All Blog Posts Tagged 'librarians' (4)

Our Best Defense: Open Access

From my blog "Copyright on Campus"

Is academia at war with the publishing industry? Today, University of Michigan Dean of Libraries Paul Courant wrote that publishers have declared war upon us. Columbia University's James Neal…


Added by Christine Fruin on June 15, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Video contest calls on students to say why they support Open Access -- prizes!!

Of interest to the OAW network, SPARC has just announced the fourth installment of the Sparky Awards -- a successful contact that invites students to express their support for Open Access to research in a two-minute video. It's a great way to get students involved and increase their comfort with copyright and reuse in the digital space. Plus, it's a great tool for fall classes.

Campuses have promoted the Sparky Awards during Open Access Week, as an easy way to get involved. As… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 9, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Open Access Week: Library Strategies for Advancing Change

by Jamaica Jones, Special Projects Librarian, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Andrew Waller, Licensing and Negotiations Librarian and Open Access Librarian, University of Calgary
with Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs and Operations, SPARC
In the new issue of Research Library Issues. Check it out!

Added by Jennifer McLennan on July 23, 2010 at 10:23am — No Comments

Librarians -- Ideas

Librarians have played a crucial, leading role in advocating for Open Access worldwide. As a traditional focal point for scholarly communication innovation, libraries continue to exercise their leadership by encouraging faculty members, administrators, and students to engage in Open Access Week activities.

  • In 2009, librarians were the key drivers behind the remarkable height of participation in Open Access Week. By hosting Webcasts (Athabasca…

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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