Posts Tagged ‘open access’

MacOdrum Library invites you to join us for International Open Access Week 2015, October 19-25!

Learn more about Open Access and hear about some projects using open data, and other forms of open access information here at Carleton.

“What’s ‘Open’ Anyway?”
Thursday, October 22, 1:30-3:30
MacOdrum Library, room 482

  • Tracey Lauriault from the School of Journalism and Communications will give a talk entitled “Open data, open government, transparency and evidence-informed decision making and the 2015 Election”.
  • Rebecca Bartlett and Jennifer Whitney, both from the Library,  will talk about their innovative open data project  which maps electoral districts and voting records of MPs.
  • Hear about a Library-supported project to digitize current and historical OC Transpo route data.
  • Pat Moore and Julie Lavigne will talk about some of the initiatives and support for OA publishing at Carleton, including the specific ways in which you as a researcher can make your research output more visible.

There will be time for discussion and conversation after the presentations, and light refreshments will be served.

For more information: https://library.carleton.ca/Open-Access-Week-2015-events


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MacOdrum Library offers a variety of support for Open Access and scholarly publishing initiatives through a number of projects that are intended to provide the widest possible access to the work of Carleton research and scholars.

Publication Services include:

  • OJS – Open Journal Publication

Repositories include:

  • Dataverse
  • OJS

Funding to Support Open Access includes:

  • CURIE Fund
  • Graduate Student Open Access Award
  • Public Knowledge Project (PKP)

For more detailed information about the above initiatives, please visit the library’s new Open Access Support web page.

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GEOBASE has links to several current articles regarding scholarly publishing and open access. If you are interested in pursuing the path to ‘getting published’ – you might want to check these out for the most up to date information from around the world.

The Case for Open Access Publishing

The role of the academic journal publisher and open access publishing models

Sustainability and emerging issues in scholarly (self-)publishing

Why Journal Editors Have Other and More Pressing Concerns

Search GEOBASE by title to view these articles.

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Recently, the College Research and Libraries Journal published an article called “The Inevitability of Open Access,” in which it claimed that open access journals, which publish articles that are open to the public completely free of charge, will grow significantly in the scholarly realm in the next 10 to 15 years.

In fact, David Lewis, the author of the article and dean of libraries at IUPUI, wrote that open access publishing “could account for 50% of the scholarly journal articles sometime between 2017 and 2021, and 90% of articles as soon as 2020 and more conservatively by 2025.”  Read more here.

Source: SageConnection Blog

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The Open Access @ CUNY (City University of New York) Blog highlights open access scholarship and publishing across the university. It explains:

What it is, Why it’s important and How to use it!

This blog was created by a team of CUNY library faculty who are interested in promoting Open Access materials for their libraries and who also publish their own scholarship openly.

If you are interested in learning more about Open Access, this blog is a good starting point!

Source: Open Access @ CUNY

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Carleton University Library invites you to apply for the Carleton University Research Impact Endeavour (CURIE) Fund. The fund is a pilot project to provide funds for the reimbursement of reasonable article processing fees for articles authored or co-authored by Carleton researchers whose work is published in eligible peer-reviewed open access journals, for which no alternative funding is available.

Applicants are encouraged to read more about the CURIE Fund online, which includes eligibility guidelines, information about how the fund is administered, publicity, and application procedures.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact curie@cunet.carleton.ca

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Check out this newly published article from Carleton in the “open access” journal – Remote Sensing:

Rebecca Barker and Douglas J. King Article: Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) Potential Habitat Mapping Using Aerial Orthophotographic Imagery and Object Based Classification Remote Sens. 2012, 4(1), 194-219; doi:10.3390/rs4010194 Received: 14 November 2011; in revised form: 30 December 2011 / Accepted: 31 December 2011 / Published: 11 January 2012 Show/Hide Abstract | Download PDF Full-text (1376 KB)

Congratulations Rebecca and Doug!

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