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The Battle for Open

The University of Manchester launched a postgraduate certificate in Higher Education in 2014, aimed at its academic and professional staff. This qualification seeks to encourage staff to think more deeply about their sector, and by doing so to increase their understanding of their roles and progress professionally. 950 more words


A (very brief) intro to Open Access

PhD Comics: “Open Access Explained!”

We have reached a critical moment in scholarly communication — particularly in Canada. With the Canadian dollar lower than it has been in years, librarians in the great white north are struggling to stretch their budgets to continue subscribing to already-pricey American electronic resources such as journals and databases. 255 more words

Open Access


The principle of step 2 is hope. “Came to believe that a power greater than us could return us to sanity.” I sat between two newcomers tonight as we read step 2. 194 more words

OA Baby is A-OK

With your due date quickly approaching, you might be staring at your belly thinking, “My baby is this big, and my vagina is this big. Is this some kind of joke?” 550 more words


Oh Aye*

When I started this new job I was chucked Dorothy-like into the realm of Open Access. That was almost three months ago and to this day I’m cramming OA research and policies into my gaping face hole in the desperate hope that some of it might stick. 663 more words

28 Years in OA!

I am writing today for three reasons: 1) today is my 28th anniversary for first walking into the rooms of OA, 2) I saw my wrens dancing outside my window! 755 more words


Recognize an outstanding adult learner at GRCC

For nearly 15 years, GRCC has been involved with the Grand Rapids Area Higher Education Network (GRAHEN), a local education organization that honors the accomplishments of non-traditional students. 109 more words