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    Open Education and OERs: Moving Beyond the Jargon

    Even as it becomes clear that higher education may, in fact, survive the great MOOC threat of the 2010s, there continues to be a mixture of anxiety and misconceptions around the notion of open education. So what do we mean by open education? Personally, I […]

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    Now Available: Laptops with Assistive Technologies

    As part of the library’s laptop loan program, two laptops — a PC and a Mac — that have assistive technology features (and the capacity to be loaded with additional assistive technology as needed) have been made available through Tech Fee funding for short-term borrowing by […]

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    Negotiating a Favorable Book Contract

    Securing a book contract for promotion and tenure is a goal in itself for academic authors. Scholarly book contracts tend to favor the publisher, however, and the terms often work against the author over the long term. That said, it’s increasingly possible for authors to negotiate more favorable terms with […]

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    (Radical) Keywords : A Conversation

    Monday October 17th at 6.30 the Graduate Center Library will host a combined special interest group for Reference and Social Justice. Join researchers, students, authors, and librarians as we unpack language, text, or keywords with an eye to their meaning in research and librarianship. AGENCY: AK […]

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    Open Access Research Guide

    Check out our newly updated Open Access research guide to learn the ins and outs of OA publishing and how it relates to your dissertation and other scholarship.  As you may already be aware, open access publishing is web accessible, free of charge, and free […]

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    Library Closed Sunday 10/9 and Monday 10/10

    In observance of Columbus Day / Indigenous People’s Day, the Graduate Center Library will be closed on Sunday, October 9th, and Monday, October 10. If you need library help on that day, please use the chat tool on the library website. Chat is available 24/7, and you’ll […]

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    New in the Library: Group Study Tables

    The Library is pleased to introduce two group study tables immediately inside the GC Library entrance. This offers library users a place to hold quiet conversation, away from the 1st floor dissertation reading room and the entire 2nd floor designated for quiet, individual study. Graduate Center students […]

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    Upcoming Workshops at the Graduate Center Library

    We invite you to join us at the library for our upcoming workshops and events. Click the links below to RSVP. Researching Publishing Opportunities for Beginners October 5th, 1-3PM October 6th, 6:30-8:30PM Room C196.05 This workshop will overview the industry of academic publishing by highlighting […]

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    FTC vs. “Predatory” Publishers

    Are you familiar with the phenomenon of “predatory” open access (OA) journals? If not, here’s a brief description (from an article I co-authored last year) to get you started: [Predatory open access journals] exist for the sole purpose of profit, not the dissemination of high-quality research findings […]

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    NYPL Reading & Catalog Rooms Reopen

    The New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room and the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room will reopen for full service Wednesday October 5. These grand, adjacent rooms on the library’s 3rd floor will be staffed by more librarians hired for on-the-spot research questions and scheduled one-on-one consultation. […]

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