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Every year, OSU Libraries rewards student scholars through its Undergraduate Student Research Award program. The award program recognizes students who make use of the OSU Libraries to write papers or complete projects demonstrating outstanding research, scholarship, and originality.
Sponsored by the OSU Library Advisory Council, the two awards offer:$1000 to an Upper Division student in the Humanities$1000 to an Upper Division student in the Social Sciences/Sciences/Engineering
For more information view: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/undergrad-research
In an effort to reduce paper & toner waste as well as save students money, we’re conducting a pilot project on the color printer in the Learning Commons. We’ve installed a print management system on the color printer which will allow students to send print jobs to the color printer, where the jobs will wait in a “queue”. Students can then choose which print jobs to actually print out (or delete what they don’t need) at the Print Release Station next to the color printer.
Now, if you accidentally hit the print button or need to make changes to your document, you only pay for the pages you actually print out, because you’ll choose exactly what to print out. This will also make it possible to send multiple jobs to the queue and print them all at once—no more getting up and leaving your computer unoccupied every time you print something.
Questions or Comments? Please let someone at the Learning Commons Information Desk know.
It’s here! The OSUL Libraries Winter Academy for Graduate Students and Faculty runs this week December 13th and 14th. Workshop
sessions include EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, Journal Citation Reports and Web of Science. Sign up today, and we’ll save you a seat: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/graduate-students. Questions? Contact Hannah [dot] Rempel [at] oregonstate [dot] edu
In celebration of Open Access Week 2011, OSU Libraries honored an inaugural class of Open Access “Hall of Famers”. This award has been established to acknowledge those who have worked to make OSU scholarship freely available online, whether by depositing their own work to ScholarsArchive@OSU, advancing Open Access of departmental publications, or advocating policies supporting the principles of Open Access. Our awardees have been leaders in starting an important conversation about how scholars make their research available.
Congratulations to the inaugural inductees:
Mark Anderson-Wilk, Extension and Experiment Station Communications
In 2009 Mark Anderson-Wilk, Publishing Leader for OSU’s Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) and Assistant Professor in the College of Agricultural Science, developed an approach with the Libraries to use the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository as the publication and archival platform for all EESC publications, making both current and historical scholarship of the office available online. There are currently 6455 items available online in the EESC collections that have been download a total of 500,000 times.
Patricia Wheeler, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
During the course of Deep Sea Research and Journal of Phycology editorships in the 90’s and 00’s, Dr. Patricia (Pat) Wheeler, Emeritus Professor in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, came to recognize threats to an open and sustainable model of scholarly communication. As Chair of the OSU Faculty Senate Task Force on Scholarly Communications (2004–2005), Dr. Wheeler oversaw passage of a Faculty Senate resolution in support of Open Access principles, and in 2009, thanks in large measure to Dr. Wheeler’s long-time advocacy, COAS passed the university’s first college-level open access policy.
Barb Lachenbruch, College of Forestry
Dr. Barbara Lachenbruch, Professor in the College of Forestry, has been an effective Open Access (OA) advocate among her colleagues, and in Summer 2011 the College of Forestry adopted its own OA policy. Dr. Lachenbruch “walks the walk” as well – making a large number of her own research publications available in the ScholarsArchive@OSU. Dr. Lachenbruch notes the applications her research has beyond the study of basic tree biology. By supporting Open Access, she is helping to make those applications possible.
Linda Lamb, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
As Manager of Research Publishing and Outreach in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences since 2003, Linda Lamb has planned and edited a variety of college publications in online and print formats. She also works to maximize the dissemination of the College’s research through outlets such as OSU News, Terra and ScholarsArchive@OSU. By advocating for and developing workflows that make faculty research widely available online, Ms. Lamb’s work has resulted in thousands of downloads of the College’s research by interested readers around the world.
Oregon State University joined more than 300 leading international research, scientific, and cultural institutions last week when Provost Sabah Randhawa signed the Berlin Declaration. Recognizing that the Internet has changed the way knowledge and information is disseminated, the Berlin Declaration calls for open access to knowledge in the humanities and the sciences. By becoming a signatory, OSU aligns itself with a growing number of North American institutions of higher education committed to a vision of globally interactive and accessible scholarly communication. This is the last day of the Berlin 9 Open Access Conference and this year is the first time North American university officials and researchers have had a chance to host and shape the program. If you want to learn more about the Berlin Declaration, go to http://oa.mpg.de/lang/en-uk/berlin-prozess/berliner-erklarung.
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month the Oregon Multicultural Archives invites you to view a small exhibit documenting OSU’s first Pow Wow.
Find out more on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post
Check out the Digital Collection in Flickr
Location: 3rd Floor of the Valley Library, University Archives, Display Case
Date: November-December 2011
Exhibit Curated by OSU University Archives Student Worker Ingrid Ockert with assistance from Kelsey Ockert
For More Information Contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian
The OSU Libraries’ Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) mission is to acquire, preserve and make available collections that document the lives of African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American communities of Oregon.