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…

Finding and Using Open Resources

Finding openly licensed resources is not difficult, and with the help of Washington’s Open Attribution Builder it is very easy to correctly attribute the work to its’ author. In Google Images, use the “Tools” button after you run a simple search to limit your results to openly licensed images. Choose a license from the drop Read More…

It’s OA Week!

It’s Open Access Week 2018, friends! If you’re new to this concept, let us fill you in. Open Access Week is an annual, global event focused on sharing the benefits of the Open Access movement. Here at the UWT Library, we hope to use it as an opportunity to educate, answer questions, and start conversations about Read More…