Tag Archives: Libraries

Rethinking Information Discovery

Great Reading Room

With the arrival of Dean Rick Luce on campus, the OU Libraries has begun engaging our customers in a conversation about what it means to be a 21st century research library.  One of the topics we’ve heard over and over again, from both students and faculty, is that people have a hard time finding our stuff–be it physical books in ... Read More »

Open Conversations About Open Access Conference


For those of you regularly follow this blog, you’ll know that there have been several posts about open access, scholarly communication, and assessing the impact of your research; if these topics resonate with you, then this conference is a must attend.  The University of Oklahoma Libraries is partnering with the OU Vice President for Research and the Oklahoma State University ... Read More »

Open Access Week – October 22-28, 2012

In one of my first posts to this blog, I discussed scholarly communication and how faculty can contribute to OU’s institutional repository. Closely related to the topic of scholarly communication is the topic of open access (OA), and next week marks Open Access Week, an international endeavor to promote open access as a means for sharing scholarly research. If you ... Read More »

Finding a Home for Your Research

You’ve painstakingly written an article based on your latest research, but now how do you decide where to submit it for publication?  OU Libraries subscribes to a tool called the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) that can assist you in determining where your research might make the biggest impact in your field. According to its website, the JCR is a “comprehensive and ... Read More »

Making Your Research Available to the Public

If you follow the higher education literature, you’ve probably read about the need for reform in scholarly communication and heard about the rising prices of journal subscriptions that dominate university library budgets.  Encouraging open access (OA) through OA journals and institutional repositories is one way librarians and researchers are responding to this on-going struggle. Here at OU, we have a ... Read More »

Upcoming Library Training

University Libraries is hosting several training sessions this week: Statistical Insight Database Workshop Tuesday (3/27) from 10-11 AM in Bizzell, room 149D This hour-long workshop will show you how to use the ProQuest Statistical Insight Database to gain fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Users can search ... Read More »

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