How Can You Be Like Stephen Hawking?

By Emily Stenberg on October 24, 2017 in Digital Gateway

In honor of Open Access Week, Stephen Hawking’s thesis “Properties of expanding universes” was made freely and openly available on the Cambridge University website. Previously, the 1966 thesis was only available in print at the library or required people to pay for a scanned copy. Read more about Hawking’s decision here. Washington University also makes […]

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Research center’s video lectures streaming in Open Scholarship

By Emily Stenberg on September 22, 2017 in Digital Gateway, Engineering

Open Scholarship is now home to a series of approximately 150 seminar videos from the Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC), which is within the School of Engineering. The videos are streamable recordings of lectures given by clinicians and researchers from around the world and date back to 2006. This project was a collaborative effort between Emily […]

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Open Scholarship update – October 2016

By Emily Stenberg on October 21, 2016 in Digital Gateway

This will now be a quarterly update. Look for announcements in January, April, July, and October. New Publications in Open Scholarship Below are just a few of the new additions since July: An Introduction to Set Theory and Topology by mathematics professor Ronald C. Freiwald. This is a new Open Educational Resource based on Professor […]

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Open Scholarship update – July 2016

By Emily Stenberg on July 21, 2016 in Digital Gateway

New bepress Dashboard bepress recently unveiled the previously announced changes to its administrator Dashboard, which provides usage statistics and visualizations. Administrators can access more detailed reports of the collections you oversee. If you’re not an administrator and want to know the data for a specific department, let me know. One new feature is the ability to […]

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Open Scholarship Update: June 2016

By Emily Stenberg on June 21, 2016 in Digital Gateway

Library Publishing Forum 2016 In May I attended the Library Publishing Forum held at the University of North Texas. The theme was “Amplifying scholarship: More Choices, More Voices.” I was part of a panel on publishing undergraduate scholarship and co-led a birds-of-a-feather discussion on the same subject—the slides are on the conference site and will […]

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Open Scholarship Update: May 2016

By Emily Stenberg on May 6, 2016 in Digital Gateway

Open Scholarship Reaches 2 Million Downloads! The repository hit the number on April 28. More at https://library.wustl.edu/open-scholarship-reaches-2-million-downloads/ The Political Librarian Volume 2 of The Political Librarian is now available at http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/pollib/. The publishing partnership between Washington University Libraries and EveryLibrary to host The Political Librarian was announced in April: https://library.wustl.edu/wu-libraries-host-online-journal-political-librarian/. Volume 1 is also now […]

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Open Scholarship Reaches 2 Million Downloads

By Emily Stenberg on May 5, 2016 in Digital Gateway

Do you remember what you were researching on Thursday, April 28? That was the day Open Scholarship had its 2 millionth download! On that day, approximately 1300 items were downloaded more than 2100 times including theses and dissertations from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and Sam Fox School of […]

Open Scholarship update – April 2016

By Emily Stenberg on April 5, 2016 in Digital Gateway

Ordering a Print Version of an ETD As of February 1, 2016, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences no longer accepts paper copies of theses and dissertations for binding. A new online system is available at wustl.thesisondemand.com. More information is available in the Doctoral Dissertation Guide and Master’s Thesis Guide produced by the Graduate […]