Virginia’s research libraries host virtual forum in advance of Elsevier negotiations

Representatives from the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, William and Mary, and James Madison University will soon be in contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) … Continue reading

“On These Grounds” Digital Initiative to Describe the History of Enslavement at Colleges and Universities Receives Funding From the Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) a grant of $550,000 to support the first phase of the “On These Grounds” project (https://onthesegrounds.org/), a digital initiative to describe the history of enslavement found in archival materials … Continue reading

Virginia Tech posts Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler’s Open Access Week talk 2019″

This week the Virginia Tech Library published “What’s the Big Deal? Global Trends and Movements Shaping Higher Ed,” a recorded talk by Brandon Butler, UVA Library Director of Information Policy. In the talk, given as part of Open Access Week … Continue reading

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