DOAJ to remove 3300 journals

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In response to quality and reliability concerns in open access journal publishing, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) required journal publishers to re-apply for inclusion in the Directory. As of this month, publishers of 3300 open access journals did not re-apply and their publications will be removed from DOAJ. What does this mean for researchers and librarians? The DOAJ is now a more reliable resource for quality open access journals. Although it is now a much smaller collection, the review process has become more stringent and its content can be used more confidently than in the past. Read more about this news from the DOAJ here.

Today in Open Access: Subject Specific OER

OA Week @COD Day 4

r2r-logo.pngToday we hosted an amazing webinar featuring Nick Shockey, Director of the Right to Research Coalition and Director of Programs & Engagement for Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). If you missed this event, keep an eye on this blog for a link to the recorded session!

Tomorrow, Friday, October 23rd, we're proud to present two webinars for your viewing pleasure. First, at 7 a.m., learn all about the College of DuPage's very own OA repository DigitalCommons@COD from Humanities librarian, Ken Orenic.
Then, join us at 12 p.m. for "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about MOOCs," presented by Christine Monnier, Professor of Sociology.
To join these sessions, just head to http://codlrc.org/sos/online/join and follow the simple steps.

Today, we're featuring several subject-specific OA resources in our blog posts. Please browse through these new entries or follow these links:

Interdisciplinary Resources

Free Online Sources from the Library of Congress
Open Access Statistics

Information Science Resources

Library And Information Science Commons

Health and Science Resources

Open Access Evidence Based Practice Resources
Open Source Medical Images
Open Access Science Journals and Repositories

Today in Open Access: Textbooks, Software and Copyright

Welcome to Day Three of Open Access Week @COD!

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We hope that you have enjoyed the events so far this week, including Colin Koteles' webinar on Open Software, Una Daly's In-Service Day presentation and this morning's session on Copyright, Licenses and OER.
If you missed any of these events, or would like to learn more about the topics covered in them, you can browse these handy primers in our OA blog:

To attend any of the upcoming webinars, just head to http://codlrc.org/sos/online/join and follow the simple steps to join the session.

Day Title/Presenter Venue Time
Wednesday 10-22 Assessing Quality in OA Publishing. Jeffrey Beall Webinar 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Thursday, 10-24 Right to Research Coalition.
Nick Shockey
Webinar 11:00 a.m.- Noon
Thursday, 10-24 OA & the Library, Denise Cote Webinar 7:00-7:50 a.m.
Friday, 10-25 MOOCs, Christine Monnier Webinar 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Friday, 10-25 Digital Commons, Ken Orenic Webinar 7:00-7:50 a.m.

Keep an eye on OA Latest News for more introductory guides to Open Educational Resources, Open Textbooks, Open Courseware and more.
And of course, you can contact your library liaison for more information about finding, using and even creating Open Educational Resources in your discipline.

Library of Congress Free Online Resources

Library and Information Science: a Guide to Online Resources

Created by the Digital Reference Section of the Library of Congress, this guide highlights major sources of free web-based, full-text content in the field of library and information science. Includes:

  • Online Dictionaries
  • Online Repositories
  • Free Databases
  • Online Periodicals
  • Online Books

Library and Information Science Commons

Library and Information Science Commons

Over 26,000 full-text articles from more than 11,500 authors can be found in the library and information commons, contributed by university and college librarians and their over 200 supporting institutions. This resource Includes journal articles, working papers, conference proceedings, newsletters and other original scholarly work. Specific topics covered include:

  • Archival Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Collection Development and Management
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Scholarly Publishing
  • Cataloging and Metadata

Open Access Textbooks

opensourceway.png Open Access textbooks (OAT) are an affordable, flexible option for students and instructors-- with free access and free permission to revise, reuse, remix and redistribute educational content. Open textbooks are available online AND most can be printed/bound and can be mixed and matched by chapters and sections for custom texts.

  1. Selected Titles
  2. Collections
Here are some selected titles to give you a flavor of OAT's. They taste just like textbooks!

Allied Health
Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses. (2008). Edited by Ronda G Hughes. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. [This publication is in the public domain.]

Sonography. (2012). Edited by Kerry Thoirs. InTech. [Creative Commons Attribution by 3.0]

Surgical Treatment: Evidence-Based and Problem-Oriented. (2001). Edited by René G Holzheimer and John A Mannick. Munich: Zuckschwerdt. [OA. Copyright © 2001, W. Zuckschwerdt Verlag GmbH.]

