Leddy News

Geospatial data specialist Carina Xue Luo discusses food deserts with the Windsor Star

Carina Xue Luo, geospatial data specialist at the Academic Data Centre here at Leddy Library, had the opportunity discuss the issue of food deserts in Windsor with the Windsor Star. Her research indicates that "fewer than one in five people in Windsor live within walking distance of a grocery store".

Windsor Studies in Argumentation open access book is the unglueit book of the day!

Last fall the Leddy Library helped the philosophy department and CRRAR publish the first title in their open access monograph series, Windsor Studies in Argumentation (WSIA). That book, What do we Know about the World: Rhetorical and Argumentative Perspectives, is now featured as the unglueit creative commons book of the day! Have a look! Book two in the series, the Rise of Informal Logic, will be out soon.

The New Leddy Library Information Desk is now Open!

It's open and it's beautiful! After many months, the wait is over! On July 31st, the Leddy Library opened its brand new "one stop shop" for students, staff and faculty. The desk includes services from 3 areas (reference, circulation and IT assistance) conveniently located as you enter the building. Joey Zhou, an HK grad student, is the first to use our brand new circulation desk! Yay!! Please drop by and check out our new area!

 

Avoiding Hijacked Journals and Predatory Publishers

Predatory publishers who attempt to take financial advantage of academics seeking a home for their research have been a growing concern in the scholarly publishing world. In a recent post from from Scholarly Open Access: Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing, the issue predatory publishers and hijacked journals was raised. From the site:

Global Commodities Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange

Global Commodities Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange contains resources on the history of key commodities that have been exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. In addition to Interactive Charts, Maps and Data this resource include wide range of primary-source materials such as Original Records, Photographs, Maps and Advertisements.

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