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

On March 15, 2011, the Emory Faculty Council 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 his or her scholarly articles the author has…

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

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 services, so students…

Copyright Considerations in Shifting Your Course from In-Person to Online

Moving your course online? Not sure how to show that movie you had lined up for next week? Concerned you can’t share your lecture slides now? Wondering if you can share a recording of your lecture that contains all those music clips? The Emory Libraries Scholarly Communications Office has created a site to help address…

Celebrating Open Access Authors at Emory

Congratulations to the authors and editors honored last week at the Emory Open Access Authors Reception in Rose Library’s Woodruff Commons. In celebration of Open Access Week, an annual global advocacy event promoting open scholarship, the Emory Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Office partnered with the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship,…

Take a workshop on writing data management plans for your research

Applying for research funding? Need a plan to manage your data? Attend one of our sessions and learn how to write a Data Management Plan (DMP) for your research project. The Scholarly Communications Office is offering four workshops this Fall, with each session focused on different disciplines.  We will cover the basics of a DMP…

Register for the Open Humanities Graduate Student Workshop!

Registration is still open for the Open Humanities Graduate Student Workshop (September 11-12, 2019) cosponsored by the Emory Libraries Scholarly Communications Office, the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship and the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.   While open access continues to gain traction in the social and natural sciences, the dissemination and…

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…