Scholarly Communications

Participants Help Preserve Information in DataRescueWU Event

By Ruth Lewis on April 19, 2017

Washington University Libraries and the School of Law Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic hosted a data rescue event for the university community on April 14. Recently, a number of data rescue events have been held nationwide, through the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) a...

Scholarly communications selected links from March, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on March 30, 2017

Unpaywall is a browser extension for Chrome or Firefox created at ImpactStory; it seeks free-to-read versions of articles. Unpaywall uses OpenDOI so must have a DOI. The Open Access Button is another tool to add to your toolbox; it works differently. It has a few new features and improvements. Mo...

Scholarly communications selected links from February, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017 marked the 15th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative BOAI15 #ElsevierValentines 2017: A lightly-curated selection of #ElsevierValentines tweets may make you think or smile. Plum Analytics has been acquired by Elsevier – “scientific publishers are investing ...

RIP Eugene Garfield

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2017

Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information, Current Contents and Science Citation Index (now Web of Science), among others, died February 26. I was dumbfounded by many colleagues who did not know who he was when I was asking around yesterday so thought I needed to do som...

Preprints news from February, 2017, and why are we interested

By Ruth Lewis on February 27, 2017

I seem to mention preprints nearly every month and this month is no exception: Forecasting the Growth of Preprints in Biology Preprints – what’s in it for me?, post by Isabel Baker consisting of interviews with UK Medical Research Council researchers who have posted preprints Forthcoming open acc...

Fair use week, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on February 27, 2017

There have been an outstanding collection of blog posts, videos, infographics, etc., during Fair Use Week, 2017. Since fair use is so important to academic work, I highly recommend you review some of them. The fair use week blog has roundup posts for all 5 days of Fair Use Week! I want to call sp...

Fair Use & WashU

By Micah Zeller on February 20, 2017

It’s here: Fair Use Week. To be “fair” (sorry), given its role on campus, every week could lay claim to the name. But there’s value in recognizing—even celebrating—the doctrine’s role in the academic enterprise, and specifically, to our work at WashU Libraries. So in obser...

Open access / public access news from December 2016 – January 2017

By Ruth Lewis on January 31, 2017

Presentations from OpenCon 2016 are now available on YouTube. OpenCon is a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system of research and education. OpenCon 2016 was held in Washing...