New resource for UW students and researchers:
How Do I…?
Guides on frequently asked questions. How do I…
* cite sources?
* connect from off campus to UW Restricted resources?
* find books?
* find journal articles?
* find news articles?
* find DVDs, videos, music?
* find images and photos?
* get help writing my paper?
All the answers can be found here: http://guides.lib.washington.edu/howdoi
UW Libraries hosts Open Access Week: Publishing Your Work in the Digital Age
October 20-22, 2009
In conjunction with 2009 Open Access Week www.openaccessweek.org , the UW Libraries is offering four programs that explore various aspects of the current landscape of scholarly publishing and access, as well as projections for the future.
Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.
OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review.
OA literature is not free to produce, even if it is less expensive to produce than conventionally published literature. The question is not whether scholarly literature can be made costless, but whether there are better ways to pay the bills than by charging readers and creating access barriers. Business models for paying the bills depend on how OA is delivered.
Tue, Oct. 20, 3:30-5:00pm
Johnson Hall 102
Journal Publishing: Economics and Access
Wed, October 21, 12:00-1:00pm
Health Sciences D-209 Turner Auditorium
Access to Research and Your Rights as an Author
Wed, Oct. 21, 3:30-5:00pm
Johnson Hall 102
Publishing Prognosis: The Future of the Monograph
Thu, Oct. 22, 3:30-5:00pm
Odegaard Undergraduate Library 220
The Future of Access to Scholarly Publications
UW 1968 Yearbook
Simon & Garfunkul, 1968
I heard a great story today about the 1968 Simon & Garfunkel concert at UW’s Hec Ed Paviallon. A quick search in the UW Library’s Digital Collection brought up the photographic evidence. The collection is huge and holds much more than just UW history images. Check it out: http://content.lib.washington.edu/index.html