Publishing and Copyright

UGA Press/Review Book Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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On Monday, May 6, 2024, Columbia University announced the winners of the Pulitzer Prize across all categories. Tripas by Brandon Som, copublished by The Georgia Review and the University of Georgia Press, was selected as the Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry.

Released in March 2023, the poems in Tripas are built out of a multicultural, multigenerational childhood home, in which he celebrates his Chicana grandmother, who worked nights on the assembly line at Motorola, and his Chinese American father and grandparents, who ran the family corner store. Invested in the circuitry and circuitous routes of migration and labor, Som’s lyricism weaves together the narratives of his transnational communities, bringing to light what is overshadowed in the reckless transit of global capitalism and imagining a world otherwise.

AI Legal Expert to Present Workshop for UGA Researchers, Librarians

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Modern research tools such as artificial intelligence and text and data mining can open up data in ways that researchers are only beginning to imagine. Yet the complex and intense legal landscape can be so daunting that some projects are stifled by concerns of copyright and restrictive terms of use.

On April 11, the UGA Libraries will host one of the nation’s top experts on the fair use of AI and text and data mining to help researchers and librarians understand how to avoid the pitfalls. The 90-minute workshop will be led by Dave Hansen, executive director of Authors Alliance and co-principal investigator of the Text and Data Mining: Demonstrating Fair Use Project, which is supported by the Mellon Foundation.

New UGA Libraries Agreements Expand Open Access Publishing Opportunities

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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. 

UGA Libraries Offer Help to Reach 2024 Resolutions

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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:

  1. Get started early on research for my thesis or publication. 

UGA Librarian To Serve in National Leadership Roles

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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. 

New Agreement Adds to UGA Libraries' Open Access Publishing Offerings

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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.