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Tips for Living Openly: Self-Archive Your Research

This is the third in a series of posts about ways that those of us working in libraries can support open access (OA) to research.  This month’s tip is to self-archive your research in your institutional repository. While it is beneficial to publish in an open access (OA) journal, you may need to publish your research […]
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Fair Dealing Week (Feb 25-Mar 1)

February 25th-March 1st is Fair Dealings Week.   It is a time to learn about Fair Dealing and how it impacts all Canadians. In celebration of this week, events are taking place from coast to coast.  If you want to learn what activities are taking place near you, visit fair dealing ©ananda.  It has provided […]
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Tips for Living Openly: Put a License on it!

This is the second in a series of monthly posts about ways that those of us working in libraries can support open access (OA) to research.  This month’s tip is to assign Creative Commons licenses to your research and teaching resources. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Whether you want to publish your research in an open access journal or […]
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Pathways to OA Forum Seeks Transformations in Open Access

If today, libraries recommitted a sizable portion of their collections budgets to supporting open access, what impact would it have? What new licensing and other strategies can hasten the progress of open access publishing? These questions guided the recent Choosing Pathways to Open Access (#CP2OA18) forum at the University of California Berkeley, October 16-17. Guided […]
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Elsevier: Friend or Foe?

A purposefully provocative piece on Elsevier saving libraries money through Big Deals was recently published in the Scholarly Kitchen blog. Esposito (2018) argues that libraries should continue to negotiate pricing, but must realise the cost savings from purchasing from large publishers like Elsevier. The author describes the relationship between libraries and Elsevier as a “win-win”. […]
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