Make an Impact with Open Access

Last week was Open Access Week! Between October 22nd and October 28th, OA supporters across the Triangle celebrated with speaking events, workshops, and movie screenings. When I first heard about OA Week, a question came to mind. Maybe you’re wondering, too: What does Open Access have to do with the Digital Humanities? I’d seen enough … Continue reading “Make an Impact with Open Access”

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship at Duke (11/5)

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This week is Open Access Week, and libraries around the world are sharing information with our communities about the economics of scholarly publishing, and movements toward greater access to knowledge. As part of this effort, many are taking the opportunity to hold screenings of a new documentary called Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. We’re doing … Continue reading “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship at Duke (11/5)”

Open Access Week: What Does OA Have in Common with DH?

As a humanist, you may read the term “open access,” and think, “Isn’t that for scientists?” It is true that open access is more common as a publishing standard in the sciences than in the humanities (as seen in the chart below), but it is a quickly growing phenomenon in the humanities as well. The … Continue reading “Open Access Week: What Does OA Have in Common with DH?”

Open Access Week – An Interview with Todd Bowser

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What is Open Access to you, and why does it matter? Open Access is a means of reclaiming the authors’ rights of individuals who do research, and leveraging those rights to create permanent and equitable access to the intellectual output of research communities. Not enough people talk about the idea of a public knowledge commons, … Continue reading “Open Access Week – An Interview with Todd Bowser”