Library & IT: your partner in scholarly communications.
From the inception of a research idea to the signing of a publication contract, Library & IT wants to be there to help you.
Do you have questions about the publication process or want guidance in making your scholarship available to the world without a paywall? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with your library liaison.
Digital repositories are a popular mechanism for making scholarly works freely accessible on the web. Academic libraries are often involved in the creation and management of institutional repositories that focus on preserving and disseminating the scholarship produced by their institution’s faculty and students. This can include article pre-prints and manuscripts, technical reports, conference proceedings, data sets, and software, as well as theses and dissertations. OpenDOAR is an authoritative and searchable directory of academic open access repositories.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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