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UniPASS facilitators wanted for 2021

Curtin’s UniPASS (University Peer Assisted Study Success) program is recruiting for new facilitators for their group study sessions next year.  If you love what you are studying, are achieving 70+ grades, and love helping others learn how to learn, then you might have what it take to be a Peer Learning Facilitator! Learning how to […]

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Library physical collection access

Throughout our physical collection relocation (Oct 16 to Nov 1), access to the collection shelves on levels 4, 5 and 6 will be disrupted. Other spaces on these floors, including the silent rooms, will remain open. These can be accessed via the north side door. If you are unsure, you can request help from a Library […]

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Open access myths: open access means losing copyright

MYTH: Open access publishing means surrendering copyright over your research Busted! Publishing open access frequently allows authors to retain copyright over their research instead of handing over the rights to the journal. Many open access journals make use of Creative Commons licenses, which allow for reuse of material provided that the original author is cited […]

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Open access myths: you can’t publish in prestigious journals

MYTH: Researchers have to choose between journal prestige and publishing open access. Busted! Why not have both? Researchers don’t have to choose between the prestige of a subscription journal and publishing open access. Publish in the best journal in your field and still make your peer reviewed content open access through ‘self-archiving’ in an institutional repository […]

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Open access myths: publishing open access is expensive

MYTH: Publishing open access means expensive article processing charges (APCs) Busted! Publish OA and avoid expensive APCs in two ways: Via Gold OA – Consult the Directory of Open Access Journals to identify open access journals that do not charge article processing fees. Via Green OA – Open up research published in subscription journals through […]

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Open access myths: open access journals are predatory

MYTH: Open access publishers are “predatory” – their journals are not peer reviewed and are intrinsically low in quality Busted! The quality of a scholarly journal depends on its peer review and editorial processes. It is a function of its authors, editors and referees, not the funding model. The vast majority of open access journals […]

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Open access myths: there’s no benefit for researchers

MYTH: Publishing open access is a nice thing to do, but there’s nothing in it for the researcher. Busted! Open access benefits authors: Studies consistently demonstrate a clear citation advantage for Open Access articles 1 Increased content visibility leads to greater public engagement and research impact 2  OA facilitates collaboration and results in accelerated scientific […]

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Library physical collection relocation

To support our upcoming refurbishment project, our Level 4 book collection will be moved to Levels 5 and 6 over the next few weeks. The collection will be shifted over the following periods: DATE TIME Friday 16 October 5pm to 10pm Saturday 17 October 8am to 5pm Sunday 18 October 8am to 5pm Friday 23 […]

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International Open Access Week 2020

International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its twelfth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to advocate for change and take action in making openness the default for research — to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research and ensure that equity is at the centre of this work. […]

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Suggestion: Drink Fountains

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Love the social zone in the library! Two things I wanted to mention are the tables are sometimes dirty due to people eating and not cleaning their mess :'( and the water fountain hasn’t worked in over a month which I’m not sure if it’s a covid thing but really […]

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