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Food for Fines from Nov 26th to Dec 14th

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:

Team Mo Leddy

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.”

Leddy Library's plan commits to leadership in learning

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:

The Library is experiencing connectivity issues

Presently there is no internet connectivity in the Leddy Library. This is also affecting off campus access to our journals. IT Services is currently working on this problem. We apologize for the interruption in service.

Reading about Open Access can be hard. So we have videos

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:

What is Open Access from PHD Comics

 

Celebrate the ability to read because of Open Access by reading about Open Access

Like so many other folks around the world, the Leddy Library is celebrating Open Access Week.

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.

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