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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…

OpenCon 2015 Scholarship Deadline 9/1/15 – Apply now!

OpenCon 2015 Travel Scholarship Call for Applications The Emory Scholarly Communications Office is pleased to announce a travel scholarship for OpenCon 2015 (http://www.opencon2015.org). OpenCon 2015, 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, is…

Fair Use Week 2015

Have you ever included a quote in a research paper? Used a chart or graph in a presentation to provide critical commentary or analysis? Written a book review? Have you ever copied a few paragraphs from a news article to share with your students in class? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions,…

ETD Copyright & Submission Workshops for Spring 2015

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…

Chatting Open Access with Jesse Karlsberg

As part of Open Access Week 2014: Generation Open, we interviewed Jesse P. Karlsberg to discuss Open Access from a graduate student’s perspective. Jesse is a George W. Woodruff Fellow and doctoral candidate in Emory’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. He is the managing editor of Southern Spaces and is editor of Original Sacred Harp: Centennial…

Call for Applications: Emory Open Education Initiative 2015-2016

Emory faculty and instructors eager to expand their use of open educational resources (OERs) in support of student learning can apply for funding to make it happen. The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) and the Scholarly Communications Office, seek applicants for the Emory Open Education Initiative (EOEI) 2015-2016 Cohort. Participants in EOEI will receive…

Call for Applications: OpenCon 2014 Travel Scholarship

Are you an Emory University student or early career researcher interested in Open Access, Open Data, and/or Open Education? If so, the Emory Scholarly Communications Office (SCO) has a scholarship opportunity for you! SCO is providing a travel scholarship to this year’s OpenCon 2014, a conference organized by the Right to Research Coalition at SPARC…

What are OERs?

OERs  (open educational resources) are teaching and learning materials freely shared online and freely available for everyone to use, whether instructor, student or self-learner. Emory faculty and instructors eager to expand their use of open educational resources (OERs) in support of student learning can apply for funding to make it happen.    A maximum of 10…

New Open Data Policy at PLOS

PLOS (The Public Library of Science) is implementing a new data access policy that will affect Emory researchers seeking to publish with the widely regarded publisher of open access journals for science and medicine. Beginning March 3rd, 2014, a Data Availability Statement will be required with all prospective articles submitted to any PLOS journal. The…