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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…

Love Data Week 2018

Emory Libraries is celebrating the importance of data during Love Data Week, February 12-16, 2018! Follow the conversation with data users around the world on social media with the hashtag #lovedata18. Each day of the week @EmoryLibraries will highlight resources for working with data at Emory. Look for us around campus sharing information and event…

ETD Copyright and Submission Workshops – Spring 2018

Are you about to defend your prospectus and start researching your dissertation? Are you in the middle of writing that honors thesis? Are you gearing up to submit your masters thesis this semester? The Scholarly Communications Office is ready to help! We are offering three workshops this spring for any student writing or finishing up…

Reflections on OpenCon 2017

This post was written by Jessica Coates, the recipient of the Emory Libraries’ OpenCon 2017 Travel Scholarship. Excitement filled the air as we all scurried off to work on individual initiatives for the “Do-A-Thon”. It was the last day of OpenCon 2017. The words ‘It doesn’t end today, it starts’ were displayed on the projector…

Sharing your research despite the ResearchGate dilemma

Over the course of this month, we’ve seen a good deal of news around sharing scholarly research on the ResearchGate platform. October 6, 2017 A new alliance of academic publishers formed the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, in order to combat the unauthorized distribution of published articles. Two of the Coalition’s members, Elsevier and the American…

Open Access and the Book

In honor of Open Access Week 2017, the Scholarly Communications Office and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry have curated the exhibit Open Access and the Book, exploring the benefits of open access books for authors and readers. If you are an Emory faculty member interested in publishing your next book as open access, the…