Open Access Policies, Big Deals, and Equity

Guest post from Brandon Butler, UVA Library Director of Information Policy. Cross-posted from The Taper.  For this final post for Open Access Week 2019, I’d like to focus on one of the oldest and (IMO) coolest tricks in the open access … Continue reading

Rules for Making Big Deals – Inside Higher Ed

The University of Virginia, along with six other Virginia research libraries and many others outside the state, has endorsed MIT’s “Framework for Publisher Contracts”, released earlier this week. The framework sets forth guiding principles for negotiating contracts supporting open-access practices. … Continue reading

Open Access Week: Aperio, UVA’s open access press

This week’s guest post comes from Dave Ghamandi, Open Publishing Librarian, and gives an update on the work he’s doing at Aperio, the open access publishing house that lives at the UVA Library. Cross-posted from The Taper.  The Journal of Modern Philosophy … Continue reading

New Exhibition “What Lies Beneath: The Macabre and Spooktacular of Special Collections”

Cross-posted from Notes from Under Grounds, the blog of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Just a stone’s throw away from #13 West Range—the purported room of the University of Virginia’s masterful matriculate of the macabre, Edgar Allan … Continue reading

Open Access Week: Making It Easy to Do the Right Thing with Open Data

Today’s OA Week Guest Post is by Sherry Lake, our scholarly repository librarian. For the last several years, Sherry has been focused on data sharing, supporting UVA researchers in managing their data and sharing it with our data repository, LibraData. For today’s … Continue reading

Statement of Virginia Research Library Deans and Directors on Endorsing the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts

Today, the MIT Libraries released a Framework for Publisher Contracts that outlines a compelling vision to guide future negotiations. The UVA Library joined with its partners in six other Virginia research libraries to issue the following statement endorsing MIT’s framework: … Continue reading

UVA Open Access Librarian Dave Ghamandi gives views on the business of Open Monographs in article

In the article “Subscribing to Open Monographs” from a recent issue of Inside Higher Ed, UVA Open Access Librarian Dave Ghamandi gives his assessment of efforts by MIT to use a $850,000 grant from Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet … Continue reading

Maggie Nunley: Librarian for Computer Science and Engineering & Society

Subject Liaisons are librarians who focus on specific topics. They have a robust knowledge of library resources and are happy to assist with research and answer questions, large and small!  Today we’re interviewing Maggie Nunley, who is a Teaching and … Continue reading

Open Access Week: OA Deposit Can Help Turn the Tide Against Extractive Research

Our first guest post for OA Week 2019 is by Rebecca Cooper Coleman, Research Librarian for Architecture. Rebecca’s work on a regional equity atlas started from a recognition of the long-running problem of universities engaging with their communities in a way … Continue reading

Open Access Week: Supporting Equity through Open Access

Guest post from Brandon Butler, UVA Library Director of Information Policy: It’s Open Access Week 2019! This year’s theme asks a question that needs our attention more than ever as the consensus solidifies around an open access future: Open for whom? How can … Continue reading