We now have a feedback form for people to let us know what they think about Texas ScholarWorks. If you’ve used Texas ScholarWorks before and would like to share your feedback with us, please use the form.
Check out our first Texas Data Repository Annual Report, which reports on UT-Austin’s activities in the consortium over the last two years since its launch. https://hdl.handle.net/2152/74154 Some highlights include: • Many upgrades to Dataverse: currently at version 4.9.4 (thanks TDL!!) • 77 dataverses (collections), 430 datasets, and nearly 7000 files.… read more
With a name like open access, it goes without saying that accessing scholarly literature is not just an important piece of OA initiatives, but a primary goal. One popular method of ensuring access to open materials has been through the utilization of institutional repositories. Institutional repositories are “digital collections capturing and preserving… read more
We are offering digital scholarship office hours again this semester. Gilbert Borrego, Allyssa Guzman, Jessica Trelogan and Colleen Lyon will be available to answer any questions you may have about digital scholarship, Texas Data Repository, Texas ScholarWorks, research data services, or scholarly publishing. Here are the dates –all sessions are… read more
arXiv has announced they achieved a huge milestone in 2017 – their one billionth download! arXiv is a fantastic example of a successful pre-print repository. They have information about reaching that download milestone and other updates for 2018 in their January update. It’s important to remember that much of the… read more
If you have a question about Texas Data Repository, Texas ScholarWorks, managing your data, copyright, or open access come visit us today (10/18). We’ll be in PCL 3.120 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
In this video, European Studies and Digital Scholarship Librarian Ian Goodale talks about working with UT faculty and LBJ Library collections to build a website about the 1968 Czech revolt known as the Prague Spring. The full collection of the primary documents are available on Texas ScholarWorks.
As part of our “Year of Open,” UT Libraries hosted CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch for a public presentation. Titled “Evolving Scholarly Practice and the New Challenges for Scholarly Communications, ” Dr. Lynch discussed multiple topics pertaining to digital scholarship, including data management, digital curation, research replication, and data packaging.… read more
The Scholarly Communication Group at UT Libraries organizes periodic brown bag discussions on a variety of schol comm topics. These brown bag sessions are open to anyone, although the primary audience is UT Libraries staff. They provide an opportunity to talk through either current or emerging issues for the Libraries and… read more
The University of California Office of Scholarly Communication has a really great blog post about the difference between open access institutional and subject repositories and academic social networking sites like Academia.edu and ResearchGate. Here’s the post: http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/2015/12/a-social-networking-site-is-not-an-open-access-repository/ I particularly like the table they created to demonstrate the differences: