Leddy News

All Proquest products will be unavailable for 8 hours starting Saturday August 8 at 10:00pm

On Saturday, August 8, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for eight (8) hours. During this time, access to the Proquest databases that Leddy subscribes to will not be available. You can find a list of these databases at : http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/platform/proquest

Trial: Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876

30 day Trial: June 18 – July 17

Series 1 offers 340,000 issues from over 730 historical American titles. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies.

Please direct comments to Heidi Jacobs (hjacobs@uwindsor.ca)

Access to RefWorks will end in August, 2015

The Leddy Library has provided access to the RefWorks citation management system through a consortial arrangement with the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). This contract will no longer be renewed by OCUL.

As such, all access to RefWorks via the Leddy Library will cease. We urge users of RefWorks to export their references by August, 2015 because after this time it will no longer be possible to do so.

The Importance of Collecting Open Access Content at the Institutional Level

The library has a long history of collecting research at the institutional level. We have a responsibility for the collection of our graduate theses and dissertations. We have also always collected faculty publications albeit through subscriptions. However the emergence of open access means that we have begun to collect faculty content in a way that we didn't have to previously.

Publishers and Open Access Article Posting Policies

When talking about open access and the new Tri-Council and Windsor policies with faculty (http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/university-windsor-senate-passes-open-access-policy) there are some common questions we encounter. We are developing an FAQ, however in this post I'd like to address the question of author rights, publishing and article posting policies. 

Login to Scholarship at UWindsor with your UWIN ID

New and existing users of our institutional repository from the University of Windsor can now login to Scholarship at UWindsor with their existing UWIN ID and password! This makes it easier for you to get started and to continue to add content to the repository. Existing accounts made with your UWIN ID will automatically be synced on first login. 

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