Human Resource Management (2013). Saylor. [Creative Commons Attribution 3.0]

Rittenberg , L., Tregarthen, T. (2014). Principles of Microeconomics. Saylor-BC Open Campus. [Creative Commons Attribution 3.0]

Exploring Business (2013). Saylor. [Creative Commons Attribution 3.0]

Composition and Journalism
Briggs, M. (2007). Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive. J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism.[Creative Commons Attribution 3.0]

Writing Commons: The Home for Writers. (2014). Joseph Moxley, Ed. [Creative Commons Attribution 3.0]

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1. Charlie Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky, Eds. Parlor Press. [Creative Commons Attribution 3.0].

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 2. Charlie Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky, Eds. Parlor Press. [Creative Commons Attribution 3.0].

Catherine S. J. (2013) Basic Elements of Music. [Creative Commons Attribution]

Gerald, R. and Gene R. eds. (2009). Art Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional Critique. [Creative Commons Attribution].

Angelo, G. (2013). Liberté . [Creative Commons Attribution]

Locks, C. Mergel, S., Roseman, P. T., Spike, T. (2013). History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877 . [Creative Commons Attribution]

Magnus, P.D. (2009). forall x: An Introduction to Formal Logic . [Creative Commons Attribution]

Human Services
Desrochers, M., Fallon, M. Instruction in Functional Assessment.SUNY Open Textbooks. [Credits & Permissions]

Ball, D. (2011) Introductory Chemistry. Open Textbook Library. [Creative Commons Attribution].

Betts, J., DeSaix, P., Johnson, E., Johnson, J., Korol, O., Kruse, D., Poe, B., Wise, J., Young, K., (2013). Anatomy and Physiology. Open Textbook Library. [Creative Commons Attribution].

Fowler, S., Roush, R., Wise, J. (2013). Concepts of Biology. Open Textbook Library. [Creative Commons Attribution].

Marsden, J.E. & Weinstein, A. (1985). Calculus I, II, III with student guides Springer-Verlag, Second Edition 1985. [Courtesy of Springer-Verlag, New York.]

Urone, P., Hinrichs, R., Dirks, K., Sharma, M. (2012). College Physics. Open Textbook Library. [Creative Commons Attribution].

Social Sciences
Bernnard, D., Bobish, G., Bullis, D., Hecker,J. (2014). The Information Literacy User's Guide. SUNY Open Textbooks [Credits & Permissions].

Croddy, A., Hayes, B. (2012). Criminal Justice in America. Constitutional Rights Foundation. [Terms of Use]

Open Stax College. (2013). Introduction to Sociology. Rice University. [Creative Commons Attribution].

OpenStax College. (2014). Introductory Statistics. Rice University. [Creative Commons Attribution]

Paletz, D., Owen, D., Cook, T. (2013). American Government and Politics in the Information Age. Saylor Foundation. [Creative Commons by 3.0].

Stebbins, S. (2013). Native Peoples of North America. Open SUNY Textbooks. [Credits & Permissions]

Speech Communications
Wrench, J., Goding, A., Johnson, D., Attias, B. (2011). Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking. Open Textbook Library. [Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial ShareAlike]

Student Success
Beiderwell, B., Tse, L., Lochhaas , T., deKanter, N. (2010). College Success
Open Textbook Library. [Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial ShareAlike]

Technology & Engineering
Hover, F. (2009). Design of Electromechanical Robotic Systems. MIT Open Courseware. [http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/]

Fiore, J. Lab Manual for DC Electrical Circuits. Mohawk Valley Community College. [Creative Commons Attribution by 3.0]

Fiore, J. Lab Manual for AC Electrical Circuits. Mohawk Valley Community College. [Creative Commons Attribution by 3.0]

Mendez, M. (2014) The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming. Open SUNY Textbooks. [Credits & Permissions]

Theis, T. & Tomkin, J. (2014) Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation. U of I Open Textbook Initiative. [Creative Commons Attribution]

Oppenheim, A. V. & Verghese, G. (2010). Introduction to communication control and signal processing. All but Chapter One. MIT OpenCourseWare. [http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/]


Openstax College http://openstaxcollege.org
OpenStax College offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers.

College Open Textbooks: http://collegeopentextbooks.org/
College Open Textbooks (COT) is a project of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and the Open Doors Group. Our focus is on community colleges and other 2-year institutions of higher education and the first two years (lower division) of 4-year institutions.

Open Textbook Library: http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/
The Open Textbook Library is a peer-reviewed collection of textbooks in a variety of subjects for undergraduate study. The Library is sponsored by the University of Minnesota and partners with Purdue, CalPoly, among others.

