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University Records Project to discover undocumented history (From Purdue Today)

Archives and Special Collections - 28 March 2014 - 10:43am
University Records Project to discover undocumented history The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center is attempting to track down undocumented Purdue history through the University Records Project. Started in March 2013, the University Records Project, a university-wide initiative supported by the provost’s office, seeks to identify records from all academic units on […]

DataCite, re3data.org, and Databib Announce Collaboration

Open Access - 25 March 2014 - 2:08pm
Databib and “re3data.org – Registry of Research Data Repositories” are pleased to announce their plan to merge their two projects into one service that will be managed under the auspices of DataCite by the end of 2015. Their joint proposal to the DataCite General Assembly was approved today, in advance of the 3rd Plenary Meeting […]

DataCite, re3data.org, and Databib Announce Collaboration

Purdue Press News - 25 March 2014 - 2:08pm
Databib and “re3data.org – Registry of Research Data Repositories” are pleased to announce their plan to merge their two projects into one service that will be managed under the auspices of DataCite by the end of 2015. Their joint proposal to the DataCite General Assembly was approved today, in advance of the 3rd Plenary Meeting […]

Purdue University Libraries honors women deans through ‘Quest for Equality Exhibit’, ‘The Deans’ Bible’ book launch

Purdue Press News - 20 March 2014 - 9:34am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries’ Division of Archives and Special Collections will celebrate Women’s History Month with an archival display, online exhibit and book launch recognizing Purdue women who helped pave the way for future women leaders.  The “Quest for Equality” exhibit is on display from March 19 to July 31 in the […]

Purdue University Press 2014 Annual Catalog of Books and Journals Now Online

Purdue Press News - 14 March 2014 - 1:25pm
The 2014 annual catalog of books and journals through Purdue University Press is now online, check out what will be happening this year with Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services! http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/pages/catalogs-leaflets    

Purdue marks 100 years of Road School with Indiana Transportation Exhibit

Archives and Special Collections - 17 February 2014 - 9:45am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Libraries and Special Collections is commemorating 100 years of hosting the Purdue Road School with a special exhibit focusing on Indiana transportation. “The Crossroads of America: Indiana Transportation in the Early 20th Century,” is on display through March 13 in the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research […]

Integrating Information Book Published

Purdue Press News - 3 February 2014 - 9:56am
The first in a new series, the book Integrating Information into the Engineering Design Process edited by Michael Fosmire and David Radcliffe is now available. Michael Fosmire is Head of the Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Technology Division of the Purdue University Libraries and Professor of Library Science while David Radcliffe is Kamyar Haghighi Head of […]

Digital Commons Community Tops One Million Open Access Full-Text Objects

Open Access - 19 December 2013 - 4:03pm
In a recent  DC Telegraph post, Digital Commons announced that there are now more than one million open access, full-text objects available across Digital Commons member repositories.

Nobel Winner Declares Boycott of Top Science Journals

Open Access - 11 December 2013 - 12:04pm
In a recent article published in The Guardian, Nobel winner Randy Schekman states why  his lab will no longer send papers to the top-tier journals.

Google Books Copyright Lawsuit Win is a Significant Victory for University Libraries, including Purdue

Open Access - 19 November 2013 - 12:31pm
     WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Litigation between Google and the Authors Guild that has been ongoing since 2005 has resulted in a win for Google and university libraries, including Purdue University Libraries.  On November 14, 2013, Judge Denny Chin found in favor of Google and dismissed the lawsuit brought against them by the Authors Guild. […]

Google Books Copyright Lawsuit Win is a Significant Victory for University Libraries, including Purdue

Purdue Press News - 19 November 2013 - 12:31pm
     WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Litigation between Google and the Authors Guild that has been ongoing since 2005 has resulted in a win for Google and university libraries, including Purdue University Libraries.  On November 14, 2013, Judge Denny Chin found in favor of Google and dismissed the lawsuit brought against them by the Authors Guild. […]

JPUR Abstract Proposal Deadline is Nov. 15

Purdue Press News - 13 November 2013 - 2:12pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Each year students from all disciplines submit abstract proposals in hopes of being accepted to be published as either an article or snapshot in the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR).  JPUR showcases the best undergraduate research at Purdue and highlights the student as the author.  The first deadline for proposals […]

Purdue Team of Scientists, Librarians are the Driving Force behind new Agricultural Data-Sharing Techniques (From Oct. 25, 2013 Library Journal)

Open Access - 8 November 2013 - 4:36pm
(Published Oct. 25 by Ian Chant, Library Journal) Agricultural research can take seasons to come to fruition, meaning the data researchers gather is voluminous, tracking things like weather patterns and crop yields over years. A failure to establish data standards and sharing practices means that most of these raw figures never make it out of […]

Despite Differences, University Libraries and Presses Partner More Often (From Nov. 5, 2013 edition, Library Journal)

Purdue Press News - 5 November 2013 - 3:21pm
(Published November 5, 2013 by Ian Chant, Library Journal) When Purdue University Press was brought under the wing of the university’s library in 2009, it was a marriage of necessity, brought on by the flagging financial fortunes of the press. Since being absorbed into the library in 2009, the press has moved from reporting to […]

Victoria Stodden Lecture (Oct. 25) on Open Research Data and Code now Available for Online Viewing

Open Access - 30 October 2013 - 9:48am
The Universal streaming archive of the October 25, 2013 “Scientific Reproducibility: Opportunities and Challenges for Open Research Data and Code” presentation by Victoria Stodden is available for online viewing at the following URL: http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/1020782/uiconf_id/20418672/entry_id/1_bns3or07/embed/legacy?&flashvars[streamerType]=auto Abstract:  It is now widely recognized that the traditional published article is insufficient to permit verification of computational results. The emergence […]

Purdue e-Pubs celebrates 5-millionth download, success of highly utilized collections and their impact on research

Open Access - 22 October 2013 - 8:25am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue e-Pubs, one of the three institutional repositories as part of Purdue University Libraries, has reached another significant milestone, hitting 5 million downloads this past month.  A key collection piece downloaded as part of this milestone is the Birck and NCN publication series, one of the most popular and highly utilized […]

Purdue University Libraries Launches New, Open Access Resource Website

Open Access - 17 October 2013 - 10:47am
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — In association with Open Access Week – Oct. 21 to 27, 2013, Purdue University Libraries has launched a new, Open Access website with key resources, timely information and University expertise on the issues and topics related to Open Access.  The website is located at: lib.purdue.edu/openaccess Open Access (OA) describes the online, […]

Open Access Now Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Open Access - 11 October 2013 - 2:56pm
October 5, 2013 marks the 1 year anniversary of the launching of Open Access Now.  Open Access Now is a team-managed, one stop source for news, policy and current writing about open access and scholarly communication. The purpose of this publication is to centralize and aggregate the variety of information that is published, online or […]

DOAJ and OASPA Respond to Science Article

Open Access - 11 October 2013 - 2:52pm
Read the recent responses from  the Directory of Open Access Journals and the  Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association  to the recent “sting” that was reported in Science in an article entitled, “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review.”

Digital Commons Community Well-Positioned to Participate in SHARE

Open Access - 9 October 2013 - 1:26pm
In the recent edition of the Digital Commons DC Telegraph, Bepress discusses how well the Digital Commons community is positioned to participate in the Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). Proposed by the  Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the SHARE model puts institutional […]

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