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Open Textbook Workshop for Faculty, February 9

January 17th, 2017

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Are you a faculty member concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Are you searching for open educational content that you can freely use, edit, and distribute? Explore open textbook solutions at the BU Libraries' Open Textbook Workshop and receive a $400 stipend for reviewing an... Read the rest of this entry »

BU Libraries Search has a new look

January 6th, 2017

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The BU Libraries are excited to announce a new interface for the BU Libraries Search. While the search functionality remains the same, the new design brings a cleaner, contemporary look and feel that works consistently across all devices. In this new interface, you can execute basic searches or create custom... Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Intersession Hours

December 20th, 2016

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All BU libraries (including Mugar Library) will be closed from Saturday, December 24, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017, except for the Science & Engineering Library and the Alumni Medical Library. On Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30, the Science & Engineering Library will be open from 9 am until... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Digital Pedagogy Discussion, 12/15, 12-1pm

December 5th, 2016

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On Thursday, December 15, the BU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services will be hosting a discussion on open digital pedagogy: how do we define it and what does/could it look like at BU? We’ll be using the article “Open Digital Pedagogy = Critical Pedagogy” as our jumping-off point for the discussion; you... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access and Publication Quality, 11/29, 12-1pm

November 17th, 2016

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The scholarly communication landscape is rapidly changing. The growth of open access journals, new forms of peer review, and alternative ideas about publication impact are provoking new questions about how we evaluate published scholarship: What criteria can we use to evaluate a scholarly journal? How can we protect ourselves and... Read the rest of this entry »

“Celebrating Peace Corps” Exhibit & Events Nov. 14-18, 2016

November 15th, 2016

in African Studies Library

As part of International Education Week (Nov. 14-18, 2016) the African Studies Library is invites you to stop by and view the following exhibit and events. Exhibit:   “Peace Corps: 55 Years of Global Engagement”  Peace Corps has changed the lives of its volunteers even as they made a difference in their countries of... Read the rest of this entry »

Advance Open at OpenCon 2016 Boston, 11/9

October 28th, 2016

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Join us for OpenCon 2016 Boston, a satellite event of OpenCon 2016, a global conference for students and early-career researchers to learn about open access, open data, and open education. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Mugar Memorial Library (771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access Week 2016 Events: Join Us!

October 3rd, 2016

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This October, for the sixth year running, BU is pleased to participate in the international Open Access Week. We have organized several events leading up to, and during, the week of October 24th. We'd love for you to join us; please register for as many as you like using the form below. All events are... Read the rest of this entry »

Use your Terrier Card at BC, Brandeis and Northeastern

September 13th, 2016

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We are very pleased to let you know that Boston University matriculating students, faculty, and staff can now borrow books directly from the libraries at Boston College, Brandeis University and Northeastern University using their Boston University ID (Terrier Card). Matriculating students, faculty, and staff who want to borrow materials from these... Read the rest of this entry »

BU WorldCat Local service streamlined

September 6th, 2016

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BU WorldCat Local service has been updated and streamlined for your convenience. Previously, some requests used the WorldCat Local interface, while others were requested through Interlibrary Loan. While you may still choose to use the WorldCat Local interface to search for, identify, and request books, you will now be able to make all... Read the rest of this entry »