Open SUNY Textbooks: http://opensuny.org/omp/index.php/SUNYOpenTextbooks/catalog
Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants. This pilot initiative publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as publishing service and infrastructure.

CCCOER Textbooks by Discipline: http://oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/
A clearinghouse of discipline-specific links to collections compiled by the Community College Consortium of Open Educational Resources.


Open Access Health Sciences EBP Resources

thumb_ebmmagnifyingglass.JPGEvidence-Based Medicine (EBM), also referred to as EBP (Evidence-Based Practice), has been all the rage in health care for a very long time. For the uninitiated, perhaps the most commonly accepted definition of EBM is taken from Dr. David Sackett. EBM is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research." (Sackett, 1996). In other words, what health care professionals do, when they do it and how they do it is not based on whim or personal preference. Instead, patient care is based on a critical review of the published results of carefully designed and executed clinical research combined with the unique aspects of an individual patient's medical history. One of the most "famous" EBM resource databases is Cochrane Systematic Reviews .Cochrane is a subscription databases. Cochrane does provide FREE Internet access to the summaries of its systematic reviews:

CochraneSummaries.jpgCochrane Summaries
Free to access, Cochrane Summaries distill full Cochrane Reviews, providing the key messages from the review of scientific literature on specific topics.

Cochrane isn't the only organization providing open access to evidence-based research, reviews, summaries and practice guidelines. Here are a few more recommended FREELY accessible resources:

ADAcenter.jpgADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry
This American Dental Association tool provides evidence-based dentistry resources to help support clinical decision making.

NGC.JPGNational Guideline Clearinghouse
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) database of clinical practice guidelines. The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.

PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 28,000 randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

Here are a few more patient-care focused OA Health Science resources...

druginfoportal.jpgDrug Information Portal
The Drug Information Portal provides the public, healthcare professionals, and researchers a gateway to current, accurate and understandable drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies.

MedEdPORTAL provides an open exchange of peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Questions? Do you have any awesome Open Access Health Resources that you'd like to share? Contact your Health Science Librarian, Debra Smith (smithkak@cod.edu)!

Open Access Week 2014 Schedule of Events

Open Access Week 2014: October 20-24

Brought to you by the COD Library!

Tuesday, October 21: In-service Day Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m Discipline/Subdivision meetings
9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. All College Breakfast
10:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Keynote Presentation – Open Educational Resources in the Community College, Una Daly, Director of Community College Outreach, Open Education Consortium and Kate Hess, Librarian and Library Coordinator, Kirkwood Community College
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. All Faculty Lunch & Open Access Textbooks Petting Zoo
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m Faculty Workshop: Finding, Selecting and Adopting Open Electronic Resources, Una Daly and Kate Hess
Open Access Week Activities

Day Title/Presenter Venue Time
Monday 10-20 Open Source Educational Software,
Colin Koteles
Webinar 5:00-5:50 p.m.
Tuesday 10-21 In-Service SRC 2000 All Day
Wednesday 10-22 Assessing Quality in OA Publishing. Jeffrey Beall Webinar 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Wednesday 10-22 Copyright & OER.
Jennifer Kelly
Webinar 8:00-8:50 a.m.
Thursday, 10-24 Right to Research Coalition.
Nick Shockey
Webinar 11:00 a.m.- Noon
Thursday, 10-24 OA & the Library, Denise Cote Webinar 7:00-7:50 a.m.
Friday, 10-25 MOOCs, Christine Monnier Webinar 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Friday, 10-25 Digital Commons, Ken Orenic Webinar 7:00-7:50 a.m.

Open Access Week

Brought to you by the COD Library!

Open Access Week 2014:
October 20-24, 2014

We had a great OA Week! Did you miss any of the sessions? Check out the resources below.

Title/Presenter Venue Resources
Open Source Educational Software,
Colin Koteles
Webinar Presentation
In-Service Day SRC 2000 Keynote recording, presentation, and workshop resources
Copyright & OER.
Jennifer Kelley
Webinar Presentation
Assessing Quality in OA Publishing. Jeffrey Beall Webinar Session Recording
OA & the Library. Denise Cote Webinar Presentation
Right to Research Coalition.
Nick Shockey
Webinar Session Recording and Presentation
Digital Commons. Ken Orenic Webinar Presentation
MOOC's. Christine Monnier Webinar Session Recording and Presentation

Check out the OA Week Blog

For more information about Open Access Week or OA literature, contact a member of the Library's OA Team

Denise Cote Jenn Kelley Ken Orenic
cotede@cod.edu kelleyj@cod.edu orenick@cod.edu

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