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Open Access policy adopted by IU Bloomington faculty

“We are happy to write that the Bloomington Faculty Council unanimously approved an Open Access policy this afternoon that ensures that faculty scholarship will be accessible and available to the public for future generations. Open Access means that scholarly articles are regarded as the fruits of research that authors give to the world for the sake of inquiry and knowledge without expectation of payment. Adopting such a policy reduces barriers to research and learning by making research available on the public internet to be downloaded and shared freely, making it possible for scholarship to be more widely read and cited than literature that appears in closed-access, licensed journal databases.” (via Scholarly Communication)

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IUs ALF building archives hoard of treasures

“A box of papers waits in a room chilled to 50 degrees, its lid covering proof of the 13 to 14 hours Kate Cruikshank spent making sense of them all.The political papers of former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh didn’t come with a “table of contents,” but Cruikshank, an archivist at Indiana University’s Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility, pulls the lid off the box to show the order she has brought to the senators correspondence. She reworked more than 800 Bayh boxes, the first on a shelf closest to a dimly lit center walkway, the last 80 yards down a darkening alley of metal stacks.There are six to seven boxes purely devoted to letters Bayh received from constituents about a possible amendment to the U.S. Constitution after the Supreme Courts decision on Roe v. Wade.” (via AP)

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Cengage Learning Joins Indiana University eTexts Initiative

“Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Indiana University (IU) as part of the IU eTexts Initiative. As part of the agreement, Cengage Learning will deliver eTextbooks, digital materials and online service offerings to students at all IU campuses.”

via Cengage Learning

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Plath a draw for IU library 50 years after death

“Two years before poet Sylvia Plath died, the director of Indiana University’s Lilly Library purchased some of her papers for $352.66, equivalent to about $2,700 today. Those 94 items, and the several others that the IU archive later acquired, comprise one of the library’s most popular collections. Even 50 years after the author’s suicide — she died on Feb. 11, 1963 — Plath remains a pivotal figure, a feminist icon to many. Her novel “The Bell Jar” and her poetry appear on college syllabi nationwide. And for many, the emotions and angst expressed within still capture the experience in which one’s gender too often limits one’s options.”

via AP

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