Easier Open Publishing with Wiley Journals

The Johns Hopkins Libraries are piloting an agreement with Wiley to promote Open Access and make it easier for our researchers and authors to achieve.   The Johns Hopkins Libraries have entered into a new agreement with Wiley. For the next three years part of the subscription fee we pay Wiley to read their journals will be diverted to […]


New Workshops: Copyright for Graduate Students

Are you interested in learning more about the copyright issues that may arise as you develop your scholarship? Would you like to understand what copyright is, how to work with copyrighted material, and ways that you can manage your own copyrights? If so, Copyright for Graduate Students is for you! There are three workshops available. Each will […]


New Open Access Publishing Opportunities for Hopkins Authors: PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, and TOME

PLOS Partnership Johns Hopkins Libraries now participate in the PLOS Community Action Publishing (CAP) program to support Hopkins authors in their efforts to publish openly. Any article accepted by PLOS Medicine or PLOS Biology with a corresponding author from Johns Hopkins University will be able to publish without paying a fee. This program also extends […]


Digital Pedagogy and the Great Global Online Learning Experiment

Teaching Online

COVID-19 has enrolled many of us in higher education in an unexpected experiment in online learning. While many classroom teachers have been practitioners of hybrid pedagogy for years—in-person meetings facilitated or complemented by digital texts, tools, and activities, learning management systems like Blackboard, and operational platforms like SIS—we find ourselves suddenly adapting by necessity to […]


Ada Lovelace Day

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, an “international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science,” I’d like to offer a tribute to Rachel Carson, who played a major role in the banning of the pesticide DDT through her 1962 book Silent Spring. Silent Spring is credited as a catalyst […]


How Do We Find Geospatial Data?

From using GPS to navigate traffic to apps tailoring selections based on location, geospatial data is integral to our daily lives. Researchers also increasingly use geospatial data. For example, in a recent article featuring several Johns Hopkins researchers, geospatial data was used to understand sub-surface features of an archaeological site in modern-day Oman. Currently, I […]


Life on Mars?

 Is there life on Mars?  The debate continues.  In 1976, NASA launched three experiments to investigate the possibility of life on Mars as part of the Viking Mission. An exhibit on C-Level in the Eisenhower Library, Detecting Life on the Red Planet, tells the story of the experiment that was developed by Whiting School alumnus and Trustee Emeritus […]


Life on Mars?

 Is there life on Mars?  The debate continues.  In 1976, NASA launched three experiments to investigate the possibility of life on Mars as part of the Viking Mission. An exhibit on C-Level in the Eisenhower Library, Detecting Life on the Red Planet, tells the story of the experiment that was developed by Whiting School alumnus and Trustee Emeritus […]


Open Access Success Story: 20,000 Free Articles in Particle Physics

Back in 2008 researchers and librarians at CERN wanted to be sure that the high energy and particle physics journals they utilize would be freely available to any reader in the world, not just readers at institutions with subscriptions. CERN worked with the journal publishers and libraries across the globe to make that possible. JH […]