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From Momentum: Libraries Reaffirms Commitment to Resource Access

25 November 2020 - 10:24am
This article originally appeared in Provost Akridge’s November 2020 edition of Momentum: A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost.  Having recently announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses have entered negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher Elsevier, Libraries will prioritize broadening campus understanding of alternative means of accessing scholarly information, focusing on […]

Making More Data Findable

22 October 2020 - 11:00am
By: Sandi Caldrone, Data Repository Outreach Specialist The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) has published over 1,100 open access datasets from Purdue researchers – no small feat – but we want to do more. How can we make more of Purdue’s cutting-edge research data FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable? We’re starting at the […]

The Importance of Open Access Scholarship in Structural Equity and Inclusion

20 October 2020 - 5:00am
By: Mark Puente, Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Inclusion and Diversity The theme for the 2020 Open Access Week is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” The theme is timely in light of the structural inequities that have come to light in recent months with the global pandemic as well […]

Professor Nicholas K. Rauh Awarded Leadership in Open Access Award

19 October 2020 - 7:00am
Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies is proud to announce the 2020 winner of the Leadership in Open Access Award, Professor Nicholas K. Rauh. Since 2010, the Leadership in Open Access Award has been awarded annually to a member of the Purdue community who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to broadening the reach of scholarship […]

Open Access @ Purdue: What It Is and Why It Matters

19 October 2020 - 5:00am
By: Nina Collins, Scholarly Publishing Specialist As we begin our celebration of Open Access Week 2020, it is important to define what Open Access means and why it matters at Purdue University. Open Access, in the broadest sense, is free and immediate access to scholarly literature, coupled with re-use permissions. Open Access does not require […]

Open Access and COVID-19

4 May 2020 - 3:00am
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the importance of access to digital information. Collaboration in a digital environment has become paramount as researchers seek to answer questions about the novel coronavirus. These researchers and scholars need immediate access to research and datasets being used by other scholars in order to build on existing […]

Purdue University Press Open Access Resources

19 March 2020 - 6:59am
Purdue University Press is pleased to offer open access resources made available on Purdue e-Pubs, the open access text repository and publishing platform supported by the Purdue University Libraries. Additionally, Purdue University Press is offering a special 40% discount on all books through April 15. Details are below. Here is a brief summary of what is […]

Dean Beth McNeil: Advocating for Open, Transparent, and Sustainable Access to Scholarship

25 October 2019 - 7:55am
Oct. 21-27, 2019, is International Open Access Week. This is part of a series — written by Purdue faculty and staff — that demonstrates the benefits of open access scholarly publishing. For the entire series, visit http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/oaweek19/. by Beth McNeil, Dean of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and Esther Ellis Norton Professor […]

Publishing Open Access and Transformed Datasets

24 October 2019 - 12:45pm
Oct. 21-27, 2019, is International Open Access Week. This is part of a series — written by Purdue faculty and staff — that demonstrates the benefits of open access scholarly publishing. For the entire series, visit http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/oaweek19/. by Sandi Caldrone, Data Repository Outreach Specialist Publishing open access data requires imagination. When I review datasets submitted […]

Open Access for Alumni

23 October 2019 - 9:25am
Oct. 21-27, 2019, is International Open Access Week. This is part of a series — written by Purdue faculty — that demonstrates the benefits of open access scholarly publishing. For the entire series, visit http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/oaweek19/. by Erla P. Heyns, Head, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Business Division Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies […]

The Evolution of the Joint Transportation Research Program

22 October 2019 - 9:18am
Oct. 21-27, 2019, is International Open Access Week. This is part of a series — written by Purdue faculty — that demonstrates the benefits of open access scholarly publishing. For the entire series, visit http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/oaweek19/. by Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Director, Joint Transportation Research Program The Purdue e-Pubs open access […]

Democratizing Readership of Research on Teaching and Learning Engineering

21 October 2019 - 10:01pm
by Monica Cardella and Senay Purzer, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University As editors, we have had countless conversations with prospective authors and other colleagues about the model used for the Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER): an online, open access, common good journal. Free for readers to access articles, free for authors to […]

Wayne Wright Honored with 2019 Leadership in Open Access Award

21 October 2019 - 4:00am
Purdue University College of Education Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs, and Faculty Development and Professor and Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language Wayne Wright has been selected as the recipient of 2019 Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and the Office of the Provost. […]

“What Open Access Means to You” Panel Oct. 22, Part of Open Access Week Celebration at Purdue

26 September 2019 - 4:36pm
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies will kick off International Open Access Week (October 21-27) with the announcement of the Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) and Purdue University Office of the Provost. During the week, PULSIS and the Purdue University Press (PUP) will […]

Purdue Libraries Establishes Open Access Fund to Support Purdue Researchers’ OA Publishing Pursuits

26 October 2018 - 8:00am
Purdue University Libraries has established an Open Access Publishing Fund to support Purdue faculty, students, and staff (on the West Lafayette campus) who wish to publish their research in fully Open Access journals. According to Scholarly Publishing Specialist Nina Collins, individuals may apply for up to $2,000 to offset charges to publish in scholarly peer-reviewed […]

Purdue Faculty Recognized for Contributions to Open Access Publishing

22 October 2018 - 12:01pm
Seven individuals from Purdue University are being recognized (Monday, Oct. 22) for their contributions to open access with the Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and the Office of the Provost. This week (Oct. 22-28) academic institutions and libraries across the globe are celebrating the benefits of Open Access for research and […]

Libraries to Offer Sessions on Open Access Publishing During Open Access Week Oct. 22-28

11 October 2018 - 5:09pm
Purdue University Libraries will kick off International Open Access Week (October 22-28) with a presentation, “Transparency and Openness in Publishing,” at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 in Armstrong, room 315. Led by Scholarly Publishing Specialist Nina Collins and Data Repository Outreach Specialist Sandi Caldrone, the session will cover current issues in scholarly publishing, the benefits […]

Predatory Publishing and Purdue Faculty: What You Need to Know

31 August 2018 - 9:39am
The scholarly publishing landscape has changed more in the last 20 years than the last 300 years. Every year, we see the rise of new technologies and innovations in scholarly publishing, and in many ways, the rapid change has made it difficult for the remainder of the scholarly community to keep pace. Unfortunately, not all […]

Johns Hopkins Libraries Dean to Present “Research Infrastructure for Open Scholarship” April 26 in Stewart Center

6 April 2018 - 10:02am
Learn about how faculty and staff at Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries are building research infrastructure to support open scholarship for a range of disciplines—spanning the sciences to the humanities—at the Purdue University Libraries’ upcoming guest talk by Sayeed Choudhury. The Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and […]

Shofar: A 35-Year Retrospective

15 December 2017 - 9:59pm
In 2018, the long respected publication Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies welcomes a new look, a new schedule, and new editors. Purdue University Press reflects upon and celebrates the past 35 successful volumes in preparation for the Association for Jewish Studies annual conference, where the future of Shofar will be unveiled in our […]

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