Leddy News

Team Mo Leddy

A group from the Leddy Library is hoping to change the face of men’s health, and its members are putting their faces on the line.

Franco Magliaro, John Minos, Brian Owens, Joe Silvestri and Dino Spagnuolo have joined the Movember movement, growing moustaches through the month of November in an effort to raise awareness and funds in support of men’s health issues, especially prostate cancer.

“We were just talking one day and decided to combine our efforts as a team,” says Magliaro, captain of Mo Leddy. “We hope our colleagues will pitch in and make a donation.”

Leddy Library's plan commits to leadership in learning

Student input helped to inform the strategic direction of the Leddy Library, says its dean Gwen Ebbett, and its focus on five key points.

The library recently unveiled its plan, which dovetails with the objectives of the University’s plan, Thinking Forward … Taking Action.

“In truth, it was not that difficult for us to come up with our goals,” Ebbett says. “We are already making movement on a number of these items.”

The plan lays out a course of action to:

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.

Scholarship at UWindsor Launch Nov 1st

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.

MPublishing's Shana Kimball: Oct 23 2-4pm Leddy Library 4th Floor Lounge

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.

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

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