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Periodicals Price Survey 2008 (LJ article)

Periodicals Price Survey 2008: Embracing Openness
Global initiatives and startling successes hint at the profound implications of open access on journal publishing
By Lee C. Van Orsdel & Kathleen Born -- Library Journal, 4/15/2008

Check out this article and note the tables of cost history, projections etc.

Authors' Rights: do you know yours?

Learn about Authors' Rights, a six-minute presentation by the University Libraries for scholars in the University community.

Read about the Libraries' efforts to help keep faculty informed about ways to retain your rights in the recent Daily article. and also note this article in the Chronicle:

The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 12, 2008
Harvard Faculty Adopts Open-Access Requirement

Why look into this?

Authors Rights and Scholarly Publishing

The cost of acquiring scholarly publications have risen dramatically in the last decade and the the Libraries' are actively working to educate scholars on how authors may retain the rights to their writings after they are published. At its May 3 meeting, the University Senate unanimously endorsed a new CIC Author's Addendum and its accompanying statement on publishing agreements. By signing the addendum and submitting it with the publisher's standard agreement, U of MN authors can retain their rights: * to use their own articles in their teaching and other professional activities * to post their articles on their own web sites or on sites maintained by the U of MN / scholarly societies / funding agencies (6 months after the date of publication) * to grant the U of MN the right to distribute their articles for teaching and research purposes For more information on what you can do to secure your rights as an author, check the Author’s Rights page at

For more information on alternative publishing models, what others in the academic community are doing, publisher’s policies, and copyright issues see the new Transforming Scholarly Communication website at .

We would like to hear what you think about these issues! Please contact your librarian or post your thoughts to our blog at .

Saint Paul Seminary Faculty display

Celebrating Faculty Scholarship, Creative Activity and Community Service 2000-2006 at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity

The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library invite you to see the display of faculty publications, presentations and other creative endeavors of the past five years in the lobby/common space of the seminary building on the south campus of UST. The building is open to the public Monday-Thursday 8 AM - 8:30 PM, and Friday 8 AM - 5 PM. The display will be there Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 (Monday-Friday).

A brochure highlighting this professional work is available at the display. Questions may be addressed to Curt Le May (962-5451).

POxy (Oxyrhynchus Online)

As reported in the September/October 2006 issue of Archaeology,
POxy (Oxyrhynchus Online) offers an indexed online database of 50,000 papyri fragments rescued from an ancient garbage dump in the Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus. Previously illegible texts are revealed using multispectural imagining techniques.
Visit the site and view images of the papyri at

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