Out Loud  / open access

Written by Karen Lauritsen five months ago

Council of Library Deans supports goals of historic state legislation

California is the first state to pass legislation to ensure that publicly funded research is made available to the public. California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Legislation (A.B. 609) was signed into law on September 29, 2014, by Governor Jerry Brown. This new law requires public access to research funded by the California Department of Public Health within 12 months of initial publication. This way, doctors, patients, researchers, educators, students, entrepreneurs, and others can benefit from the research.

Written by Karen Lauritsen five months ago

Exploring Open Data: Campus and city perspectives

Russ talking on open data

Open data has begun to rapidly transform business, government, the sciences, and citizen engagement in the 21st century. Built on the principles of open access, open data promotes free access to datasets to use, re-use and distribute for an ever-growing

Written by Lauren Young two years ago

LibRAT tips and tricks for saving money

Poster

Since working as a LibRAT, I have learned many library tricks to save some extra cash on my course textbooks. Now, I get to pass on some of my tips to you! Tip #1: Link+ “links” us to more libraries

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Opening up knowledge in Geneva: OKCon 2013

Open Data, Broad, Deep, Connection

This is a guest post by Anna Gold, the university librarian at Cal Poly. Open Week 2013 is the perfect time to share what I learned about the global movement to open up knowledge! The global Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon

Written by Lauren Young two years ago

Seeing (and thinking) orange: A LibRAT living in an open access world

I believe in open! A button from Kennedy Library

As you stay awake till the library’s closing hours, cramming for your midterms and finishing your essays this week, you may have seen bright orange banners and logos. Don’t worry. Your over-caffeinated mind isn’t playing tricks on you. All the

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Discover what open access means to you at Open Week 2013

Open Access orange lock logo

What does open access mean to you and your teaching and research? Find out at Open Week 2013, a series of events from Oct. 17-24 designed specifically for Cal Poly as part of the global Open Access Week movement. Join

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