November 5th, 2013 by Sarah Laleman Ward
October 22nd, 2013 by John Carey
Now in its sixth year, Open Access Week is an international event designed to raise awareness of open access literature within the research community. Open access refers to scholarly literature that is online, digital, free of subscription charges, and free of most copyright and permissions barriers. For 2013, Open Access Week takes place from October 21st through October 27th.
The group SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) organizes multiple Open Access Week events every year; view their upcoming events here. Or, follow the conversation on twitter at #OAWeek.
In the meantime, explore these open access resources available from the Hunter libraries (you can also find these listed on the library’s Databases page):
- BioMed Central — publisher of 257 open access journals in science, technology, and medicine
- DOAJ – the Directory of Open Access Journals, now listing 9,919 journals (and counting) in sciences, humanities, and social sciences
- PLOS Journals — Public Library of Science, publisher of seven peer-reviewed open access journals, including PLOS ONE.
October 16th, 2013 by Sarah Laleman Ward
The 2013 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was announced last week:
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 is to be awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.
Hunter College Libraries’ own Dr. Louise Sherby was interviewed by CCTV America about the Peace Prize. Watch the video below to see what she had to say (link to YouTube):
October 10th, 2013 by John Carey
As we enter the last semester of 2013, we ask all faculty to please help us recognize exceptional work done by Hunter students by participating in the library’s annual Paul LeClerc Competition for Best Research Papers.
Prizes will be awarded for student papers judged to be the best of 2013. Instructors may nominate papers written for any course given in the winter, spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2013. Only papers submitted by course instructors will be eligible for awards. Please submit no more than three papers for one course. All departments and special programs in the college may participate.
The goal of this competition is to stimulate the creative use of library resources, so winning papers should be thoroughly researched, well written, and properly documented. The library will award gift certificates in the amounts of $200 for first prize and $100 for second prize in the categories of (1) 100-level undergraduate, (2) all other undergraduate, and (3) graduate-level research papers. Theses are excluded.
The deadline for the 21st annual competition will be TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014. Please send papers to John Carey at the Hunter Health Professions Library with a note giving the course name, number, and semester. Submissions should also include the student’s phone number, e-mail address, or other contact information. We welcome electronic submissions! A faculty panel will select the winners.
The awards ceremony will take place at the annual Library Day celebration in April of 2014, at which time we will also formally recognize the instructors of the winning candidates for their support in this common effort to promote the research and writing skills of Hunter students.
For more information or to nominate a student’s work, please contact John Carey at 212-481-4326 or email@example.com.
October 1st, 2013 by Sarah Laleman Ward