Open Access and JHU: Some Numbers

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With Open Access Week happening Oct. 19 – 25th, I thought I’d provide a high-level overview of the Open Access journal publishing done by Johns Hopkins authors. Just in case you’re wondering.  The data and images below are from the InCites: Benchmarking and Analysis database, one of our JH Libraries subscriptions. InCites lets you play […]


Open Access Week Events

This year the Johns Hopkins Libraries are marking Open Access Week with a variety of events. We hope one or more appeal to you. Friday, Oct. 16 9:00 am – 10:00 am Open Access at JHUP during COVID-19 Speakers: Barbara Kline Pope, Director, JHU Press Wendy Queen, Director, Project MUSE Event description and link Barbara […]


A Place for Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Publications

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JHU COVID-19 Publications is a collection in JScholarship, our institutional repository, that provides a space for faculty to deposit their work that is related to COVID-19.  At first this was envisioned as a subset of the peer-reviewed journal articles faculty make openly available to support the Johns Hopkins Open Access Policy. It became immediately apparent […]


Course Materials: Open Textbooks and Library Resources

Fall classes are guaranteed to be unusual. Some courses will be online only; some courses will use a hybrid format. To ensure equal access for all students, you will need to use online textbooks and reading materials. When thinking about textbooks for your students, consider open textbooks. These Open Educational Resources (OER) provide reviewed, edited […]


Google Scholar and Your (Now) Virtual Library

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Andrea Copland, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Friedheim Library and Robin Sinn, Coordinator, Office of Scholarly Communication, coauthored this post.   Google Scholar covers a large proportion of scholarly literature including: academic journals, books, institutional repositories, preprints, case law, patents, and dissertations. It indexes most of the academic journal publishers, so It’s a popular place to search for articles that support your research, learning, and teaching.   Because Google […]


Update on Open Science and COVID-19

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While many of us are following good social distancing practices by staying home, medical researchers and practitioners continue their work out in the world. Back in January I described how Open Science supports public health research and response in these kinds of fast-moving situations. It’s time for a quick update. Before March 13th, less than […]


You Read a Lot of Open Books!

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I’ve written here a lot about Open Access, primarily to journal articles. In fact, Hopkins has an Open Access Policy which asks our faculty to make their peer-reviewed journal articles openly available for all to read. Now it’s time to turn our attention to Open Books. These books are produced by reputable publishers, go through […]


Fair Use Can Be Fun!

February 24 – 28 is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week. But why should you care? You should care because Fair Use is a US law that you utilize frequently, even daily. Fair Use makes a number of things possible, including: parody and satire quoting and citing remixes scanning and photocopying Fair Use lets you use copyrighted […]


A New Coronavirus and Open Science

News about a new coronavirus moves quickly around the world and so does the science. Have you thought about how or why that science can travel so expeditiously around the globe? Many scientists – especially those who work in public health and environmental sciences – are keen to share their research efforts quickly and openly […]


Jan 1: Public Domain Day 2020

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Last December we celebrated the first Public Domain Day in 20 years. Now they’re an annual event, like a birthday. On 1/1/2020, books, poems, music, and films published in 1924 in the US will enter the Public Domain. Why does that matter to you or anyone else? For one thing, it means that digital versions […]