October 24, 2017
It’s the 10th Open Access Week (23-29 October) and maybe a good opportunity to deliver a “state of the OA art” summary of where things are at and what’s going to be happening in the near future and longer term but, to be honest, OA is in...Read more
March 8, 2016
This week is Open Education Week.
What is Open Education?
“Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide”
It comprises three...Read more
July 30, 2015
We’ve put out warnings in the past about the perils of predatory scholarly publishing and if you are still unsure what this means the Wikipedia entry sums it up pretty well. The rise of open access publishing has been great for both authors and...Read more
October 22, 2014
In Open Access Week it seems an appropriate time to consider the cost of textbooks and the impact the open movement might have on the situation.
Open Access Textbooks (OATs) and Open Educational Resources (OERs) are gaining attention worldwide as a...Read more
October 20, 2014
It’s Open Access Week during 20-26 October. We’re celebrating with an Open Access Panel Discussion on Thursday 23 October, blog posts, displays in all the libraries (this is Manawatū below), and OA biscuits…
October 17, 2014
To the consumer of Open Access (OA) scholarly publishing it’s really a very simple thing. You find a link to a journal article, a thesis or a book chapter and you click on it. The document is there, you can read it online or download it...Read more
October 8, 2014
The Library invites you to a panel discussion to mark Open Access Week (20-26 October), in the VLT rooms at all Massey campuses, on Thursday 23 October, 12.10pm-1.15pm.
Come along to hear a panel give their perspectives on Open Access, followed...Read more
August 14, 2014
By now probably most academic researchers will have heard of Researchgate, which is often described as “a social networking site for researchers”, a sort of mix of Facebook and LinkedIn but with a heavy scholarly focus. At the very least ...Read more
June 20, 2014
Since widespread Internet access became available about twenty years ago, researchers have seen it as a simple and fast means of disseminating their work within their own communities, and beyond that to other research communities and to the public...Read more
May 21, 2013
What is eResearch?
Definitions of eResearch abound and it can be pretty difficult to see any strong distinction between eResearch, eScience and digital scholarship. They are all about applying modern computer and communications technologies to the...Read more