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Find Open Research with SHARE

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Ever wish you could easily search across numerous open access repositories and publishers to find not only preprints, but also published research and other creative work? Now you can use SHARE to discover research in multiple repositories that is freely available to all. SHARE is an interdisciplinary science and social sciences initiative. Its aim is […]

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 […]

Galloway, Rauh, and Warren Published

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

See the latest issue of Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship for the following articles by Syracuse University librarians: “A Survey of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics Faculty Regarding Author Fees in Open Access Journals” by Jeremy Cusker, Cornell University and Anne E. Rauh, Syracuse University “Using Google Scholar Citations to Profile Scholars’ Work” by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elsevier Issues Takedown Notices for Papers on

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

If you have ever posted a copy of an article that you have published in an Elsevier publication on, your article may have disappeared in early December. On December 6, 2013, scholars across the internet began sharing that they had received word from that Elsevier had sent takedown notices and that their publications […]

The State of Open Access Development in 2013

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

2013 is an exciting year for Open Access (OA) developments, most notably the introduction of FASTR (Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act) and the White House directive in February. FASTR, a bipartisan bill, was introduced into both the House and the Senate in February and now has a growing list of higher education […]