Understanding Library Subscriptions and their Impact on the Collections Budget 

Demystifying Library Resources & Expenditures: A Faculty Discussion Series The acquisition of library resources for scholarship and teaching known as “collection development,” is a complicated process that strikes a balance between access and ownership. Factors, such as price, budget, availability, and licensing, increasingly impact the libraries’ abilities to provide the most relevant and useful set… Keep reading

Unpaywall Links Now Available in the Catalog

Additional Open Access (OA) content is now discoverable via new Unpaywall links in the Library Catalog. Unpaywall harvests OA content from legal sources including repositories run by universities, governments, and scholarly societies, as well as open content hosted by publishers themselves. The Unpaywall functionality has recently been added to Alma and will appear as links in… Keep reading

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Celebrate the Open Access Movement with Us

Every October, the academic and research community worldwide celebrates Open Access Week to highlight the efforts and achievements of the Open Access Movement. In past years, Vanderbilt’s Libraries have used Open Access Week to explore such topics as open access publishing, authors’ rights, gender issues, and green and gold open access. Vanderbilt’s OA Week 2019 theme for… Keep reading

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