Out Loud  / Open Knowledge

Written by Leona Rajaee one month ago

Celebrate Open Access Week with Kennedy Library

Open Access Week

This week (Oct. 20-23) Kennedy Library is joining a host of institutions around the world to celebrate Open Access Week (OA Week), a global event that aims to promote open access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Open

Written by Rachel Scott one year ago

Using Wikipedia in education

Cal Poly Professors Jane Lehr, Sandi Clement and Laura Freberg and Robin Parent from CTLT make up the panel.

Do you use Wikipedia? And if so, do you cite it? Cal Poly Professor Jane Lehr (Women and Gender Studies/Ethnic Studies) asked this question at “Open Access Week 2014 – Teaching and Learning with Wikipedia” on October 24. Most people raised

Written by Rachel Scott one year ago

Open access and the student experience

Liam talks about open access and the student experience.

Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. – Jimmy Whales, founder of Wikipedia Open access means to have free online access to scholarly research and then have the right to use that research

Written by Karen Lauritsen one year 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 one year 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 Rachel Scott one year ago

How Kennedy Library helps you save money

Robert E. Kennedy Library

No longer will you break the bank buying an expensive textbook that you kinda-sorta used in that one GE class. No longer will you have to sell back that $150 biology textbook only to receive a fraction of what you

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Cal Poly welcomes Open Education Library Fellow, Dana Ospina

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Dana Ospina joined the Robert E. Kennedy Library this November as Cal Poly’s new Open Education Library Fellow. Innovation in libraries This two-year position will shape the direction and implementation of Kennedy Library’s pilot open educational resources program. This position

Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

Be the change you want to see in open education

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Sarah Faye Cohen, Kennedy Library’s associate university librarian, attended the Open Education Conference in Park City, Utah on November 6-8, 2013, where she spoke about libraries’ role in open education in her presentation, Be the Change You Want to See: One

Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

From pilots to products: How urban prototyping can help your city

Photo of three people smiling holding a framed poster

Urban Prototyping: From Pilots to Products. Sounds impressive, but what on earth does it mean? Josette Melchor, the Founder and Executive Director of GAFFTA and George Zisiadis, an artist who recently installed the interactive “Pulse of the City” in Boston, explained

Written by Lauren Young two years ago

LibRAT tips and tricks for saving money


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