Open Access Archive

  • Share It Now or Save It For Later: Making Choices about Dissertations and Publishing

    You are invited to an event in the Information Interventions @ CUNY series: Share It Now or Save It For Later: Making Choices about Dissertations and Publishing Thursday, May 1, 2014 2-4 p.m. Graduate Center Room C198 Join us for a lively panel debate on […]

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  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Open Access (aka Don’t Forget About Repositories!)

    (Déjà vu? This post is a very slight reworking of a post I wrote last week for the fantastic JustPublics@365 blog. It also appeared on Open Access @ CUNY, a blog that might interest followers of this blog.) Discussion about open access often focuses exclusively on open access journals, and […]

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  • Graduates Lose Off-Site Access to Library Databases

    We regret that the CUNY-mandated email and network account changes have interrupted graduates’ off-campus access to GC Library resources. Newly differentiated alumni network accounts now preclude all GC alums, not only those with lapsed GC accounts, from getting to licensed databases from off campus. Publishers […]

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  • Measuring and Increasing Your Scholarly Impact

    Measuring and Increasing Your Scholarly Impact

    This class will introduce the metrics currently used to evaluate scholarly journals, authors, and articles, and will discuss the effect on impact of making works available open access.

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  • Do You Use Google Scholar? Use It Better!

    Are you a fan of Google Scholar, Google’s tool for searching for journal articles and other scholarly materials?  If so, don’t use plain old Google Scholar. Rather, use the library’s customized version, available in the Databases tab on the library homepage and on the library’s […]

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  • Digitized Museum Catalogs

    Several museums have released e-book versions of museum publications free on the web! Updates will be added to the ‘E-Books‘ section of the ‘Books’ tab on the Art History Subject Guide. Guggenheim Museum: Select exhibition catalogs from 1937-1999 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): […]

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  • American Journal of Public Health Is Suddenly Less Public

    On April 27, the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) informed its recent authors of plans to close a portion of its backfile, which is currently open access on the journal website. Until now, all AJPH articles more than two years old have been freely […]

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  • Prof. Jill Cirasella Joins the Graduate Center Library

    The Graduate Center Library welcomes Jill Cirasella, Associate Professor, as its Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication. Jill will coordinate reference, circulation, and interlibrary loan services, and she will also lead many of the Grad Center Library’s scholarly communications initiatives. She joins the […]

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  • Publishing and the POOC, or, why we need open access

    Isn’t everything up on the internet for free? Yes, most new books and articles appear in digital format, but NO-O-O they’re not (yet) mostly free. Libraries pay big bucks to license them, and the licenses require libraries to restrict access to narrow audiences (students, faculty, or people […]

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