The library has a long history of collecting research at the institutional level. We have a responsibility for the collection of our graduate theses and dissertations. We have also always collected faculty publications albeit through subscriptions. However the emergence of open access means that we have begun to collect faculty content in a way that we didn't have to previously.
When talking about open access and the new Tri-Council and Windsor policies with faculty (http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/university-windsor-senate-passes-open-access-policy) there are some common questions we encounter. We are developing an FAQ, however in this post I'd like to address the question of author rights, publishing and article posting policies.
New and existing users of our institutional repository from the University of Windsor can now login to Scholarship at UWindsor with their existing UWIN ID and password! This makes it easier for you to get started and to continue to add content to the repository. Existing accounts made with your UWIN ID will automatically be synced on first login.
University of Windsor Senate Passes Open Access Policy
There are a variety of ways in which authors can make their research available open access. As authors you are not simply restricted to trying to use a small set of journals that may not suit your research. This video discusses the variety of options for making research available OA. More more detail information please visit leddy.uwindsor.ca/open-access
On March 28th the University of Windsor hosted the Essays of Significance and Critical Reflections graduate and undergraduate philosophy conferences. Thanks to the excellent work of organizers Katherine Sulatycki and Erin Plumb who made this possible. Participants for both the undergrad and graduate conference came from Canada, the United States and even several participants from overseas.
Alternative metrics and article level metrics allow you to get a clearer sense of the impact of your research on the web in the social media spehere. Scholarship at UWindsor is connected to the Altmetrics (the company) to easily connect researchers to a snapshot of the social influence of their work. Check out the first Scholarship at UWindsor in a minute video below to find out more. For more about using Scholarship at UWindsor check out:
Even though the first annual UWill Discover Undergraduate Research Conference has come and gone you can still check out videos and text of all the great presentations, posters, and performances at http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/uwilldiscover/2015/. Check out the great work your colleagues are doing. Scholarship at UWindsor by is the platform that showcases and preserves Windsor research and creative activity.