March 29th, 2013
When: Wednesday, April 17, 3:30 – 5:00pm
Where: Watson 455
This event is free and open to the public.
Join us for a discussion on contemporary scholarly publishing issues. Focusing on the practical needs of editors of scholarly journals, but open to all interested parties, topics for this session include:
1) Journal usage metrics: Using Google Analytics to track usage of OJS journals
2) The challenges ahead for the scholarly journal, as explored in the special issue of Amodern: http://amodern.net/.
3) Given these challenges, what future do you envision for your scholarly journal, and what will it take to help you get there?
Stuart Day, Editor, Latin American Theatre Review
Wade Garrison, Digital Humanities Librarian
Brian Rosenblum, Scholarly Digital Initiatives Librarian
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January 30th, 2013
CDS is pleased to announce the launch of the Journal of Melittology, a new open access, online journal dedicated to research on bees. Founded and edited by Michael Engel, Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, the Journal of Melittology “seeks to rapidly disseminate the results of research conducted on bees (Apoidea: Anthophila) in their broadest sense.” The journal utilizes the Open Journal System platform to help manage the article submission, peer review, and publication process, and publishes articles individually as they are ready for publication. The journal is hosted by CDS as part of our digital publishing support service.
October 31st, 2012
The 11th Annual GIS Day@KU is November 14th, 2012 in the Kansas Union. The event will include a job and information fair, student presentation competition, and speakers throughout the day. Please register if you plan to attend any part of the symposium. We hope to see you on GIS Day!
October 11th, 2012
The schedule of events for KU’s 2012 Celebration of Open Access Week, October 22-26, is available on the Open Access@KU web site. See http://openaccess.ku.edu/OAWeek2012.shtml for more information.
July 31st, 2012
This image was extracted from a JOGs map, many of which the KU Libraries hold as georeferenced images. They are useful for base maps and fairly detailed. See index at: http://geocommons.com/maps/154865#
Check out updated and new datasets out with ArcGIS 10.1: http://guides.lib.ku.edu/content.php?pid=52111&sid=2894015, including U.S. and European census data. Many of these layers are useful reference data such as county boundaries, cities, etc.
KU students, staff and faculty can consult with the Libraries’ GIS Specialist for assistance with any data/maps/GIS-related class or research project. Contact Rhonda Houser at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-1238. Find more spatial news at: http://guides.lib.ku.edu/gis.
July 3rd, 2012
Congratulations to the authors of the 10 most popular items in KU ScholarWorks during June, 2012! The top 10 listing is now available on the KU ScholarWorks web site.
June 5th, 2012
Auslegung: a journal of philosophy is now available in KU ScholarWorks. Auslegung has been published by the Graduate Association of Students in Philosophy at the University of Kansas since 1973. Papers are reviewed by faculty from universities in the U.S. and Canada. The online archive, freely available except for the last thee published volumes, contains 500 items and will continue to be updated as new issues are published.
For more information about the journal, see the Auslegung home page.
May 24th, 2012
Sign the White House petition: http://wh.gov.6TH
The Obama Administration is actively considering taking action to open up the results of research funded by taxpayer dollars, by making scientific articles freely available online.
As of May 30, more than 21,000 people have signed a petition (wh.gov/6TH) on the White House “We the People” website that calls for Public Access to all Federally Funded Research. If the petition garners 25,000 signatures by June 19, it will be reviewed by White House staff, and considered for action. We’re more than three-quarters of the way to the goal!
Consider signing the petition today, and encourage your colleagues, friends and family to do the same. You are eligible to sign if you are at least 13 years old, and have a valid email address.
Want to learn more? Here’s a great one-minute YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FoYxzPZDuw
April 24th, 2012
The Scholarly Communication program in the Center for Digital Scholarship has launched a new web site, Open Access@KU: http://openaccess.ku.edu.
The web site contains information about open access efforts at KU and around the world. Current topics include the Elsevier boycott organized by mathematicians, the Federal Research Public Access Act, and current news stories and webcasts about access to scholarly research.
April 19th, 2012
Congratulations to the authors of the 10 most popular items in KU ScholarWorks during February, 2012! The top 10 listing is now available on the KU ScholarWorks web site.