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…

Changes to Databases @ Emory coming October 2!

                  Enhancements to our database index are going live next week! What is changing? On Tuesday, October 2nd, Databases @ Emory will transition from a page on the Libraries website to the A-Z Databases platform on our Springshare service. The Library Web and UX…

Woodruff Library Ongoing Booksale!

Woodruff Library is having a small, ongoing (rolling) booksale beginning on Wednesday, September 19. Books are $1 for paperbacks, and a $2 for hardbacks, unless otherwise marked! Books will be available at the main library service desk. There are some pretty cool titles across a variety of disciplines that need a good home! The selection…

Get your Atlanta Fulton Public Library Card September 11!

Now that Emory is part of the city of Atlanta, all Emory University students, faculty and staff* are eligible to get an Atlanta Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS) card. And we are making it easy for you to do that right here on campus by partnering with the AFPLS. Get your card at the Pop-up Public…

Applications Open for Emory OpenCon 2018 Travel Scholarship

OpenCon 2018 Travel Scholarship Call for Applications  Apply by August 31, 2018 The Emory Scholarly Communications Office is pleased to announce a travel scholarship for OpenCon 2018 (http://www.opencon2018.org/). OpenCon 2018, organized by the Right to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and a committee of student and early career researcher organizations…

Environmental Monitoring at the Emory Libraries

Emory Libraries Preservation Office is responsible for monitoring the environmental conditions (temperature, relative humidity, and light levels) of all libraries on campus. We currently use data loggers to monitor in twenty-seven permanent locations throughout campus: fifteen in the Rose Library, one in the Schatten Gallery, six in the Health Sciences Library, three in the Pitts…

Preserving the Apollo 15 Flight Data Logs

In 2017, Emory University took the unique opportunity to create a digital learning hub centering around the Apollo Space Program. Emory Library and Information Technology Services borrowed materials from the 1971 Apollo 15 mission (NASA’s fourth manned mission to the moon) to use in creating an interactive website featuring the digital archives from the mission….