No Big Deal: FSU Cancels Elsevier Bundle, Citing Outdated Model and Out-of-Control Cost

The following article was written by Library Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler and posted on his behalf The Florida State University Library announced this week that they will no longer subscribe to the comprehensive bundle of journals (sometimes called … Continue reading

UVA Library Contributes to Open Source Anthology of 18th & 19th Century Literature

According to an article in UVA Today, many students download online copies of public domain works when they’re assigned in class. After all, why pay for an expensive edition from the bookstore when you can have the book for free? … Continue reading

Library Hosts Workshops for Endangered Data Week, February 26–March 1

The UVA Library is hosting a number of events as part of Endangered Data Week 2018 (February 26–March 2), a collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, (1) to shed light on public … Continue reading

Library Hosts Discussion of Fair Use in Harrison-Small Auditorium, February 27

February 26–March 2 is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual global celebration of the right to use copyrighted material in certain instances without seeking permission. Please join the Library in celebrating your rights, with a panel discussion “The State of … Continue reading

New! LibraOpen Offers a World of Options for Promoting UVA Scholarship

The University of Virginia’s scholarly repository, Libra, is expanding! Now there’s LibraOpen, the newest addition to Libra’s suite of open access services, offering more options for getting your scholarship out to the public. LibraOpen now accepts a broad range of … Continue reading

The Library Releases New Video Explaining Fair Use!

If you think copyright laws were enacted so authors and their publishers can control the public’s use of their work and make themselves rich, think again. The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to give authors and inventors an “exclusive right” to … Continue reading

Peter Kaufman to Speak about the Challenges of Open Educational Resources at Harrison/Small

The Library welcomes Peter Kaufman—author, educator, film producer, and advocate of open educational resources—who will speak on “Knowledge Production and Free Licenses: Challenges and Benefits for the Modern University” in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections … Continue reading