During October 2009

RITS 2009 Team Retreat at Fancy Gap

RITS 2009 Team Portrait L-R: Bobbie Collins, Jean-Paul Bessou, Mary Scanlon, Erik Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Giz Womack, Roz Tedford, Lauren Pressley, Susan Smith, Kaeley McMahan, Barry Davis, Ellen Daugman, Molly Keener, Kevin Gilbertson Last summer the RITS Team was formed by combining the Research and Information Services and the Information Technology teams. Our initial team... more

From the Suggestion Box: Alarm on the Graduate Lounge Door

I think I speak for a lot of people who regularly study in the 24 hr room when I say it would be great if you did away with the alarm on the door of the grad lounge. Requiring a graduate i.d. to open the door is more than effective at preventing undergrads from entering... more

Classroom Management

Getting quiet students to participate in discussion homework ahead of time pair work calling them by name iphone app to call on random students grading each statement asking the right question Craig’s hands on project, so their project is very different from other classes Kaeley’s BI that started with just conversations with students, asked what... more

Vufind status update – October 2009

Vufind has been live for just about 2 months now. In that time we have gotten 118 feedback emails detailing bug reports, enhancement requests, and personal opinions about the new system. It has been a busy fall for the systems staff and we are just now finishing up the fixes on a few of our... more

Open Access Week exhibit

October 19-23 is Open Access Week. This exhibit seemed very timely with the addition of our Scholarly Communications Librarian Molly Keener and the opening of our institutional repository Wakespace. The exhibit, along with a presentation will hopefully educate our community about open access issues. more

Wake Forest University Celebrates “Open Access Week”

Welcome to Open Access Week! The Wake Forest University community of scholars joins colleagues across the globe in celebrating and promoting the principles of Open Access to scholarship. In the path from information to knowledge to wisdom, free and open access to ideas is paramount. Open Access Week exists to broaden awareness and understanding of... more

Program: The Future of Scholarly Publishing

Please join us for a discussion about the future of publishing on Tuesday, October 20, at 3 p.m. in 204 ZSR Library. Molly Keener will discuss changes in the scholarly publishing field and will project how those changes impact the future of publishing. Erik Mitchell will briefly discuss the library’s institutional repository project and how... more

Meet Molly Keener

Molly Keener has recently joined the faculty of the ZSR Library as the Scholarly Communication Librarian. In this newly-created position, she will enhance the library’s partnership with the Office of the Provost to support faculty research and publishing endeavors. Molly will support faculty seeking to: Better manage their copyrights and intellectual property rights, Explore alternative... more

A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access

by Peter Suber Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on... more

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Open Access Fund

Z. Smith Reynolds Library has established an Open Access Fund to help faculty pay for Open Access publication fees. Under a cost-sharing arrangement, the ZSR Library will pay for one-third of the Open Access publication fees, and the remaining two-thirds will be funded equally by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the faculty... more