Happy Open Access Week: Programs, Ideas, and Opportunities for Library Instruction

Posted by Raymond Pun on 10/25/18 11:02 AM

Many libraries from around the world are celebrating Open Access (OA) Week by hosting events, activities, and workshops for their larger academic communities to discuss the issues, challenges and benefits of open access in scholarship and research. This is an opportunity to exchange new ideas and discoveries freely, share scholarship and data, form collaborations and partnerships, and dismantle barriers to education and research.

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Hidden Info Gems: Open Access Report Roundup

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/23/18 11:02 AM

Below you’ll find a curated selection of new reports available on the open web (for free!). These are intended to expand the breadth and depth of research on the topics covered and assist users in finding reliable sources on breaking news.

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Hidden Info Gems: Open Access Report Roundup

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 10/2/18 3:26 PM

Everyday thousands of new and potentially useful documents (data-rich reports, fact sheets, and other research oriented material) from credible sources are published on the web and can be very useful to researchers. Many, if not most, of these items are freely accessible online. Of course, with the amount of material, discovery can be challenging to say the least. Below find a few recently published examples of this type of material. We hope you find it useful. Links will take you directly to the document.

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Teaching Resource Highlight: Creating Data Literate Students

Posted by Raymond Pun on 9/25/18 12:26 PM

Data literacy is defined as the ability to read, interpret, understand and create data as information. We’ve written a blog post on how to teach data literacy using Credo including tips and assignments to engage with your students. A great resource for delving even deeper is the new open access publication, Creating Data Literate Students  (2017) edited by Kristin Fontichiaro, Jo Angela Oehrli, and Amy Lennex.

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News from the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/18/18 2:46 PM

This blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.

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News from the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/10/18 10:13 AM

This blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources and content that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.

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News from the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/28/18 12:26 PM

This blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources and content that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.

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The Growing Movement To Get Rid of Expensive Textbooks

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 7/19/18 2:32 PM

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about all of the challenges facing higher education today: rising costs, shrinking budgets, and the uncertainty inherent to a quickly shifting global economy. However, it’s important to not lose sight of some of the strategies that are working. For example, several innovative libraries around the country have found a way to reduce textbook costs for students while building their research skills and preparing them to navigate information in the 21st century.

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News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 7/9/18 3:01 PM

This blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.

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News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 6/18/18 11:53 AM

This blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more to support affordable learning opportunities. Curated to demonstrate a wide variety of resources that may be relatively unknown or difficult to find on the open web for librarians, students, and all audiences, we aim to elevate background information on issues happening today in near real-time.

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