two divisions of the Health and Human Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will be implementing new policies regarding public access to publications and data generated from grants awarded by the two agencies. These policies were mandated for all federal agencies awarding grants by […]

NSF Public Access Plan

Friday, May 1st, 2015

On March 18, the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a publication, “Public Access Plan: Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries: Increasing Access to the Results of Research Funded by the National Science Foundation,” which outlines its plans for the collection and deposition of articles and manuscripts written based on NSF-funded research. In a nutshell, the plan states […]

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 […]

Rauh and Galloway Participate in Taylor & Francis Workshop

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Anne Rauh and Linda Galloway participated in a Taylor & Francis Library Workshop on open access issues in Washington, DC on September 25, 2014. Anne Rauh presented her research: Faculty Perceptions of Open Access Author Fees: A Case Study at Two Universities. In the fall of 2013, librarians at Cornell University and Syracuse University surveyed […]

Rauh and Cusker Article Accepted

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Anne Rauh and Jeremy Cusker (Cornell University) have had a refereed article accepted for the fall issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. The article, entitled, “A Survey of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics Faculty Regarding Author Fees in Open Access Journals” is a result of a research project the authors undertook in fall […]

Open Access Week

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Happy Open Access Week, readers! Open Access Week runs from October 20 through October 26 and is celebrated around the world. This event, organized by SPARC, is in its eighth year and its goal is “promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.” So what is open access? Open access “literature is […]

Rauh active in Engineering Libraries Division of ASEE

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Anne Rauh attended the American Society for Engineering Education annual conference in Indianapolis, IN from June 15 through June 19. At the conference she presented a lightning talk entitled “STEM Faculty Perceptions of Open Access Author Fees.”  She also concluded her term as Secretary/treasurer and began her term as the Program Chair and Chair Elect […]

Submitting your Dissertation or Thesis

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

As May graduation is approaching, there are two important dates to remember, April 18, 2014 for doctoral students and May 7, 2014 for master’s theses students. These are the deadlines to submit final documents, including your dissertation, signed title page, and signed committee approval page. Among the long to-do list for graduation, submitting the dissertations/theses […]

Knowledge Unlatched

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

SUL joined Knowledge Unlatched, an international partnership led by Bloomsbury Publishing, that seeks moderate fiscal commitments from participating libraries which are then used to ‘unlatch’ or make OA a pre-chosen set of titles put up by various publishers. The pilot group was twenty-eight titles for $1680 from thirteen publishers, including several university presses.