October 18, 2013
The 7th annual Open Access Week (October 21-27) is dedicated to highlighting the potential for Open Access to change the landscape of scholarly publishing.
Open Access of information is forever changing the way intellectual output is published, disseminated, used, and reused. OA unburdens the author, library, and reader of the often high publication and usage costs and guarantees the information will be free and immediately accessible for users around the world. It has the potential to completely transform the way research and scientific inquiry are performed. In short, the implications of providing Open Access to information are widespread and world-changing.
The Wright State University Libraries are directly involved with providing Open Access to the intellectual output of the University by offering CORE Scholar. CORE Scholar, Wright State’s own Institutional Repository, facilitates WSU researchers the opportunity to publish their work in a professional database that allows worldwide users the chance to access free of restrictions.
CORE Scholar publishing provides professional publishing services, and has the capability to publish a plethora of formats including:
CORE Scholar also provides faculty with scholarship pages which include usage statistics, RSS feeds, and subscriber tracking, allowing faculty the ability to monitor the impact factors of their work.
Open Access provided through Wright State’s CORE Scholar has the potential to maximize research investments, increase exposure and use of Wright State University published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the OA community to increase enthusiasm for this important movement.
August 22, 2013
The Wright State University Friends of the Libraries offer a new workshop series for 2013-2014. All are held 10:30am-12:30pm in the Wright State Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, and cost $12 for Friends’ members and $15 for non-members.
Your Life Story, October 12, 2013
Make a ‘digital scrapbook’ using your own photos to play over the holidays and give as gifts. Participants will provide 20-24 photos in advance for the Libraries to scan in preparation for the workshop. All photos will be returned at the workshop.
Grandparents Online, November 16, 2013
Learn to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and more to keep in touch with (and impress!) family & friends. For all ages.
Research Your Roots, January 11, 2014
For the beginning genealogist to learn what materials are available, where to find them, and how to get started.
History thru Newspapers, February 8, 2014
Research and relive local history through old newspapers in the Archives’ collection.
No previous experience in scanning, multimedia, social media, or genealogy is necessary. Fees include take-home materials and light refreshments.
The Friends’ Workshop Series shares specialized information available in the Wright State University Libraries. Instructors are Libraries’ staff who are experts in their areas. Our goal is to help you get started on projects for you and your family that can be continued and enjoyed at home.
Seating is limited. Registration and pre-payment are required. Free & convenient parking.
The Friends of the Libraries are a not-for-profit group that supports the Wright State University Libraries’ programs, resources, and services. Membership in the Friends supports these goals plus provides borrowing privileges to the WSU Libraries’ and OhioLINK collections. Learn more about the Friends.
August 16, 2013
Looking for good books and good company? Then the Friends of the Libraries’ UnWin(e)d Book Group is for you! Stop in for our informal drop-in programs at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees (3510 Pentagon Blvd., Beavercreek). Attend any or all of the meetings - each are Thursdays at 5:30pm featuring:
Discussion will be led by personable Humanities Librarian Mandy Shannon. You may bring refreshments or purchase Winans’ coffee, wine, and other offerings. Limited print and eBooks are available for borrowing from the WSU Libraries. The Barnes & Noble University Bookstore is also selling the books and provides a 20% discount to Wright State students, faculty and staff, and Friends of the Libraries’ members.
No registration is necessary. Drop in to join or listen to good discussion. UnWin(e)d is free and open to the public. More information about the club and books is available at the UnWin(e)d blog.
The UnWin(e)d Book Club is made possible through a Friends of the Libraries’ Staff Grant. The Friends are a not-for-profit group that supports the Wright State University Libraries’ programs, resources, and services. Membership in the Friends supports these goals plus provides borrowing privileges to the WSU Libraries’ and OhioLINK collections. Learn more about the Friends.
July 15, 2013
The University Libraries now offer convenient recharging stations throughout Dunbar Library. Three charging stations are located in public areas:
The stations have multiple tips to accommodate most cell phones. iPhone 5 Lightning tips area available for check-out from the Circulation Desk that can then be used to charge on the Charging Stations.
Individual chargers can also be checked out from the Circulation Desk for use throughout the building – just plug it into the nearest electrical outlet and recharge while studying.
Last but not least, individual chargers are also available for use within the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) while you work on multimedia projects.
The Libraries recommend that you please watch your phones and/or devices while recharging. The Libraries are not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.
So don’t run down and charge ahead while in the University Libraries.
May 15, 2013
The Wright State University Libraries offer an exciting new way to search. QuickSearch provides our campus community members with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing many of our resources through a single search tool. When you search QuickSearch, you will see results from the Wright State and OhioLINK catalogs as well as from hundreds of our databases, including all of our Ebscohost databases, JSTOR, the Web of Science, and many more. Right now QuickSearch is in beta, which means that we’ll be making some adjustments this summer. Please contribute your opinion by filling out our feedback form!
Thank you for your time, and we look forward to your input.
January 14, 2013
The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 was a catastrophic, yet defining, event in Dayton's history. Out of this tragedy came a great community spirit of generosity, strength, and accomplishment in preventing another flood of such devastating proportion. The community commemorates the centennial of this event to reconnect with the past and understand its lasting legacy on our history and physical landscape.
The Wright State University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives created a free traveling exhibit consisting of captivating photographs and primary sources to tell the story of the flood on three, free-standing fabric panels each measuring 33.5" wide and 84” tall. An in-depth brochure accompanies the exhibit in addition to a website offering an image gallery.
