Open Access Week: Journals & Scholarly Communication

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As part of a growing trend toward increased access, many scholars are choosing to publish in an Open Access format. Services like the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) index “high quality, peer_reviewed Open Access research journals, periodicals and their articles’ metadata.” (doaj.org) More than 2 million articles from 900 different journals are available in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social science, and humanities. To learn more about Open Access journals and repositories, visit Reed’s Open Access guide or check out the DOAJ FAQ site.

Open Access Week (October 24 – 30, 2016) is a global event to promote Open Access (OA) as the new default in scholarship and research.

Digital Loeb Classical Library now available

The Digital Loeb Classical Library is now available online for the Reed community. This important archive complements the library’s print offering of classical Greek and Latin texts.

Key features include:
• Single- and dual-language reading modes
• Sophisticated Bookmarking and Annotation features
• Tools for sharing Bookmarks and Annotations
• Greek keyboard
• User account and My Loeb content saved in perpetuity
• Intuitive Search and Browse

Some of the site’s most useful tools are features of “My Loebs,” the personal accounts available to all authorized users. You can create your own account (via the “Sign up” link at the top of each page on the site) so as to utilize the digital Loeb Classical Library’s full capabilities.

http://www.loebclassics.com.

New in Reed Digital Collections!

The library is happy to announce two new additions to Reed Digital Collections.

Nicholas Wheeler Physics Lectures

Nicholas Wheeler taught Physics at Reed from 1963 to 2010. Although his writings were never published, 27 volumes of his lecture notes on all the topics he taught were written out in his clear calligraphic script and bound for deposit in the Reed Library. These notes have become something of a cult classic and are still sought out by graduates of his classes. They have now been digitized and are presented in this collection for consultation and access by all.

Early Printing and Writing Collection

The Early Printing and Writing Collection consists of complete letters, documents, and manuscript books from all over Europe and several New World countries. Examples range from the early 15th century into the 20th century, with emphasis on the 16th and 17th centuries. From letters to tally books, archeological reports to war statistics, and Inquisition warrants to legal battles, these items are also of great historical interest worthy of scholarly study. They are unique and are only now available for such study.

New Pauly Supplements trial

The Library is offering trial access to Brill’s New Pauly Supplements, vols 1-6. These reference works complement Reed’s current holdings of the seminal and comprehensive New Pauly resource. Users are invited to send comments to Angie Beiriger no later than April 30.

Individual titles in the series:
 1. Chronologies of the Ancient World
Lists all rulers and dynasties that made their mark on ancient history, from the Mesopotamian kings around 3000 BC to the Bishops and Patriarchs of Late Antiquity.
2. Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts
An overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, and translations.
 3. Historical Atlas of the Ancient World
Covering the 3rd millennium BC until the 15th century AD, this new atlas of the ancient world illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire.
  4. The Reception of Myth and Mythology
The routes and works through which the myths of Greece and Rome have passed into the cultural memory of Europe.
5. The Reception of Classical Literature
An overview of the reception and influence of ancient literary works on the literature, art and music from antiquity to the present.
6. History of Classical Scholarship
This dictionary charts the lives and works of more than 700 influential scholars from the 14th century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity.

Copyright & Your Thesis

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / 4:00pm / L17

A group of seniors are delivering their theses to the Registrar’s Office, Spring 1963.
Retrieved from Reed Digital Collections, http://cdm.reed.edu/u?/reedhisttxt,13732 (accessed 4.2.14)

What is fair use? Who holds the copyright on your thesis? Why does citing images and data matter in academia?

Join Reed College librarians and students as we talk about these questions and more in a panel discussion on Copyright and Your Thesis. This interactive session will cover what you need to know about images, data, & fair use. Although we’ll focus on copyright and theses, everyone is welcome. Bring questions! Snacks and conversation starters provided.

L17 is on the lower level of the library. (Get directions at the front Circ desk)

Panel includes:

 

 

Trial of Index Religiosus

The library is offering a trial of Index Religiosus Online. IRO is a reference bibliography for Theology, Religious Studies, and Church History offered in partnership with the KU Leuven and Université Catholique de Louvain. You can visit the site directly or access it via the database link on the BREPOLiS website.

The Index Religiosus

  • Replaces the bibliography of the ‘Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique’ and of the ‘Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses (Elenchus Bibliographicus)’
  • covers publications written in various European languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, etc
  • consist of some 565,000 bibliographic records
  • is updated yearly with 20,000 records
  • is OpenURL compliant
  • offers the possibility to export records in several formats (EndNOte, Refworks, Zotero, etc.)

A detailed leaflet about Index Religiosus is available for download.

Please send any feedback to Angie Beiriger by April 20, 2014.

Help Build the Digital Thesis Tower

Hey seniors – join your comrades in the Reed College Digital Thesis Tower!

Add your thesis to the Reed Senior Theses online archive and help build the digital thesis tower. Submit your thesis after you’ve completed your orals, made last corrections, and sent your thesis for printing. The version should be identical to your final, printed thesis. Participation is completely voluntary and does not replace your printed, bound thesis.

Go to the Electronic Thesis Information Page for details.

For more information or help with the process contact Angie Beiriger, Digital Assets Librarian, or send a message to etheses@lists.reed.edu.


 

 

 

 

Trials: Oxford Handbooks Online, Philosophy and Religion

Oxford Handbooks Online brings together the world’s leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. Oxford Handbooks are one of the most successful and cited series within scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Through March 28, the library is offering trials of the handbooks, giving us the opportunity to preview the content before we commit the funds to subscribing to it. Your feedback is important in evaluating new electronic content & resources.

You can check the Religion & Philosophy subject areas under the “browse by subject” menu. Available on campus only.

Oxford Handbooks Online, Philosophy
43 handbooks reviewing the various questions epistemologists have asked regarding testimonial belief and knowledge, including recent scholarly content from Medieval Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Ethics, and Phenomenology.

Oxford Handbooks Online, Religion

27 books providing new essays on critical topics and emerging issues in the study of religion, complementing hundreds of essays on Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and cross-cultural thematic studies.

Contact Angie Beiriger with questions or comments.