Open Access Week is just around the corner! From October 23 – 27, the library will be hosting fun and practical events to celebrate! The theme of this year’s Open Access Week is “Open In Order To ________.” Why do you support Open Access?
Join us in the library computer room this Friday, October 6, noon – 1 PM, for the second installment of our Fall Skills Series in Scholarly Publishing and Communication: Working with NCBI.
Join us in the library computer room this Friday, September 15, noon – 1 PM, for the first of our Fall Skills Series in Scholarly Publishing and Communication: Finding and Evaluating Journals.
This fall the Lamar Soutter Library will be offering a Skills Series for faculty and students on Issues in Scholarly Publishing and Communication. This series will provide practical guidance on topics such as:
February means Fair Use Week! This week of February 20 – 24 marks the tradition of reflecting on and appreciating the importance of the Fair Use doctrine in copyright law.
Come by the library and visit our Fair Use Week display to learn more and to test your Fair Use interpretation skills!
On Wednesday, November 16, Faculty Council and the Lamar Soutter Library hosted an Open Access Policy Forum for the campus. We were joined by panelists Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, and Scott Lapinski, Digital Resources and Services Librarian at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).
Message regarding important changes to Subscription Databases: Science Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports
Effective August 2, 2016, the Lamar Soutter Library is cancelling the UMMS subscription to Thomson Reuters’ Science Citation Index (Web of Science) and Journal Citation Reports. In their place, the library has a subscription to the Scopus indexing database and SciVal research analytics tool provided by Elsevier.
The story of Sci-Hub presents a good opportunity to review the gross anatomy of scholarly publishing. Those of us in academia, whether we are faculty or support them, know that it is the researchers who investigate, write, and review academic research papers. We know that they do this for free. We know that publishers package these products and charge exorbitant prices for them. And we know that libraries pay these prices for access. Those who are lucky enough to be affiliated with a research library can access much of this content.