The exhibit debuts at the January 24 performance of the WSU Theatre’s 1913: The Great Dayton Flood (call the Theatre Box Office at (937) 775-2500 for available tickets. Performances Jan. 24 through Feb. 10). The Archives’ website lists where and when the exhibit is displayed, and provides a request form to borrow the exhibit. Any organization or institution is welcomed and encouraged to borrow the exhibit for a two-week period. Please complete the online form or call (937) 775-2092. For additional information, please see the 1913 Flood FAQ, or email the Archives.
This exhibit is made possible through the generosity of a Wright State University Friends of the Libraries’ Staff Grant, and the Dayton office of Battelle Memorial Institute. Due to their support, the 1913 Dayton Flood Traveling Exhibit is available at no cost, with the exception of shipping if needed.
Take this opportunity to share the Dayton Flood story with your community.
December 19, 2012
RefWorks’ streamlining its log-in process has greatly increased convenience to its users. A new functionality was launched in December to provide users with the option to stay logged into the service as long as they have accessed their account within the past 14 days.
When a user opts to remain logged in, RefWorks now sets a browser cookie that will last for two weeks. This improvement makes it easier for users to access RefWorks without constantly supplying log-in credentials. Should a user not access their account within the 14-day window, they will be prompted to enter their password information in order to gain access to their account. Please note that when a user is presented with this new option, they will be warned not to select it if they are on a public computer.
RefWorks is a web-based citation management service that makes it easy to generate bibliographies or footnotes for your papers. As a free service to all WSU students, faculty, and staff, RefWorks allows users to create a personal database of resources and keep resources organized. The Libraries offer free RefWorks workshops every semester. Sign up for one today for easier citation work tomorrow! http://www.libraries.wright.edu/calendar/workshops.php
November 21, 2012
In 1992, academic libraries and the Ohio Board of Regents joined forces to provide a competitive advantage for the state’s higher education community by creating: OhioLINK. The Wright State University Libraries, as a founding member of the Ohio Library & Information Network, celebrate 20 years of pooling resources to provide more than 600,000 college and university students, faculty and staff with access to millions of books and other library materials.
Celebrate this anniversary with the WSU Libraries in the Dunbar Library and Student Union Nov. 26-30 . We will have cookies and giveaways to share and a "memory wall" for you to write about your experience with OhioLINK.
OhioLINK has grown into a consortium of 88 Ohio college and university libraries, plus the State Library of Ohio. Membership includes 16 public/research universities, 23 community/technical colleges, and 49 private colleges. Together, OhioLINK and its member libraries provide access to 46.5 million books and other library materials, more than 100 electronic research databases, more than 81,000 e-books, thousands of images and videos, and millions of electronic journal articles.
The statistics speak for themselves. The WSU Libraries alone purchase from OhioLINK:
Through the EJC alone, WSU students, faculty and staff downloaded more than 259,000 journal articles in 2010 and almost 258,000 in 2011. Without OhioLINK this level of downloading would have cost millions of dollars.
OhioLINK is a necessity to Ohio academic libraries through its cooperatively and cost-effectively acquiring, providing access to, and preserving an expanding array of print and digital resources; and by centrally hosting digital content.
"I can think of no better example of shared services than what OhioLINK has been doing for the past 20 years," said Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro. "Shared services are vital to keep Ohio thriving, and OhioLINK clearly shows how the sharing of Ohio’s vast scholarly resources can give our students, teachers and researchers the tools to excel."
November 13, 2012
The following information will be of interest to Wright State University faculty and students who have individual accounts on SpringerLink, the site for online journals, books, and protocols published by Springer:
SpringerLink will be migrating to a new online platform on Monday, November 26. If users have set up individual accounts for saved searches or alerts (“My SpringerLink”), these will not be migrated. New individual accounts, if desired, will need to be set up once the transfer has been completed. Please review the changes and the process for setting up new individual accounts.
October 15, 2012
The 6th annual Open Access Week Oct. 22-28 provides an opportunity for academic and research communities to continue learning about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they've learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Wright State University Libraries are leading the campus Open Access movement with CORE Scholar.
Open Access to information - the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use those results as you need - has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
The Libraries' CORE Scholar is Wright institutional repository. Compared to commercial publishers pressured to earn revenue on their journals, the Libraries offer publishing as a service to campus in whatever subject areas Wright State University specializes in or needs in the form of:
CORE Scholar provides the opportunity to create and edit your own professional online journals, e-books and monographs, plus present all conference materials online before/during/after the event, and faculty scholarship pages containing all of your scholarly works in one place. Everything in CORE Scholar is full-text searchable and accessible internationally.
Open Access has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.
Learn about the University Libraries efforts to build an open access institutional repository and help us to brainstorm about adding new materials to the repository created by you and your department.Please register to attend any or all of these sessions:
CORE Scholar - Open Access Week
Monday, Oct. 22 - Room 315, Dunbar Library
Introduction to Institutional Repositories, Open Access, and Digital Commons; 9:00 - 10:00am
A brief overview of the open access movement, the history & development of institutional repositories, and the basic values and functionality of Digital Commons and Selected Works.
Introduction to CORE Scholar; 10:00 - 10:30am
An overview of the institutional repository initiative at Wright State.
Repository Collection Development: An Inclusive, Partnership-based Approach; 11:00am - Noon
The repository as a service: developing robust, relevant collections with campus partners. Covers types of collections, examples, and through individual stories highlights the collaborative, service-oriented nature of the work. Time for questions and brainstorming included.
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