Academic libraries across the country are experiencing significant challenges to their information resources budgets, and University of Windsor’s Leddy Library is no exception. The library has faced diminished purchasing power for its collections budgets over the past several years due to 3 main factors:
The new year is a wonderful opportunity to step up your game in the next semester.
Don't know where to start? Borrow Learning Objects - a box of things designed to help you be a better a student in 2017 and get inspired.
The box is available at the Main Circulation Desk of the Leddy Library. Just bring this call number - ZPR650 .B001 - to the Desk.
► Sci-Hub Problems and Questions
What is Sci-Hub?
Sci-Hub is a search interface that works with a repository called Library Genesis (LibGen) to give readers access to a collection of articles taken illegally from scientific journals. In addition to drawing on the LibGen repository, Sci-Hub also uses the login credentials of university employees to bypass institutional authentication barriers and access journal content to which the university has licensed access.
The Leddy Library is happy to announce the publication of the proceedings of the 11th Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation Conference. This year's timely theme is Argumentation, Objectivity and Bias. The 174 articles, commentaries, and keynotes are now available open access in Scholarship at UWindsor along with the publications from OSSA 1-10. Thanks to everyone involved in making this possible.
From the OSSA 11 editors:
This week, the Government of Canada announced that Viola Desmond (1914-1965) will be featured on the new ten dollar bill in 2018. Who is Viola Desmond? Here are some facts and resources to help you get to know her and her important story.
Fort McMurray residents were forced to flee a huge wildfire that destroyed much of their city in Canada’s Alberta province in May 2016. About 88,000 residents were evacuated from the oil-rich region during the fire, the costliest natural disaster in Canada’s history. More than a month later, some returned (Ash and Oil [9 min.]) to pick up the pieces and resume their lives.
A social networking site is not an open access repository
“What’s the difference between ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and the institutional repository, Scholarship@UWindsor?”
“I put my papers in ResearchGate, is that enough for the open access policy?
The 2016-2017 Librarian Research Series (LRS) was launched in September. The LRS provides the opportunity for the library and campus community to hear more about the exciting, innovative, and diverse research projects being undertaken by the librarians of the University of Windsor. This semester, we have five presentations from members of the Leddy Library community:
September 30, 2016 Pascal Calarco
New Competencies for eResearch
The Leddy Library invites you to our Open Access Week 2016 events. Open Access Week (October 24 - 28th) is a global event now entering its eighth year. This international event is an opportunity for researchers around the world to continue to learn about the benefits of Open Access, to share their experience with colleagues, and to help improve access to scholarship and research around the world.