Are we ready to have conversations about Open Access?
Barbara Fister, from the library trenches, posts this article commenting on the recent court case ruling about e-reserves.
She asks if all of us are ready to talk about how the scholarly publication process – publishing and access – can be better at spreading knowledge.
Open Minds, Open Access by Barbara Fister
…if future publications are open access it could save us all a lot of anguish and (even better) knowledge could spread much more easily and widely. The money, and the future, is already here. It’s just distributed badly. We can do better, and we will, slowly but surely.
Post expires at 9:37am on Friday October 23rd, 2015
Two databases are affected:
BioOne: maintenance activities are planned for the website bioone.org on Friday, October 24, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours. [Vendor notice]
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Thursday, October 30
Gelman Library Room 708 (Global Resources Center)
Please join us at Gelman library for International Student Coffee Hour co-hosted by the Global Resources Center and the International Services Office.
Take a tour of the Global Resources center, chat with a specialist about your research and global interests and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!
Wednesday, October 22 (tonight)
2:00 - 5:00 a.m.
The GW Division of Information Technology (IT) will be conducting emergency maintenance on the university data centers tonight. There will be intermittent technology service outages between 2-5am. The following library services will be affected:
Campus WIFI & wired internet will be unavailable
No ability to log into library computers (mac & pc)
Colonial Printing will be unavailable
No ability to log into GW email
Other affected services are: GW webpages, Enterprise Accounting System (EAS), myGW portal, GWorld, 4-Ride, iBuy and other dependent services.
For questions or to report any problems, please contact the Division of IT at 202-994-GWIT (4948), firstname.lastname@example.org or IT.GWU.EDU. Technology assistance is available through the IT Support Center 24 hours a day.