Tagged Tom Hickerson

U of C libraries receive $1 million in grant funding

By Zarif Alibhai, April 27 2017 —  On March 31, the University of Calgary received about $1 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help evolve its library resources. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a private foundation based in New York. The foundation distributes grants to universities to promote research in the humanities…

U of C cancels subscription to RefWorks

By Nikayla Goddard, October 18 — The University of Calgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources department has decided to cancel its subscription to RefWorks, a citation generator and bibliography software tool used by many U of C students and faculty. According to Libraries and Cultural Resources, the subscription to the program will be cancelled due to…

Stanford University professor talks open access publishing

By Scott Strasser, September 27 2016 — An expert on open access journals and advocate for their use presented at the University of Calgary last week on the benefits of the open access publishing model. Stanford University professor John Willinsky was in Calgary to lecture at the U of C on Sept. 23 and Sept….

University of Calgary hosts library design conference

By Scott Strasser, September 20 2016 — The fifth annual Designing Libraries Conference took place at the University of Calgary from Sept. 18–20. Hosted every two years by the U of C’s Taylor Family Digital Library, the conference examines the role of university libraries in the 21st century. The idea for the Designing Libraries Conference…

Study sheds light on academic publishing oligopoly

By Scott Strasser, May 31 2016 — One of Canada’s top experts on scholarly publications presented on academic publishing at the University of Calgary on May 25. Vincent Larivière, a University of Montreal information systems professor and Canada Research Chair holder for the transformations of scholarly communication, spoke about a recent paper he co-authored, “The…

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