Additional Funding for the Open Education Resource Initiative!

Apply for the next round of open education resources grants to make your courses more affordable and accessible! Open education is a movement to address the rising costs of textbooks, which directly impacts student learning. Gleeson Library has budgeted approximately $8,000 annually for scholarly communications and this project will use a subset of that total, … Continue reading Additional Funding for the Open Education Resource Initiative!

Happy Open Access Week!

Happy Open Access Week! The University of San Francisco will be holding three events for international Open Access Week: Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge. How to publish in open access venues with CRASE: Fear and Open Access in Demystifying the New Publishing Landscape Tuesday, October 23 at 2:30pm Gleeson Library Electronic Classroom Room 139 … Continue reading Happy Open Access Week!

Open Education Week 2018: #textbookbroke #OEWeek

How much is your textbook? Is it too much? This year, Gleeson Library is working to address the cost of textbooks and its impact on student learning. We’re celebrating Open Education Week and making moves! We’ve hired an Open Education Student Assistant, Deepshika Verma, modeled on the SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellowship, to do research … Continue reading Open Education Week 2018: #textbookbroke #OEWeek

Academic Take Down Notices and Author Rights: Understanding what’s happening with ResearchGate right now

Last week, the Coalition for Responsible Sharing brought pressure on ResearchGate for hosting material under copyright by publishers. In some ways, this is no different from Sony Music putting pressure on YouTube to take down copyrighted content – while YouTube might not have put up that video of a baby dancing to a Prince song, … Continue reading Academic Take Down Notices and Author Rights: Understanding what’s happening with ResearchGate right now

Happy Open Education Week!

Happy Open Education Week! Open Education Week is an international celebration of the hard work and success stories behind the idea of “free and open sharing in education.” For many students, this is a no-brainer: Textbooks are expensive! So expensive, in fact, that many students don’t buy them, which has a real impact on classroom … Continue reading Happy Open Education Week!

Open Access and Students

Why does open access matter for students? Don’t our students here at USF have access to everything they need through the amazing Gleeson Library? It’s true! Our USF Libraries does a fantastic job of providing all the resources that students need to do their research here and now. But our mission here at USF is to … Continue reading Open Access and Students

International Journal of Human Rights Education (IJHRE)

Happy Open Access Week! As part of the University of San Francisco’s open access efforts, we are very excited to announce the summer 2017 launch of the International Journal of Human Rights Education (IJHRE). This journal is an independent double-blind peer-reviewed open-sourced online journal housed at the University of San Francisco in partnership with the … Continue reading International Journal of Human Rights Education (IJHRE)

Public records should be public.

Update: The California State Legislature has amended AB2880, removing all copyright-related provisions from its text. We will keep you updated if anything changes. Thank you all for your efforts in making this happen! —————————————— Every summer, my parents would pack up the car and we would take the long drive from Orange County to Yosemite. We spent a … Continue reading Public records should be public.