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

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 an $850,000 grant from Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet … 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 online resource Independent Voices offers access to alternative press

The UVA Library presents Independent Voices, an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals. Funded by donors and libraries, the database is a work-in-progress, constantly expanding to include new special collections material from academic institutions across … Continue reading

Hyku Open Source Institutional Repository Development partnership awarded $1M Arcadia grant to improve open scholarship infrastructure

The University of Virginia is pleased to announce a two-year award in the amount of $1,000,000 from Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin—in support of the “Advancing Hyku: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development” project. Through … Continue reading

While you were away—what’s new in the Library for Fall 2019

More than usual is new in the Library at the beginning of this fall semester, now that Alderman Library is on the verge of being transformed into a beautiful, safe, and more functional space. BOOKS ARE MOVING Before construction can … Continue reading