Here at FSU, we are starting to create connections between different members of the campus digital humanities community. Now, we hope to build a network within a wider global community. Day of DH is a yearly event where digital humanists from across the globe share what digital humanities means for them. This year’s theme, “Just... Continue Reading →
So FSU passed an open access policy… what does that mean for me?
Perhaps you are a new professor at Florida State University. And perhaps you have some articles you would like to publish. However, there are a few things getting in your way: Publishing contracts often confusing and restrictive, leaving faculty with little control over their work once it has been published The journals you would like... Continue Reading →
Visualizing FSU’s Digital Scholarship Network
Using Gephi to visualize the people, places and projects at Florida State.
Government Documents @FSU Libraries #lovemyFDL
Co-authored by Jaime Witman February has been designated by The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) as Love My Federal Depository Library month. But what is a Federal Depository Library (FDL), what does it have to do with FSU, and why should we love it? These are all great questions, so let’s get started! A Federal... Continue Reading →
What’s Next: Tutorials and Connected Learning
(Photo Courtesy of San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives) Here in the Distance Services Unit of Florida State University Libraries, we scan the environment for current trends in academic libraries and digital scholarship in order to develop pilot programs and services for the future of the library. In other words, we are always asking,... Continue Reading →
Copyright in the Age of Digital Reproduction
* Editorial Note about Monkey Selfie - PIC BY A WILD MONKEY / DAVID SLATER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: One of the photos that the monkey took with Davids camera. 1 of 2: This photo was the original photo the monkey took) - The photographer behind the famous monkey selfie picture is threatening to... Continue Reading →
Academia dot ed[you]?
A piece published in the Chronicle of Higher Education last week criticized Academia.edu and sparked discussion surrounding the role of for-profit companies in facilitating sharing and allowing access to scholarship. Or perhaps it is better to say “reignited,” as many of the issues brought up in the piece are topics of discussion in scholarly communications... Continue Reading →
How does Open Access relate to subscription journal pricing?
FSU Libraries have been forced to cancel a ‘big deal’ journal package with Springer. The available budget for library collections at FSU has remained flat for the past five years, while the cost of library resources has risen by 4-6% annually, and by as much as 9% for journal subscriptions in STEM-related fields. This situation... Continue Reading →
Open Access Week 2015
Did you know that the e-journals you access through FSU Libraries are unavailable to most students and researchers in the developing world? What about people here in the US? Did you know that most members of the general public also don't have access? The internet has revolutionized the way that we share and access information,... Continue Reading →
Digital Scholarship Training!
Digital Scholarship is an area of growth in here in the Libraries. We’ve been flirting with the topic for a while now, and are finally getting around to launching our support infrastructure campus-wide. One decision we made early on was that we needed some hands-on training in a variety of areas. Our gracious dean, Julia... Continue Reading →