Open Access

Scholarly communications links from June 2016

By Ruth Lewis on June 30, 2016

OpenCon 2016: Only one week left to apply to attend OpenCon 2016 on November 12-14 in Washington, DC! Applicants can request a travel scholarship, which will be awarded to most of those accepted. OpenCon seeks to bring together students and early career academic professionals from around the worl...

Scholarly communications links from May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2016

Open access week, October 24-30, 2016: Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”. Activities at Washington University have varied over the years. If you have ideas or would like to work on a plan for Open Access Week 2016, please contact Ruth Lewis. Open acce...

Elsevier acquires SSRN; How to share

By Ruth Lewis on May 19, 2016

Elsevier acquires SSRN, announced May 17: Social Science Research Network SSRN is hugely popular in some law, economics, and other communities for sharing working papers, preprints and citations, so this news is getting a lot of discussion. I think Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Associate Executive Direct...

Discipline wheel for Open Scholarship

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 The Political Librarian Volume 2 of The Political Librarian is now available at The pu...

Scholarly communications links from April 2016

By Ruth Lewis on April 28, 2016

Worth reading: Takeaways from SPARC MORE conference, March 2016. I attended this conference; SPARC Open has done a nice job of distilling some of the big issues. The recordings are a little disappointing since a few are cut off or missing. Some of my favorite presenters: Danny Anderson, President...