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Open Textbooks

Posted by: kkeiller on 2016-10-24 Blog Tags: open | OER | Open Access Week | open textooks
This week is Open Access Week. The theme this year is “Open in Action”. The theme challenges all of us to reflect on what we are doing to make sure our scholarly work is available to the world, without barriers, costs or restrictions. As a library we support open access by maintaining the Lakehead University Knowledge Commons and supporting other tools, such as the DMP Assistant. As faculty there are many actions that can support open access. One action that can have a direct impact on student success is choosing open educational resources, an open textbook, for example. Here are two places you can start looking for open texts: Open Textbook Library BC OpenCampus For more information visit Faculty Guide to Open Textbooks / OER

New Trial - Drama Online!

Posted by: ctomasin on 2016-10-18 Blog Tags: videos | trial
We now have a trial of Drama Online. Drama Online is a complete digital library of the most studied, performed and critically acclaimed plays from the last 2500 years. Visit Drama Online to explore 1700 playtexts, and 350 audio plays; stream video content of filmed productions. The trial will expire on Dec. 12, 2016.

Journal Cancellations

Posted by: kkeiller on 2016-10-11 Blog Tags: journal cancellations | budget reductions
After consultation with faculty-library representatives, we have identified 46 journal titles for cancellations, estimated to save the library over $30,000 in the 2016/17 fiscal year. List of cancellation candidates (need LU login to view) If you have any concerns with the cancellations please contact: Karen Keiller Univeristy Librarian kkeiller@lakeheadu.ca