Digital file sharing has undoubtedly altered the landscape of music distribution. However, similar changes have not occurred within the realm of academic publishing. What might be dubbed as academic piracy was rarely heard of until the recent death of Aaron Swartz. Before his death Swartz was facing the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence for allegedly unlawfully downloading roughly 4 million journal articles from JSTOR.
Faculty and graduate students have the ability to borrow most items from the Leddy Library for a loan periods of a semester.
Books currently out on semester loan will be due on January 15th, so please be sure to either renew these items or return them to the library shortly.
The following is a re-print of ActiveHistory.ca's January 4th post Ten Books to Contextualize Idle No More by Andrew Watson and Thomas Peace. Thomas Peace is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth College; Andrew Watson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at York University. The original post has many other book recommendations made in response to the original ten suggestions - nine of which are currently available at the Leddy Library.
Our library catalogue has been lovingly updated and with the update comes the return of two features that we know were missed.
The Leddy Library has a variety of different video formats in our collections, namely: video cassettes, DVDs and streaming video. Now, by selecting video from the All formats drop down menu, you can search all video formats at once.
For the week of November 26th - December 14th 2012, you can donate food for fines!
That's right! You can make a donation to the University of Windsor Food Bank and help fellow students reducing your own library fines. Here are the conditions:
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.”
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:
Our library catalogue tells you a lot of things about the books that we have in our collection, but for a period of time, it didn't tell you on what floor your books were located and you had to look up each item in this table on our website: http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/call-number-locations
But that's been fixed!
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:
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.