UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend one of several small group discussion sessions on Institutional Repository @ UNI scheduled for next week in Rod Library room 324. Rod Library is in the process of investigating the desirability and feasibility of developing an institutional repository at the University of Northern Iowa.
An institutional repository is a set of services supporting the management and long-term preservation of scholarly materials created by faculty, students, and staff.
Dates for the meetings:
Monday, April 29: 9-10 am
Tuesday, April 30: 11 a.m.-12 noon
Wednesday, May 1: 1-2 pm
Thursday, May 2: 2-3 pm
Friday, May 3: 12 noon–1 pm
Plan to attend to one of the discussion meetings to find out more about developing an institutional repository at UNI and the benefits and opportunities it offers for individuals and departments/units, as well as to provide your ideas, questions, or concerns.
What is it?
What can it do for me?
These sessions will be conducted by members of the Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee. Questions may be directed to committee members by using the email: email@example.com.
A follow-up session open to the campus will be conducted by David Stout, a representative from bepress, on Digital Commons, a commercial IR software package is scheduled for:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in Library room 324.
Drake University’s Faculty Senate endorsed an Open Access Policy at its regular meeting on 17 April 2013. Drake hopes that the endorsement will raise awareness of open access in general and the Drake Institutional Repository (eScholarShare) in particular.
Similarly at the University of Iowa (UI), the Faculty Senate endorsed the CIC Statement on Publishing Agreements on October 23, 2007. This agreement advocates for authors to retain some rights when they publish so that their work can be placed in an institutional repository.
Just this week University of Iowa officials are showing their strong support for open access publishing by announcing an annual $50,000 fund to cover faculty’s publication fees for open access publishing, which can be as much as $3,000. The fund is offered by the Office of the Provost and UI Libraries. UI will pay up to $3,000 in publishing fees for open access and up to $1,500 fees for “hybrid” open access, journals that require a subscription but allow open access to certain articles for a fee. Read more …
Open access (OA) works are scholarly and freely available online. Two methods for delivering open access to research articles are open access journals and open access repositories or archives. Open access journals are funded by author submission fees rather than the traditional model of subscriptions. Some traditional journal publishers offer authors a "hybrid" open access option where they can pay a fee so that their articles might be freely distributed to interested readers.
The Rod Library is in the process of investigating the desirability and feasibility of developing an institutional repository at the University of Northern Iowa. An institutional repository is a set of services supporting the management and long-term dissemination of digital materials created by faculty, students, and staff.
David Stout , a representative from bepress, will provide a presentation open to the campus on Digital Commons, a commercial IR software package. This is a follow-up session to the general informational sessions given this week about IRs.
Join the UNI Cornerstone courses in reading this year's common read book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson. One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history.
The book's author, Isabel Wilkerson, is scheduled to visit UNI on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall.
Rod Library has developed a subject guide for the book The Warmth of Other Suns which gathers a variety of supporting resources related to the book and its topic.
The university has a new grants database called The Foundation Directory Online accessible through the library website 24/7 from any location. Off-campus users will be prompted for their CatID.
The Foundation Center, a leading authority on organized philanthropy, produces the database which contains information about nearly 100,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S. and 2.1 million recently awarded grants. The database includes:
Detailed information about grantmakers
Types of programs/activities grantmakers will support
Application process and links to 990 tax forms
Lists of organizations that have received money from grantmakers
Recipients of grants located in geographic location (i.e., Waterloo, IA)