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Open Educator Award: Call for Nominations

Oct. 30, 2017

CU Boulder Student Government and the University Libraries have joined together to identify and recognize campus educators who demonstrate exemplary use of open educational resources (OER) in their classrooms or teaching practice. Do you have a CU Boulder teacher or colleague who has implemented, adapted, authored, or shared high quality...

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Open Access Publishing = Global Audiences for Research

Oct. 23, 2017

Readership map of total downloads by region from CU Scholar, our institutional repository. While most undergraduate projects get filed away after being graded, some are shared hundreds or even thousands of times. For example, CU Boulder alum Kerry Doran's Undergraduate Honors Thesis has been downloaded over 13,800 times by researchers...

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Open Access Week 2017

Oct. 16, 2017

The 10 th annual International Open Access Week will be October 23 – 29, 2017. The University Libraries have put together an exciting series of events to celebrate the free and open sharing of research and ideas online, to share the benefits of open access, and to inspire wider participation...

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CU Boulder Libraries to Provide Support for Authors Publishing in Elementa

May 10, 2017

Elementa publishes original research centered on the Anthropocene and its effects on Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems; interactions between human and natural systems; and potential steps to mitigate and/or adapt to global change. Elementa is a peer-reviewed, exclusively open access online journal, operated on a non-profit business model. The...

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Access to Springer and Nature articles returned

May 2, 2017

Update: Access to our Springer and Nature journals has been restored. Please submit a contact a librarian if you need further assistance. Original post: May 2, 2017 Some articles from Springer and Nature are currently unavailable because the publisher has revoked our access while we negotiate our license with them...

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Colorado Open Scholarship Series

April 10, 2017

Academic libraries across Colorado are hosting the Colorado Open Scholarship Series to increase awareness and promote open access, open data, and open educational resources. We have invited experts from SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources) to talk about the challenges and opportunities for supporting open scholarship at CU Boulder...

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Open Access Week 2016, Oct 24 - 30

Oct. 18, 2016

Open Access week is Oct. 24-30! This is an annual international event focusing on open access and related topics. The University Libraries and the Open Science Interest Group, a campus student group, are hosting several events to celebrate. Increasing Openness and Transparency in Academic Research When: Monday, Oct. 24, 3:00-4:00...

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Open Access for the Humanities: A step-by-step guide to sharing your work legally

Feb. 12, 2016

Join us February 19th from 12pm-1pm or March 7th from 5pm-6pm to learn what Open Access means for humanists, and how you can deposit copies of your work in CU Scholar (our institutional repository) and commercial sites like academia.edu .

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