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Rebecca Lee

Open Access Week: The Future of Libraries and Wikipedia - 0 views

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    I attended one of the events during Open Access Week about the future of libraries and Wikipedia. Jake Orlowitz, recipient of a Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grant, spoke about "The Wikipedia Library." The Wikipedia Library was a new project he founded in 2012 for the goal of connecting Wikipedia editors with the reliable information sources they need. In the first part of his presentation, he discussed much of what wikipedia is and how it is run. He basically summed up much of what most people don't know about wikipedia and a lot of assumptions that people make about how unreliable information on wikipedia is. Then he went on to discuss more about the wikipedia library and how it would benefit wikipedia editors with vital current reliable sources that they need to do their work. I thought the presentation given by the presenter was very informative and interesting. I learned more about wikipedia and how its more useful than I thought. The most interesting point he raised during his presentation were the benefits of the Wikipedia Library. The thought of connecting university libraries with the wikipedia library will present students and many others information that is reliable and easy to access. Many scholarly articles and information from databases we usually have to pay for will be available for universities to provide students at a much lower cost.
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    Thanks, Rebecca. I'll add 5 points to your Exam 2 grade.
Lauren McDonald

George Mason University - 0 views

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    During Open Access week, I stopped by the Fenwick Info desk. I was able to get some informational packets and forms on open access week. There were many packets and brochures describing the history of open access and how students and professors could become more involved in the open access movement. I found one packet to be very informative on how I could learn to use open access to my advantage when conducting research.
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    Thanks, Lauren -- I'll give you 5 extra points on your Exam 2 grade when I grade them.
Lauren McDonald

Open access - 0 views

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    Open access ( OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research. It is most commonly applied to scholarly journal articles, but it is also increasingly being provided to theses, book chapters, and scholarly monographs.
Maximum Sullivan

Support Grows for Open Access to Science Research - 0 views

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    Good article on federally funded research to be freely accessible over the internet. It's the second article on the page.
James Hemdal

Changes to JSTOR - 0 views

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    This article is from the perspective of a university instruction coordinator and details concerns about JSTOR and how it is limiting information to students.
Tiana Robles

Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices - 0 views

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    Harvard University has been advising its professors to publish their work to open access journals since many large journal publishers are charging higher fees.
Mahrokh Akhavan

Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.) - 0 views

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    The idea of open access to scholarly journals seems to be a big debate and this article talks about how publishers make millions of dollars off of research and peer reviews that are done for free. It also talks about Aaron Swartz who led the movement for allowing access to journals by basically "stealing" them and sharing them.
Natasha Taliferro

This Russian Software is Taking Over the Internet - 1 views

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    The Russian Open Source software, Nginx by Igor Sysoev, that runs not only Wordpress but also sites like Netflix, now runs 15 percent of all websites.
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