October 21st, 2016

International Open Access Week 2016

Happy International Open Access Week 2016! What is Open Access? Peter Suber, a leading voice in the OA movement, describes Open Access scholarship as “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review.” On October 4, 2011, the faculty of […]

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October 9th, 2012

Open Access Week 2012 Events

October 2012 marks Bucknell’s first anniversary as an open access institution. In celebration of this milestone, L&IT will host several events during International Open Access Week, Oct. 22-26. SPARC/World Bank Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Simulcast Oct. 22, 4-5:30 pm, Bertrand Library Traditional Reading Room Join distinguished scholars from the World Bank, National Institute of Health, Creative Commons and the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students for a discussion of the importance of open access to their work. Light refreshments will be provided. My Article’s been Accepted, Now What? Oct. 23, 12-1 pm, Library Lab Join Andrew Asher, Bucknell’s Scholarly Communication […]

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October 4th, 2011

Bucknell Faculty Approves Open Access Policy

On October 4, 2011, the faculty of Bucknell University approved an institutional policy on open access publishing. The policy reads as follows: The faculty of Bucknell University grant to Bucknell University limited use of their scholarly articles for the purpose of making these articles open access. Specifically, each faculty member grants Bucknell University a nonexclusive, paid-up, worldwide license for each of his or her scholarly articles for the purpose of making these articles openly accessible in an institutional repository, and grants Bucknell University permission to exercise all rights under copyright for this purpose, as well as to authorize other parties […]

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February 3rd, 2011

Bucknell Scholarly Communications Practices Survey: Summary Results

Overview The Bucknell Scholarly Communications Practices Survey was administered during a 24 day period from Oct. 12, 2010 to Nov. 5, 2010.  All Bucknell faculty members were invited to participate via the Bucknell message center.  115 completed questionnaires were submitted giving the survey a 33% response rate. Faculty members were from the following academic divisions: Natural Sciences and Mathematics:  36 Humanities:  28 Social Sciences:  26 Engineering:  11 Management:  7 No Response:  7 All faculty ranks were represented, with the following distribution: Professor: 21.2% Associate Professor: 38.1% Assistant Professor: 32.7% Visiting Assistant Professor or other non-tenure track position: 8.0% Overall, Bucknell […]

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October 13th, 2010

Bucknell Celebrates International Open Access Week

In celebration of International Open Access Week (Oct. 18-24), please join us for the following special events: Open Access Publishing Roundtable Oct. 20, 12-1 pm, Bertrand Library Traditional Reading Room What is open access publishing and why is it important to you? Join Bucknell faculty members for a round table discussion about their experiences with open access publishing and their views on the future of scholarly communications. Discussants will include Ken Field (Biology), Greg Krohn (Economics), Bill Gruver (Management) and Ben Vollmayr-Lee (Physics). Lunch will be served. A Fair(y) Use Tale Oct. 21, 12-1 pm, Bertrand Library Traditional Reading Room […]

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August 27th, 2010

Introducing Open Access at Bucknell

This blog is dedicated to the discussion of issues surrounding scholarly publishing and open access at Bucknell.   My hope is that it will not only be an informational resource for Bucknell’s faculty and students, but also a space where we can engage in a conversation about the open access movement and the role of open access at Bucknell.  In the coming weeks, I will be posting more detailed discussions about current issues surrounding open access in higher education, so in this first post I’ll limit myself to answering just a few introductory questions: What is open access? The principle of […]

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