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Founders Memorial Library Exhibits - October/November 2013
"Celebrating NIU's Inaugural Open Access Week"
Are you familiar with the concept of Open Access (OA)? This exhibit provides an overview of this movement, which is a publishing model for scholarly publications. You will find OA Resolutions from leading international organizations, USA universities – like MIT and Harvard – and a copy of the Illinois Senate Bill 1900 which establish guidelines for the implementation of OA in Illinois institutions.
OA is possible because of the advances in Internet technology; it started in the late 1990s and is an active area of academic research. In this exhibit, you will find examples of recent articles published about this topic. The movement is international in scope and the scholarly quality of many of these publications is unquestionable. In this exhibit, the visitor will be invited to determine which of two journals is an OA journal. The visitors will also find books related to both OA and institutional repositories and be introduce d to the NIU repository: Huskies Commons. Finally, NIU Libraries is celebrating Open Access Week – a worldwide event; the NIU OA Program of Events will be available.
Contact person: Nestor Osorio, (815) 753-9837 or Stacey Erdman, (815) 753-1004
Rare Books and Special Collections exhibit- 4th floor
On display are items in the Rare Books and Special Collections department dealing with the cold wintery season.
Contact: Angela Schroeder, (815) 753-8091
Southeast Asia Collection exhibits- 4th floor
"Fine Arts of Southeast Asia"
A colorful exploration of contemporary Southeast Asian fine art, from painting, to sculpture to textile.
Contact: Joanna Kulma, 815-753-1819.