New Open Access Journals
In collaboration with the Boston College Libraries, three new open access journals have been published this year:
Information Technology and Libraries publishes material related to all aspects of libraries and information technology, including digital libraries, electronic journals and electronic publishing, computer security and intellectual property rights, technical standards, geographic information systems, and other topics.
The Levantine Review is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year by the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures and Boston College Libraries. The Review will deal with the Levant and the Mediterranean from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America. The latest volume documenting the 2012 annual convention is online and all prior volumes are being added sequentially. These will now be openly accessible to anyone with an internet connection.
Coming soon: Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits will be published as an open access journal in collaboration with the Boston College Libraries. Older volumes will be added gradually until all are available online.
New contributions to eScholarship
During the past year the following faculty members have made their work openly available in eScholarship (click to view their contributions):
Opening the books
- David Northrup, James Bretzke, Francis Parker and Richard Mackey have contributed books they authored to our openly accessible collection in the Internet Archive online library. Prof. Northrup’s book, Indentured Labor in the Age of Imperialism, 1834-1922, has been downloaded 293 times so far this year.
- Our Internet Archive selections will also be included in the HathiTrust Digital Library, currently numbering over 10 million volumes. HathiTrust is a “trusted digital repository”, with the goal of permanently preserving these volumes.
- Faculty Publication Highlights interviews are now being archived and made openly accessible in eScholarship. Recent faculty interviews include: Solomon Friedberg, Audrey Friedman, Yonder Moynihan Gillman, Lou Imbriano, Richard McGowan, Franco Mormando, Kevin Ohi, Elizabeth Rhodes, Robert Ross, Frank Salameh, Lawrence T. Scott, Sandra Waddock and Arch Woodside.
Centers archive in eScholarship
The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has archived the 2009 Retirement Survey Data, in eScholarship.
Coming soon: The Center on Wealth and Philanthropy has contributed reports, previously available only in paper, to be made digitally and openly available in eScholarship.
New Articles on Open Access
Philip G. Altbach and Brendan Rapple, Anarchy and Commercialism. Inside Higher Ed. March 8, 2012.
Our 2012 issues of the Library Newsletter have included the following articles on open access issues, contributed by Jane Morris, Scholarly Communication Librarian:
Your Out-of-Print Book on Kindle?
Are You in the 87%?
The Policy Debate on Access to Research Heats Up
Frequently Asked: eTDs and prior publication
More OA Resources at BC
The guide highlights resources and information on the benefits of OA for scholars and authors and describes the Boston College Libraries' OA publishing platforms and services.
The purpose of this guide is to give strategies for resolving basic copyright questions. It can be helpful to authors who want to actively manage their rights and get maximum exposure for their work.
Open Access Symposium 2011
During International Open Access Week (October 24-30, 2011) the Libraries sponsored a faculty symposium featuring a keynote speech by John Palfrey, Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School and Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
Dr. Tom Wall, University Librarian, discusses the Libraries' commitment to Open Access.