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Open Access Week at Davidson Library

Open Access logoOpen Access Week is an annual international event that promotes open access as a new norm in research and scholarship. Please join us for any or all of the Library’s Open Access Week programs to learn about trends and challenges in scholarly publishing.

Programs held during the week include:

  • Reinventing Scholarly Publishing: UC Press. Monday, October 19, 4-5:15 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Reinventing Scientific Publishing: Collabra, JoVE, PLOS. Tuesday, October 20, 4-5:15 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Reinventing Impact Factors: Altmetrics. Wednesday, October 21, 4-5pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Reinventing Publication Management at UC. Thursday, October 22, 4-6 pm (Room 1575, 1st Floor)
  • Innovation, Copyright, and the Academy: The Reinvention of Your Scholarship. Monday, November 2, 4-5:15 pm (Mary Cheadle Room, 3rd Floor)

Admission is free to all events. Refreshments will be served. The Library appreciates the support of our program co-sponsors: Academic Senate, Office of Research, and Graduate Division.


Creating interactive timelines

"Perspectives on the Haram" is an exhibit created by a group of University of Virginia undergraduate students for a course in the School of Architecture, taught by Professor Lisa Reilly. The exhibit uses images and texts from travel accounts to details the changes of the Haram Mosque over a thousand years (Virginia Harness, Jody Lahendro, Kelly Schantz, and David Sherdil | Map: Google Satellite | Link provided with the permission of the authors)Handy for illustrating both broad eras or shorter time spans, as well as applicable for classroom assignments and conference papers, these web-based tools are great for creating interactive and dynamic timelines:

  • Tiki-Toki: a web app to create interactive multimedia timelines with embedded images, text and even videos (YouTube, Vimeo and AVIs); they also have a desktop version for Max OSX.
  • Neatline: an add-on of open source web-publishing platform Omeka, Neatline allows you to create maps, annotate images, and develop narratives to interpret collections of artifacts, documents, or richly-described concepts.

Getty celebrating its first digital-born publication

Pietro Mellini, Inventory in Verse, 1681 (Getty Research Institute, #860066, fol. 8verso)The Getty Research Institute published its first digital-born research project, Pietro Mellini’s Inventory in Verse, 1681: A Digital Facsimile with Translation and Commentary, an unpublished seventeenth-century manuscript in the GRI’s Special Collections. Viewers can examine high-resolution manuscript images that are zoomable, side-by-side windows that compare facsimile, transcription, and English translation, as well as highlighted text in the transcription that provides scholar annotations. This research project was conceived as a model for digital “scholarly workspaces” of “how the use of technology can offer new opportunities for research, communication, and dissemination of primary source materials, and that it demonstrates the results of collaborative research.”

CAA publishes Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

College Art Association's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual ArtsThe College Art Association (CAA) has published the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, a set of principles addressing best practices in the fair use of copyrighted materials based on a consensus of opinion developed through discussions with visual-arts and legal professionals. Initiated by CAA in 2012, it will be a vital resource for everyone working in the field, including artists, art historians, museum professionals, and editors by addressing copyright and fair use in Analytic Writing, Teaching about Art, Making Art, Museum Uses, and Online Access to Archival and Special Collections. The Code of Best Practices also provides numerous ways to evaluate and disseminate the applicability of fair use in a variety of situations.

Comments sought for proposed UC Policy on Open Access draft

UC_OpenAccessThe Provosts Task Force on Open Access is looking for comments on the Proposed New Draft UC Policy on Open Access: Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions. The proposed new policy extends open access rights and responsibilities to all non-Senate members of the UC community who are authors of scholarly articles, non-Senate faculty, other academic personnel, students, administrators, and staff. The policy allows non-Senate authors of scholarly articles to maintain legal control over their research articles while making their work freely available to the public. The comments period closes January 15, 2015.

For more information on Open Access and eScholarship at UCSB, visit UCSB Library Services: Scholarly Communication, including a section specifically tailored to graduate students. For UC Open Access Policy, visit the UC Office of Scholarly Communication.

via UCSB Library

The Getty’s Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI)

OSCI_TateThe Getty Foundation partnered with leading art museums to launch the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) that offers online browsing of each museum’s chosen highlights and scholarly content. The goal of the initiative is to “create models for online catalogues that will dramatically increase access to museum collections; make available new, interdisciplinary, up-to-date research; and revolutionize how this research is conducted, presented, and utilized.”

h/t Artdaily

Places Journal launches new website

Plaza, Mental Health Building, Boston. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Paul Rudolph Archive]Places Journal, dedicated to public scholarship on architecture, landscape and urbanism, has a new responsive website. Browsing the Explore Places tab yields sections grouped by columnists or keywords such as Reputations, California, Ecology, Sustainability, Critical Practice and many others.

h/t SAH

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