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Digital Object Identifiers Assigned Through Washington University Libraries

By Washington University Libraries on January 29, 2020

The Washington University Libraries have contracted with DataCite to create free digital object identifiers (DOIs) for faculty, students, and researchers affiliated with Washington University who publish works on the Libraries’ platforms. DOIs are permanent identifiers that can be assigned to phy...

Fair Use and WashU: Part 2

By Micah Zeller on March 1, 2018

What’s that slow, steady rumble you’ve been feeling on campus this week? Why it’s Fair Use! February 26 – March 2 mark this year’s celebration, coordinated annually by ARL, of the legal doctrine “fair use.” We celebrate because of how central the provision is t...

Remembering William H. Gass

By Shannon Davis on December 8, 2017

William H. Gass, the David May Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at his home in University City, Mo. He was 93. Gass was an accomplished American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, photog...

Lady Liberty Coin Design

Newman Numismatic Portal: Building the Currency Library

By nicole.fry on November 3, 2017

This past October, I attended the Digital Library Federation 2017 conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was my first time at the event. While there, I was able to learn more about the digital humanities field and connect with others working on similar projects throughout the country. I als...

How Can You Be Like Stephen Hawking?

By Emily Stenberg on October 24, 2017

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...

Missouri Day with DPLA at the St. Louis Public Library

By Shannon Davis on October 24, 2017

October 18 is Missouri Day! This year, to mark the occasion, speakers and attendees from organizations in the St. Louis area gathered at the Creative Experience room at the Central Library in downtown St. Louis to present on their work and engagement with the Missouri Hub of the Digital Public Li...

Celebrate Missouri Day with DPLA!

By Shannon Davis on October 2, 2017

Washington University Libraries has been a member of the DPLA Missouri Hub since it was formed in 2013. Scholarly Publishing contributes metadata for all publicly accessible digital collections and exhibits, which are then searchable through DPLA’s interface with millions of other digital o...

Discipline wheel for Open Scholarship

Research center’s video lectures streaming in Open Scholarship

By Emily Stenberg on September 22, 2017

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...

Record Books now available on new platform

By Shannon Davis on August 31, 2017

A collection of Record Books from the St. Louis Circuit Court from 1809 through 1862 are now available on the Libraries’ Samvera (previously known as Hydra) platform. While the books have been digitized and available publicly as part of the St. Louis Circuit Court Records project for many y...