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Why Open Data Should Matter to You

We hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s posts on “Open in Action” from the Scholarly Communications Office. We’ve talked about open access at Emory, the benefits of using OpenEmory, plus how to increase your scholarly impact and manage your author’s rights. Today, we close our series by turning our attention to Open Data. There is an…

Managing Your Rights to Openly Share Your Research

So far, in our Open Access Week blog series, we’ve discussed what “open access” is and how it can increase your scholarly impact, and you might be ready to have us deposit all your articles into OpenEmory . Today, we’ll switch gears and focus on your legal rights as an author and how managing those…

Publishing the Open Access Way: Increase Your Impact!

If you’ve been following our Open Access Week blog series, you now have an overview of Open Access at Emory and why faculty should use OpenEmory, Emory’s open access repository of faculty scholarship. Do you wonder how you might get started publishing your scholarship open access? Today, we’ll explore how to identify and evaluate open…

Eight Good Reasons Why Emory Faculty Authors Should Use OpenEmory

The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week  (October 24–30) is Open in Action. As part of our contribution to this celebration, the Scholarly Communications Office (SCO) is posting weekly blogs that showcase the achievements, benefits, and power of Open Access at Emory. This week we’re highlighting OpenEmory, an open access digital repository of scholarly…

Open Access at Emory

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. –Peter Suber, from A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access The open access movement has grown and flourished as the internet has provided…

OpenCon 2016 Scholarship Deadline 9/1/16 – Apply now!

  OpenCon 2016 Travel Scholarship Call for Applications The Emory Scholarly Communications Office is pleased to announce a travel scholarship for OpenCon 2016 (http://www.opencon2016.org). OpenCon 2016, 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 from around the world,…

Dissertation/Prospectus Writing Boot Camps

In the academic year 2015-2016, we have planned a total of six Dissertation/Prospectus Writing Boot Camps, including both two-day and one-day boot camps evenly spread throughout the year. Each full day session runs for eight hours with regular breaks. With the generous support from the Laney Graduate School, the Woodruff Library, and the Emory Writing…

Open Data Information Fair – Rollins Café Feb 11 **Canceled**

**The Open Data Information Fair on Feb 11 has been canceled due to illness. Check back for a rescheduled date later in Spring 2016.** As part of Love Your Data week (#LYD16), librarians and informationists from Emory Libraries will be at the Rollins School of Public Health Café this Thursday, February 11, from 11 a.m….

Diving into Open: An Emory graduate student’s reflections on OpenCon 2015

    In Fall 2015, the Library’s Scholarly Communications Office  sponsored a scholarship to send one outstanding Emory graduate student to attend OpenCon 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. OpenCon 2015 is the student and early career academic professional conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data.  Scholarship applicants were evaluated by a panel of Emory…

Ancient Egyptian Art Reference book by Carlos Curator Wins PROSE Award

Hartwig, Melinda K. A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art. 2015. Congratulations to the Michael C. Carlos Museum curator, Melinda Hartwig, whose 2015 reference title,  A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art, won the PROSE award in the category of Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Science. A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art is a first-of-a-kind reference work…

“Love Your Data” with Emory Libraries, Feb 8-12

Got data? Emory Libraries invites you to join us as we celebrate one of our university’s most important scholarly outputs: research data. During the week of February 8-12, 2016, we will participate in a national conversation on Twitter (#LYD16) highlighting effective ways to “Love Your Data.” Tune in as we share daily tips and tricks…

Five Things We Love About Open Access

Happy Open Access Week 2015! Open Access Week is an annual global advocacy event to raise awareness about the benefits of Open Access (OA). Put simply, “open access” is the free, immediate, online access to scholarship and the right to reuse that scholarship as needed (Peter Suber, 2004). To honor the occasion, here…