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Reading about Open Access can be hard. So we have videos

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:

What is Open Access from PHD Comics

 

Celebrate the ability to read because of Open Access by reading about Open Access

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.

Does our front page look weird to you?

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 are available this Tues, Wed. and Thurs.

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.

Library open this weekend and Labour Day

Just a reminder that Leddy will be open Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2: from 1pm to 8pm and open on Monday, September 3 (Labour Day)from 8am to 8pm.

Regular Fall Term hours begin on Tuesday September 4th and you can see them on our Hours page: http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/hours

It's almost September. We can't wait to see you again!

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