Like so many other folks around the world, the Leddy Library is celebrating Open Access Week.
We celebrate as Open Access gains momentum in the scholarly world while recognizing that the concept of Open Access is not understood by everyone. My favourite definition of Open Access comes from Peter Suber:
Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
If you go to Google.com today, you will see a Google Doodle that celebrates a classic comic from yesteryear: Little Nemo in Slumberland.
Of course, while today's Google Doodle is larger than normal to accommodate this famously oversized comic, it still doesn't really do the real thing justice.
The University of Windsor and Leddy Library are excited to announce the launch of the Scholarship at UWindsor Institutional Repository. Scholarship at UWindsor is created with and maintained through the use of BePress's Digital Commons software service. Digital commons is now the leading hosted institutional repository and is used by several institutions in Canada.
Scholarly communication and academic publishing are quickly evolving and these developments are transforming the way we share research and scholarship. The Open Access movement has gained momentum and online electronic publishing is generating new avenues for communication. These changes have created opportunities for universities to increase access to the results research, develop and publish their own journals and monographs, and to share their raw data in order to enable new research.
Original Article from Nature
"After six years of negotiation, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) is now close to ensuring that nearly all particle-physics articles — about 7,000 publications last year — are made immediately free on journal websites."
It's come to our attention that the front page of the Leddy Library website doesn't always look right for those using Internet Explorer.
We think we have isolated the problem. Ironically, it appears that selecting the Compatibility View from Internet Explorer's Tools menu, causes our page to break.
Compatibility View is an option in that displays websites as if you were using an earlier version of Internet Explorer. As this is not necessary for our website, we suggest that you turn off or deselect this option
Given the dearth of soldiers’ diaries, Orderly Books provides historically valuable information about soldiers’ lives. Contains handwritten orderly books from both sides of the Revolutionary War, the French and Indian War, the War of 1812, the frontier and other deployments, documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817.
Library Tours will be held this week. You don't need to sign up - just show up!
Please join us at one of the times and dates above in the Lobby of the Leddy Library.
Tuesday, September 18th : 10 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19th : 10 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Thursday, September 20th : 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Expiring Oct. 19, 2012 these journals/papers represent Queen Victoria's life - from childhood, through accession, marriage, bereavement and the long years of widowhood - and through her eyes we also see the changing face of the nineteenth century, from her first diary entry in 1832 to shortly before her death in 1901, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages.