Grad Students: Get Job Experience in Open Access & Digital Scholarship

The UW Tacoma Library is hiring an Open Access and Digital Scholarship Specialist. This position will participate and support the Library’s efforts to key areas: Enabling UW Tacoma faculty and students to openly share their scholarly work. Engaging with emerging forms of scholarship that leverage the affordances of digital technologies. Graduate students on any one Read More…

Predatory publishing and vetting scholarly journals

The Open Access movement has the potential to increase public access to research, create more diverse conversations about new ideas, and completely change the scholarly publishing industry — but that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges to be addressed. Among them is the growth of “predatory publishing,” or the practice of profit-driven or unethical journals preying Read More…

#TacomaPublicDomain Reflections for OA Week

On Monday of this week, I had had the opportunity to present to the IAS Seminar: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Local History, being taught this quarter by Kim Davenport, and shared these slides: When we scheduled this presentation awhile ago, I hadn’t realized that it would fall during Open Access Week, but it turned out to Read More…