Author Archives: Robin Sinn

About Robin Sinn

Robin is the Scholarly Communications Specialist at Sheridan Libraries, JHU. Metrics, academic publishing, discovery, repositories, and Open Science interest her.

Happy Pi Day! 3.14

As you start your Spring Break festivities, please include a moment of acknowledgment for pi. Irrational? Maybe, but I’ll take any excuse to have a piece of pie. To see how others celebrate and calculate pi, follow these links: Overview … Continue reading

Adventures in Publishing: Homewood Researchers Share Experiences with New Publishing Models

The panel will take place on: Monday, March 26th 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Macksey Room, M-Level, Brody Learning Commons Refreshments will be served. This event this is FREE; please register. Hear stories from three seasoned scholars who’ve explored the … Continue reading

Consider an Open Textbook for your Next Teaching Gig

The high cost of college textbooks has been in the news as well as research journals. There’s a movement to counter those escalating costs called Open Educational Resources. In fact March 5 – 9 is Open Education Week! Administrators and … Continue reading

Learn Cool Things and Save Time with Library Workshops

A very wise man, S. R. Ranganathan, created 5 Laws of Library Science. My personal favorite is #4: Save the time of the reader (or researcher). We’re here to help you save some time with another crop of library workshops. … Continue reading

How to Avoid Predatory Journals

If you’ve heard horror stories about predatory journals or conferences and want to avoid them, we have a couple ways to help you out. A page about predatory journals, with resources to use for verification, is available to you at … Continue reading

Intersession at the Library: Five Courses to Choose From

Intersession at Homewood is a great opportunity to try something new. Even if it’s a course in your major, Intersession courses often focus on aspects or topics that can’t be addressed in a semester-long class. MSEL librarians offer four Intersession … Continue reading

ResearchGate and Sharing Your Articles

ResearchGate is a scholarly collaboration network (SCN) that gives researchers a place to describe their work, ask questions, and share documents. The ‘share documents’ part of that has received a lot of attention lately. A group of publishers, the Coalition … Continue reading

JHU Libraries Support Open Access

The first Open Access Week blog post looked at how and why individual researchers and groups within JHU make their research openly available. Now it’s time to tell you the variety of ways that the JHU Libraries support open research. … Continue reading

“Open in Order to” – Open Access Week 2017

“Open in Order to” is the theme of 2017’s Open Access Week. “Open in order to” invites us to share our reasons for making our research, data, journal articles, and educational materials openly and freely available!  Below are examples of … Continue reading

Library Shop Classes

Library shop classes? Of course! The Sheridan Libraries offer many tools to help you with your library research. While you can always stop at the Reference Consultation Office and Information Desk on M-level, use our Ask a Librarian service, or … Continue reading