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Library Publishing Forum 2016

By Andrew Rouner on July 7, 2016

Emily Stenberg, Digital Publishing and Preservation Librarian, and I attended the Library Publishing Forum 2016, the annual conference for the Library Publishing Consortium, in May. This group formed in response to increasing numbers of academic libraries that have become involved with digital pu...

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Open Scholarship Update: June 2016

By Emily Stenberg on June 21, 2016

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 sa...

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Open Scholarship Update: May 2016

By Emily Stenberg on May 6, 2016

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 pu...

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Open Scholarship Reaches 2 Million Downloads

By Emily Stenberg on May 5, 2016

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...

Hydra Stop & Learn May 13

By Shannon Davis on May 2, 2016

On Friday, May 13, the Libraries will host information sessions on Hydra to help WUSTL students, faculty, and staff become familiar with the platform. The sessions are free, and all students, faculty, and staff are welcome. For more information, contact Andrew Rouner at arouner@wustl.edu. Schedul...

Michelangelo Document Featured in Podcast

By Jody Mitori on April 18, 2016

“Hold That Thought,” the podcast from Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, recently featured a story about a rare document in the University Libraries’ Special Collections. In the podcast, host Claire Navarro talks to art historian and author William Wallace about a paper wr...

Open Scholarship update – April 2016

By Emily Stenberg on April 5, 2016

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 Gu...

New sculpture honors those who sued for freedom

By Shannon Davis on March 30, 2016

The Civil Courts building in downtown St. Louis will soon have a new sculpture by Preston Jackson honoring the more than 300 slaves and lawyers who sued for freedom in the early 1800s. St. Louis was unique in providing this opportunity to enslaved persons. Slaves could go to court to fight for th...

Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

By Len Augsburger on March 4, 2016

The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) is now live and open to the general public at NewmanPortal.org. Funded by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), NNP is administered through Washington University in St. Louis, and aims to provide the most comprehensive numismatic resources av...

Rails Girls

By Shannon Davis on February 25, 2016

Last weekend, February 19-20, I attended a Rails Girls event in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rails Girls gives attendees an opportunity to learn the basics of building a web application with Ruby on Rails in an informal environment. These training events encourage women to explore technology and compu...