It's almost the end of Open Access Week and I don't know about you, but I'm having a hard time reading large amounts of text on a Friday afternoon. If you are in the same boat, then you might appreciate these videos about Open Access.
The first is called What is Open Access and is drawn by Jorge Cham of PHD Comics:
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.
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
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.
Welcome and welcome back to the Leddy Library!
As you may have noticed, we have a new library website. It has all sorts of new features including short videos to help you with Research Help and Writing Help.