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Make Open Data Work for You

Posted October 22, 2015

For Open Access Week, we want to highlight open initiatives that are making an impact on how we manage and share research.

Open Data is data that are made accessible online and free of charge for use, reuse, and distribution subject to the requirement of attribution and share-alike. The concept of Open Data emphasizes accountability and transparency in research, business, and government.

Open Data in research helps advance knowledge and drive innovation. This openness is not always straightforward, and requires addressing questions of privacy, ownership, and commercial interests of data.

More funding agencies are recommending that data be made publicly available as a condition of the award. Journals such as Nature, Science, and PLoS ONE require authors to make all supporting data available to readers.

If you are looking for a repository to share your own data or looking for data to reuse, Data Portals, the Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data.org) and the Data Repositories listing on the Open Access Directory Wiki are excellent places to start.

Please visit the Data Management Toolkit to learn more or contact Patti Condon, the Research Data Services Librarian.

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Practice Safe Publishing

Posted October 21, 2015

Open Access (OA) means making research available online free of charge with as few restrictions as possible. Research published in OA journals is read and cited more often than that published in comparable non-OA journals.

There are many high-quality, peer-reviewed OA journals to choose from when submitting an article, but it's important to recognize the potential for fraud. Publishing scams often contact authors directly by email and promise quick publishing turn-around times.

Advice for Safe Publishing

Assess the reputation of a journal before submitting your research. The Think. Check. Submit. campaign provides a checklist authors can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher. Journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals have been reviewed for compliance with publishing best practices and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association sets publishing standards for its members. Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, maintains a list of journals and publishers that may be scams.

You may also contact a UNH librarian if you have any questions about the reputation of a publisher or the quality of a journal.

Learn more about Open Access publishing at the the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide.

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Display Celebrates 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Posted October 21, 2015

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, we have created a display in Dimond Library with various representations of Lewis Carroll's classic story. Many items from the display are available for circulation, including:

  • Children's adaptations of Alice in Wonderland
  • Books in multiple languages including English, Spanish, and Russian
  • DVDs, music on CDs, and audiobooks

We've included many items from Special Collections, and digital photos courtesy of the UNH Department of Theater and Dance, from their past performances of Alice in Wonderland.

In addition to the display items, the UNH Library has many electronic resources related to Alice in Wonderland.

eBooks

Musical Score

Streaming Video and Audio

Come see the display on the main level of Dimond Library near the circulation desk. The display will be up through the end of November.