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Publisher copyright transfer agreements

We frequently meet with Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff to talk with them about publishing and copyright.  Recently, a lab group at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) invited us to their recurring meeting to talk about author rights, open access … Continue reading

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National Library Week: Libraries Lead…

It’s National Library Week and an excellent time to celebrate libraries and library professionals, as well as library resources, services, and initiatives that grow and flourish across the United States.  This year’s theme, Libraries Lead, wonderfully articulates the way libaries … Continue reading

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Dartmouth Funded Open Access Article “Went Viral”

The Dartmouth Open Access Fund supports the publication of articles that can be read by anyone, regardless of ability to pay for subscription access.  A recent paper supported by this fund has received a lot of media attention, according to … Continue reading

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Choosing a Publisher in a Time of “Predatory” Practices

Much has been discussed and written in the past few years about so called “predatory” publishing practices, which are better characterized as “questionable” publishing practices.  Many people working in academia have received email notes asking them to submit a paper … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about textbooks

Happy Open Education Week! March 5-9 is designated as a week to raise awareness about open education and its worldwide impact on teaching and learning. This is a great time to think about the costs of textbooks and how open … Continue reading

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Recent Dartmouth grad? Looking for a first time job? Read more!

This year, we are pleased to host the Edward Connery Lathem ’51 Digital Library Fellowship, which provides an opportunity for a graduating student or recent graduate of Dartmouth to spend a year learning and contributing to new directions in the open … Continue reading

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Managing your professional identity online

    February is GRAD Mental Health Awareness Month, and Dartmouth’s Graduate Student Council and the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies collaborated to offer a series of events for grads to raise awareness about graduate student mental health.  As … Continue reading

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Introducing a Metrics Toolkit!

Understanding scholarly metrics (the measurement of the impact a particular journal or article has on a particular field of research), the tools available to determine metrics,  and how to interpret metrics is complicated. There are many tools that can measure the … Continue reading

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Dartmouth Digital Commons: building a collection of faculty publications

Dartmouth Digital Commons (DDC), an open repository for sharing Dartmouth-created content with the world, made its public debut this past October 2017.  Since then, collections on the DDC have been growing. There are a few communities to explore on the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Open Access Week 2017

Thanks to all who helped us acknowledge and celebrate Open Access Week 2017 (October 23rd-27th) at Dartmouth!  Open Access Week is an international and annual opportunity for everyone on campus to learn about, think about, and talk about how important … Continue reading

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