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Month: June 2014

6th Annual Knowledge Bank Users Group Meeting

NewKBLogo-2014On May 13, 2014, thirty-four faculty and staff from around The Ohio State University joined the Knowledge Bank team in the Thompson Library for the Sixth Annual Knowledge Bank Users Group Meeting. Participants included long-standing and established partners as well as new partners of our institutional repository and publishing programs.

KBUG2014aThis year we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Knowledge Bank. The meeting included a retrospective of the past ten years of the Knowledge Bank, an update on the publishing program and Open Access mandates, and an interactive program focused on the Libraries’ research services. The presentation slides from the meeting are available via the Knowledge Bank.

The Knowledge Bank team would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our partners for making this year’s event a huge success. The continued participation and input from our partners is invaluable to us and we appreciate the opportunity to gather as a group to talk about our goals and accomplishments.

If you have comments about this year’s meeting, or suggestions for next year, please let us know.

Opening the vaults: Organizations make a multitude of digital images available (link)

Opening the vaults: Organizations make a multitude of digital images available | Copyright Corner

Jessica Meindertsma has published a new post on OSUL’s Copyright Corner blog about a wealth of image resources that have recently become available online, including digital images from the Wellcome Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Getty Images. An excerpt:

In an encouraging trend towards lowering barriers for the use of third party materials, some institutions are implementing policies to make portions of their digital collections available for certain uses without requiring permission or payment of a fee.”

The post is interesting both as a pointer to these fantastic resources, and also as a glimpse of the different ways institutions choose to make content available online. Read the full post to learn more.

Digital Research Services Librarian position open at OSUL (link)

Digital Research Services Librarian for the Sciences Mary P Key Diversity Resident Position | Refresh Blog

There’s an interesting job opportunity open right now at OSU in the digital scholarship arena: the latest incarnation of the Mary P Key Diversity Resident program is a Digital Research Services Librarian for the Sciences. Click on the link above to read a post by Juleah Swanson about the position, and please share the announcement widely.