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

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

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

Library Service Interruptions Nov 1 – Jan 8: Please Request Materials Now!

The Library is preparing for the renovation of Alderman by relocating library collections, staff, and services, in order that Alderman can be closed at the end of the Spring semester. This will cause some planned but significant service interruptions. One … Continue reading

Ricky Patterson: Librarian for Astronomy, Environmental Sciences, and Mathematics

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 Ricky Patterson, who is the Associate Director … Continue reading

Bill Corey: Librarian for Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Management, and Marketing

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 Bill Corey, who is the Research Data … Continue reading

Christine Slaughter: Librarian for Politics, Psychology, and Sociology

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 Christine Slaughter, who is the Social Science … Continue reading