Author Rights
Did you know you can retain some or all of the rights associated with your journal publications, including copyright, and still publish with the journal of your choice? Rather than transfer away all of their rights to publishers, many authors are approaching publishers with an addendum to the publishing contract, modifying [...]

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:17:29
The open access button
As researchers and librarians, we have certainly had the experience of running into a paywall. We have been searching for information in the databases for ages with little luck, when we think of just the right keywords and come across an article that seems to be precisely what we have been looking for. We click on [...]

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:41:25
Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Citation Indexing Systems
Last week the UT Arlington Libraries Access & Discovery staff received an email from SerialsSolutions, relaying the news that Web of Science would no longer be indexed in Summon, our discovery service. This post provides a bit of background to and opinions about that announcement. During the Charleston Conference, an annual conference aimed at those in [...]

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:43:02
Bibliography for 09/25 Discussion on the Scholarly Monograph & University Presses
Compiled by Clarke Iakovakis Association of American University Presses. (2011). Sustaining scholarly publishing: New business models for university presses. New York. Bargheer, M. & Schmidt, B. (2008). Gottingen University Press: Publishing services in an open access environment. Information Services & Use 28, 133-139. doi:10.3233/ISU-2008/0569 Crewe, J. (2004). Scholarly publishing: Why our business is your business too. Profession, 25-31. Dalton, M. S. (2009). The publishing experiences [...]

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:41:10
History Brownbag: The Historical Profession, Open Access & Scholarly Communication
Recently the AHA (American Historical Association) released a Statement on Policies Regarding the Embargoing of Completed History PhD Dissertations. This position sparked quite a bit of discussion, on ETDs and embargoes as well as on larger issue around Open Access, Scholarly Communication, and tenure. Below we have gathered selected quotes from a variety of responses, with [...]

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:44:49
In Summer of 2013, the Libraries at UT Arlington underwent a reorganization. During this reorganization, a new Department of Scholarly Communications was created. Right now this department consists of  a Digital Humanities Librarians  and a Data and E-Science librarian. This blog will discuss scholarly communication issues in a broad sense and as they specifically relate to [...]

Sat, 02 Nov 2013 21:41:01