In the 21st century, libraries don’t just store information on shelves — they also use servers. UGA Libraries recently reached a major milestone in its digital preservation of unique materials, eclipsing 1 petabyte of storage in its ARCHive.
Publishing and Copyright
New University of Georgia Libraries’ agreements have expanded free open access publishing opportunities for UGA researchers, now covering more than 3,000 titles from prominent academic journal publishers.
Increasingly, researchers prefer open access options in order to expand the visibility, use, and impact of their work, and federal funding agencies require that grant-funded research be made openly available. UGA Libraries’ agreements with eight publishers cover the open access charges normally passed to researchers. These new arrangements are called “publish and read” agreements, as they address terms both for subscriptions to a publisher’s e-journals and support for open access.
As UGA students and faculty set their 2024 New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to remind you that UGA Libraries have the resources and services to help you reach your academic goals. Through the Libraries, you can access tools to enhance your research, take your projects to the next level, and reach your next steps.
Here are a few examples of how we can help you achieve your 2024 resolutions:
Get started early on research for my thesis or publication.
UGA Librarian To Serve in National Leadership Roles
Deputy University Librarian Emily Gore will represent the University of Georgia on two national committees devoted to emerging research issues, including open access to data.
Gore, who oversees UGA Libraries’ efforts on collections, discovery, data and digital scholarship, was elected to the steering committee of SPARC, a consortium of 250 libraries and academic organizations in North America with affiliated coalitions throughout the globe that advocates for equitable and open systems for research and education.
Selected by statewide cultural heritage stakeholders and funded by the Digital Library of Georgia’s competitive digitization grant program, a compelling collection of scrapbooks and photos spanning the years 192
This Open Access Week, UGA Libraries proudly announces a new read and publish agreement with a major academic publisher, covering fees for faculty and students whose articles are published open access with the Association for Computing Machinery.
The deal is one of a growing number of transformative agreements for the University of Georgia Libraries that couples patron access to read academic journals with article processing fees required to publish research in an open access publication.
The addition of the Association for Computing Machinery, which publishes more than 50 peer-reviewed journals devoted to the fields of technology, artificial intelligence, and computing, brings the total number of open access publishing opportunities to more than 1,800.
“Open access publishing unlocks knowledge, and allows researchers to share their work with scholars around the globe,” said Camila Livio, scholarly communications librarian for UGA Libraries.
A biography about a groundbreaking judge and a nonfiction narrative of how Black patients experience racism in the health care system have been named the year’s best books dedicated to issues of social justice, as winners of the 2023 winners of the Lillian Smith Book Awards, presented by the University of Georgia Libraries.
UGA faculty, staff, and students now enjoy full digital access to the New York Times via free online subscription through the UGA Libraries. The subscription also includes access to The Athletic, the online sporting news publication owned by the publisher. Register for your New York Times account at this link, by choosing University of Georgia — Athens, GA from the drop-down menu and entering your UGA email address.
For decades, microfilm stations at local libraries have unlocked history for Georgians. Scanning through the old editions of newspapers preserved on film, a grandmother can find her favorite childhood dessert recipe because she remembered her mother read it in the newspaper, siblings can piece together their family tree and genealogy projects for the next generation, and schoolchildren can look up what happened in their town on the day they were born and how much groceries cost in the advertisements.
Since 1953, the Georgia Newspaper Project at the University of Georgia Libraries has microfilmed more than 100 community newspapers, providing free access to the stories of the state’s small towns, big cities, and close communities. But with an 11-year backlog and outdated equipment no longer in production, the future of the project is in flux, and librarians are seeking partnerships to transform the practice using 21st century technology.