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Open Access

Creative journal relaunch to provide open access

The Windsor Review website

The Windsor Review is a long-standing journal that began in 1965, featuring both scholarship and creative writing. Published biannually by the University of Windsor Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Department of English and Creative Writing, the journal currently features poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and review essays. 

Open Access Week: Journal Publishing from the University of Windsor

Happy Open Access Week!

One of the ways that the Leddy Library supports making access free to the reader, is by the support and hosting of scholarly journals, including openly licensed ones. The Leddy Library provides software, support and hosting services for academic journals, monographs, and conferences that manage the process from submission to publication.

We currently host the following journals:
 

Sci-Hub Problems and Questions


► Sci-Hub Problems and Questions


What is Sci-Hub?

Sci-Hub is a search interface that works with a repository called Library Genesis (LibGen) to give readers access to a collection of articles taken illegally from scientific journals. In addition to drawing on the LibGen repository, Sci-Hub also uses the login credentials of university employees to bypass institutional authentication barriers and access journal content to which the university has licensed access.

Increased public access to US taxpayer funded research on the horizon

Half of taxpayer funded research will soon be available to the public

Similar to the National Institutes of Health open access policy that requires all the research they fund to be made publicly available within 12 months, other federal agencies in the US will soon require the research they fund to be made available open access.

A Leddy Library pilot project : free and open textbooks

This September about 200 students in a course on Management Information Systems will taking part of a new pilot project spearheaded by the Leddy Library.  The project is a partnership with Flatworld Knowledge to provide free and open online peer-reviewed textbooks that are also available for a variety of digital readers - including the iPad, Kindle and Nook - while also being available in print at a fraction of the traditional cost of a paper textbook. This pilot is the first of its kind in Canada.