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Court Levies Hefty Fine Against Publisher

In recent open access publishing news, a federal judge ordered “predatory” publisher OMICS and conference organizers iMedPub (both owned by Srinubabu Gedela) to pay fines totaling $50.1 million in a summary judgement that concludes a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In its press release about the lawsuit, the FTC charged that both…

Emory Libraries and ECDS offer five graduate fellowships for 2019-2020

The Laney Graduate School and several Emory partners offer fellowships to advanced graduate students. (See all fellowships at http://www.gs.emory.edu/professional-development/fellowships/advanced.html). Emory Libraries and ECDS are offering five fellowships for 2019-2020. Deadline: February 25, 2019 by 4pm Data Services Graduate Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS) Digital Humanities Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS) Instruction and Engagement-Writing Center Graduate Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS) Mellon…

Love Data Week is February 11-15

It’s time to Love Data this February! Data users and producers around the world are sharing resources and stories on social media February 11-15 with the hashtag #lovedata19. Follow us @EmoryLibraries for daily features about working with data at Emory. Don’t miss these data-related events and workshops on campus this week: Conversations in Digital Accessibilities…

Library Funds Data Deposits

Do you have data to share from a published article? Does the journal’s recommended data repository charge a deposit fee? The Emory libraries can help cover the cost to deposit your data through our Research Data Distribution Fund. Any Emory University faculty, post-doc, research staff, or currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate student may apply. Applicants…

Research Data Management Workshop Series – Spring 2019

Are you collecting data for your research? Do you have questions about where to save your data, and how to wrangle all of your digital files? Are you curious about sharing data with other scholars? The Scholarly Communications Office is offering a 3-part series of Research Data Management workshops this Spring. Join us for sessions…

OpenCon 2018: Fostering Graduate-Focused Open Humanities at Emory

This post was written by Stephanie Larson, the recipient of the Emory Libraries’ OpenCon 2018 Travel Scholarship. Anyone who reads about the current state of the humanities is probably aware of the persistent trend of producing articles that sound the death knell for the whole humanistic enterprise. According to these articles, the humanities are dying…

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…

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…

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…