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Public Domain Day 2022: Welcoming works from 1926 to the public domain

Works from 1926 are now open to all, as is a cornucopia of recorded music: An estimated 400,000 sound recordings from before 1923! On January 1, 2022, copyrighted, published works from 1926 entered the US public domain, where they are now free for all to copy, share, and build upon. The lineup this year is…

Remote Alternatives for Spring 2022 Course Support

Greetings. We are republishing this blog post to assist you with the pivot to remote teaching for January 2022. Here are some alternatives and tips for online content to use in your courses, along with remote support for students and researchers. Consider access and affordability of course materials, including Open Educational Resources (OERs) as alternatives…

Lisa Macklin named the interim dean and university librarian of Emory Libraries

Lisa Macklin has been named the interim dean and university librarian of Emory Libraries. Macklin serves Emory Libraries as associate dean of research, engagement, and scholarly communications. She oversees collection management, research and engagement, instruction and engagement, assessment and user experience, and scholarly communications. She will serve in this position while Emory University finalizes the…

All Scholarly Works by Emory Faculty Welcome in OpenEmory

OpenEmory has become a large, aggregated site for open access research and scholarly works by Emory faculty. With over 21,000 entries currently in the system, it rivals repositories from top-ranked universities and stands as an example for universities yet to create a repository. Nearly all entries in OpenEmory are previously published journal articles that are…

Happy International Open Access Week 2021!

This year, October 25-31 is International Open Access Week, and Emory is celebrating its authors who have shared their scholarship openly by featuring them on the Open Access at Emory website, which features information about OA books, journals, and journal articles produced by Emory authors. The site is collaboratively sponsored by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, the Emory Scholarly Communications Office,…

Emory Marks a Decade of Open Access and OpenEmory Celebrates 20,000 Total Works

by Jody Bailey On March 15, 2011, the Emory faculty passed an open access policy, joining a growing number of institutions making a commitment to share the results of their faculty research with audiences across the world. Through the policy, all Emory faculty members proactively grant permission to the university “to capture and make available…

Master Modeler 2021: Data competition for undergraduates

Here’s a great upcoming opportunity for Emory undergraduate students to work with data. The Department of Quantitative Theory & Methods (QTM) is partnering with regional universities, Boeing, and ERASE Child Trafficking for the 2021 Master Modeler Competition! This competition is an experiential learning opportunity for students and a way to give back to the community…

Love Data Week 2021

International Love Data Week will take place this February 8-12. This year’s theme is Data: Delivering a Better Future and a schedule of virtual events from several universities and data organizations can be found at the Love Data Week 2021 website, hosted by the ICPSR. Reflecting the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, highlights in…

Works from 1925 enter the US Public Domain

Every year, on January 1st, previously copywritten works enter the public domain and are free for everyone. This blog is an abbreviated version of  The Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School entry, “January 1, 2021 is Public Domain Day: Works from 1925 are open to all!” By Jennifer Jenkins, Director…

ECAS Spring Course Planning: Tips from the Library

Spring semester is right around the corner and the Library recommends these TIPS: COURSE MATERIAL E-only reserves suggested  – allow extra time for finding e-materials and scanning print materials Instructors can get assistance with course reserves, including integrating e-reserves into your Canvas course.  Contact reserves emory edu with questions. E-Books – search discoverE for…

Commercial Textbooks Present Challenges in a Virtual Environment

By Jody Bailey As we start the fall 2020 semester, staff at Emory Libraries are working hard to provide alternative access to the print course reserves collection, which has historically housed a significant number of required textbooks. However, because of health and safety requirements this fall, all Emory Libraries are unable to provide print reserve…