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FORCE11 2017: Open in Action

I just returned from three days immersed in presentations and discussions of insightful, useful, and smart projects all focused on ways to make the results of research and scholarship open. What a great way to spend Open Access Week 2017, … Continue reading

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Open Access Week Essay Competition

International Open Access Week (October 23rd- 29th, 2017) is coming to a close, but opportunities to get involved in the open access movement stretch beyond October 29th.  One such opportunity is an essay competition, which is offered collaboratively by Authorea, … Continue reading

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2017 Open Access Week: October 23-29–Save the dates!

Summer is quickly turning into Fall, the academic term has begun, and transition is in the air. Soon it will be October, which is a big month for those of us engaged in scholarly communication and open access work and … Continue reading

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Open Repositories 2017

The annual 2017 Open Repositories Conference, which “brings together users and developers of open digital repository platforms from higher education, government, galleries, libraries, archives and museums” was held  in Brisbane, Australia from June 26th- 30th. This year’s conference theme was Open … Continue reading

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Copyright and Contracts: Thoughts on the 4th of July

Summer is bringing us an interesting range of questions from faculty, students and staff about the copyright transfer that often happens when they sign publishing contracts, and of course it also brings us the 4th of July holiday. As we … Continue reading

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Inside the 2017 Northeast Student Publishing Conference, by Kevin Patrick Warstadt

This post was written by Kevin Patrick Warstadt, MALS’17 and the 2017 Edward Connery Lathem ’51 Digital Program Fellow.  He offers his inside view of a dynamic and unique conference focused on developing skills and knowledge for students involved in … Continue reading

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Gear Up for Research

Periodically, the Dartmouth College Library organizes and hosts an event called “Gear Up for Research.” This is an event that showcases departments and programs across campus and the resources that they have available for students, faculty, and staff engaged in … Continue reading

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Twitter as part of your professional identity

I have to admit that I wasn’t much of a Twitter user until recently. I created an account in 2009–probably a year or so after I started using Facebook. I think I posted three things and then my Twitter profile lay dormant … Continue reading

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ResearchGate.net and Your Professional Identity

ResearchGate.net is a very popular platform among researchers for advancing their reputations and often for sharing copies of their papers, whether allowed by publishers or not. It is the product of a start-up company that has received financing from some … Continue reading

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Open Data Day

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) released their member update this morning and shared the news that they have officially joined the Data Coalition, an organization that “advocates on behalf of the private sector and the public interest … Continue reading

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