Scholarly Communication Archive

  • Workshop 5/2: Your Google Scholar Profile (Why, How, Etc.)

    You’re probably familiar with using Google Scholar to search for scholarly literature. But did you know Google Scholar also includes researcher profiles, which researchers themselves can edit and enhance? Come learn how to claim your researcher profile, make your entries as correct and complete as […]

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  • Asst. Prof. Roxanne Shirazi, Dissertation Research Librarian

    Roxanne Shirazi is a familiar face at the Graduate Center Library, but this spring we welcome her to a full-time Assistant Professor tenure track position. Prof. Shirazi will coordinate the library’s archiving and distribution of electronic theses and dissertations (known in the trade as ETDs), as well as […]

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  • A Holiday Gift from Art History Teaching Resources

    Earlier in 2016, our friends at Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR), a robust and respected open educational resource initially created by Graduate Center students, founded Art History Pedagogy and Practice (AHPP), an open access journal dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning in art […]

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  • Open Education Is Not a Luxury

    Audre Lorde famously asserted that “for women . . . poetry is not a luxury.” Artistry and lived experience shared, while valued less than dominant notions of thought and process, is “a vital necessity of our existence,” she wrote (Lorde, Audre. Poetry is Not a […]

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  • Two Free Tools to Help Boost Your Online Scholarly Presence

    You may already be familiar with searching for articles and other academic works in the popular web search engine Google Scholar. You may have noticed the article-level metrics such as number of times cited (and by whom) that are included with your Google Scholar search […]

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  • HIV/AIDS and Being a Scholar in the Digital Era

    Guest Post by Jessie Daniels, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center. When a new and frightening epidemic known as ‘AIDS’ was devastating a generation in the 1980s, the response from elected officials and government agencies was appallingly slow or non-existent. Also in […]

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  • Why Do You Write?

    GC Sociology Prof. Jessie Daniels’ second book Cyber Racism appeared in 2009, published by a reputable academic publisher that sold books mostly to academic libraries in paper and ebook formats that were entirely closed, locked behind turnstiles and paywalls. Readers had to either buy a copy or […]

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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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    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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  • 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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