Open Access Week 2013

Open Access week is a global event, now in its 7th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. The theme of OA Week 2013 is Redefining Impact. This year the Leddy Library is taking the time to promote and showcase the OA activities undertaken by the library and campus. A lot of exciting work has been done around open access and continues to develop. To read more check out our information pamphlet.

On Friday October 25, 12:00pm – 12:30pm in Leddy Library, Room 302W Mita Williams will be giving a short lunchtime talk entitled a Field Guide to Reading and Writing Ecosystems. All are welcome.

Do you remember learning about ‘food webs’ in school?  Do you remember drawing the inter-connections between plants, animals, and the environment where they live?  On Friday, October 25th, at noon in Room 302 West in the Leddy Library, we’re going to try to draw a different type of web. We’re going to imagine that the nodes of our graph as readers, writers, and publishers. We’re going to find the ways by which they are all connected.  We know that the worlds of reading and writing are connected by human relationships but, now we are starting to see new connections being made by software choices, reading platforms, and by file types.  (Keeping with our food web theme, please feel free to bring your lunch).


Scholarship at UWindsor

The University of Windsor's institutional repository is home hundreds of faculty publications, thousands of electronic theses and dissertations, conferences presentations and other works. We were excited to host works and images from the International Symposium on Arab Youth with several new projects on the horizon included the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA) conference archive dating back to 1995. This will make many of the papers and commentaries from the conference available online for the first time. The Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History will also launch in Scholarship at UWindsor showcasing excellent undergraduate research.

Guides on using Scholarship at UWindsor are here:

Open Monograph Press

Visit Windsor's first open monograph series, Windsor Studies in Argumentation produced by CRARR. The first volume in the series is What Do We Know About the World? Rhetorical and Argumentative Perspectives is now available to download in PDF and EPUB. What do we know about the world? Rhetorical and Argumentative Perspectives is a book trying to answer the title question by contributing to rhetorical and argumentative studies. It consists of papers presented at the “First International Conference on Rhetoric in Croatia: the Days of Ivo Škarić” in May, 2012, and subsequently revised for publication. Through a variety of different routs, the papers explore the role of rhetoric and argumentation in various types of public discourse and present interdisciplinary work connecting linguists, phoneticians, philosophers, law experts and communication scientists in the common ground of rhetoric and argumentation.

Open Journal Systems

For several years Leddy Library has helped researchers on our campus in the publication of internationally recognized scholarly journals using Open Journal Systems. Visit the various open access journals hosted by the University of Windsor.