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The Holiday Break has changed: Leddy closed starting Dec 21

The starting date of the Leddy Library Holiday Break has changed. The Leddy Library will now be closed starting on Saturday December 21st.

The Library will continue to be closed until January 2nd, 2014 when our reduced Holiday Hours begin:
 

Holiday Hours:  Thursday, January 2 to Sunday, January 5, 2014
Thursday - Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On January 6th, our regular Winter Term hours of opening will begin:

Food for Fines until December 15th

From December 2nd to December 15th, you can pay your library fines with food!

Help support the University of Windsor Student Food Bank and reduce your library fines by donating non-perishable, unexpired food items at the Leddy LIbrary's Circulation Desk.

For each item that you donate, you'll receive $2 off your fines, up to $50 per person!

Scholarship at UWindsor: A Year At a Glance

On November 1st 2012, the Leddy Library officially launched Scholarship at UWindsor, the University of Windsor’s (UW) institutional repository (IR). The mandate of Scholarship at UWindsor is to enable researchers in our campus community to showcase, preserve and provide open-access to a wide range of scholarly and creative works. This could include copies of published articles, conference papers, presentations, theses, videos of talks, musical scores, images and more.

Great article in the Lance about our Comic Book Club

The Lance did a nice story about Leddy's Comic Book Club.  Check it out.  And check out our pretty amazing selection of graphic novels on the 3rd Floor (PN 6700 call number range).  It's the time of year when we need something fun and interesting to read, right? 

Report on the impact of OA books released

A report from the Netherlands was released discussing the impact of Open Access (OA) Books. The study intended to investigate the impact of OA books on conventional academic book sales.

"Between June 2011 and November 2012, fifty Open Access monographs in various subject areas were published in Open Access by nine participating publishers. For every Open Access title, the publishers provided a similar title that was published in the conventional way. Data were collected about usage, sales and costs, to study the effect of Open Access on monographs."

The $700+ Bibliography

It's Open Access Week and to celebrate, I thought I would try to calculate how much it would cost for me to read an article and its bibliography if I couldn't rely on the subscriptions that the Leddy Library currently pays for.

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