Information Update - Fall 2005

From the Library Dean

Welcome to Fall 2005 semester. The AJCU Virtual Reference 24X7 Service is a cooperative virtual reference project with most of the twenty-eight Jesuit College and University libraries participating. If you have not had a chance to use the service, please try it and give us your feedback. You can access it anywhere on the Library’s website by clicking Ask a Librarian.
 
Another cooperative project among the Jesuit libraries is the Jesuit Library Passport Program. It is a nationwide reciprocal borrowing program for the collective holdings of all of the Jesuit institutions. Faculty members of Jesuit colleges and universities now have borrowing privileges at all of the twenty-eight Jesuit institutions in the United States. Please contact the Weinberg Library Administrative Office at ext. 7816 for more information. 
 
Open access is a major movement in scholarly publishing. The Association of Research Libraries define “open access” as scholarly works that are created with no expectation of direct monetary return and made available at no cost to the reader for purposes of education and research. This would not include materials for which authors expect to generate revenue. 
 
Open access journals operate within current copyright law where authors own the original copyright in their works and retain control over the integrity of their work and have the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. However, authors can give publishers the right to post their works freely on the Web, and authors can retain the right to post their works on their own Library’s institutional repository. 
 
The Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that provides access to quality controlled open access scientific and scholarly journals. The Directory’s journals can be accessed through the Library’s List of Journals available at: http://academic.scranton.edu/department/wml/holdings.html 
 
The Friends of the Weinberg Library are pleased to announce that best-selling legal thriller writer James Grippando will receive the 2005 Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award on September 17 th at 5 pm. For ticket information, please contact Kym Fetsko at 941-7816. I hope you will join us for this annual event which benefits the Friends of the Weinberg Library Endowment Fund. 
 
Have a great academic year.

Charles E. Kratz

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