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  • Dissertation Dilemma: To Embargo or Not to Embargo?

    Now that the first batch of dissertations is available in Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new open access institutional repository, students and faculty are once again wondering whether it’s better to make dissertations open access immediately or embargo them (keep them private, unavailable to readers and […]

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  • At the GC, Every Week Is Open Access Week!

    This week (October 24-30) is International Open Access Week, an annual event encouraging students, faculty, librarians, and researchers of all kinds to consider and share the benefits of open access to scholarly literature, research data, and educational materials. Here at the Graduate Center Library, we make […]

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  • “Researcher first, teacher second”: Time-Saving Suggestions for Open-Access Teaching

    Whenever I thought about exchanging my textbook for open access materials, I was cowed by the amount of time and effort I imagined such a process taking. I had spent years designing my slides, quizzes, lectures, and course schedules around my textbook—how could I square a complete course overhaul with the axiom of “researcher first, teacher second”?

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  • Cultivating a Philosophy of Open Pedagogy

    The fellowship helped me realize that even the relatively quotidian pedagogical process of assembling a syllabus can be a point of resistance against the corporatization and commodification of knowledge.

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  • Open Access: What Is It and Why All the Fuss?

    You might have noticed that we Graduate Center librarians talk a lot about open access — sometimes in conversations about dissertation embargoes, sometimes on the topic of authors’ rights, sometimes in the context of Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new institutional repository. But maybe you’ve never really gotten […]

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