Monthly Archives: October 2018

Beyond the Article: Opening Access to Data

Opening up journal articles to a wider readership is an important step to make academic research more accessible and equitable. But when researchers are seeking information beyond the article, what does that look like? How do you access the research data referenced in the open article? Several funders and journals support broader access to research…

Emory’s Affordable Textbooks and Teaching Materials Initiative

The theme for Open Access Week 2018 is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge.” As we continue to push the scholarly ecosystem to a more default-open structure, how are we ensuring that this new structure is inclusive and equitable for the full global community? Student access to course materials is one larger area of inequity…

Eight Good Reasons Why Emory Faculty Authors Should Use OpenEmory

Note: This post originally published on this blog on October 6, 2016 . It has been updated to reflect new information. The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week  (October 22–28) is Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge. In celebration, we’re highlighting OpenEmory, an open access digital repository of scholarly works by members of the…

Open Access Week 2018 – Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

International Open Access Week 2018’s Theme poses the question, “Is Open Access truly open?” Emory’s new strategic framework, “One Emory: Engaged for Impact,” challenges the university to find new ways to “unleash Emory and Atlanta’s shared future to mobilize change for the world.” Both, in tandem, invite us to consider global impact and equality as…

The Great American Read

Over the past few weeks, public television network Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has been showing its eight-part series The Great American Read. In its first episode, the network revealed its list of 100 most-loved novels chosen by a public survey. With the list announcement out of the way, the show’s following episodes focus on the…

Open Access – An Overview

By: Jessica Coates, Doctoral Candidate for Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Could you imagine spending five plus years working on a project to no longer being able to access or see your published work? Unfortunately, this was a reality for several of the Open Con 2017 attendees as we shared what brought us to Berlin last…