Open Hosting Digital Scholarship Platforms are Here to Stay

The UW Libraries has been piloting open hosting platforms over the past few years and we are pleased to announce that Manifold Publishing (digital book publishing), Digital Scholarship Hosting (Omeka, WordPress, Scalar, and more) and UW Pressbooks (for creating and adapting Open Educational Resources) are now part of the UW Libraries’ permanent service offerings! The UW Bothell Library looks forward to supporting you in creating knowledge and sharing it openly through digital means with these platforms. Please read on to see sample projects created over the past two years through our pilot and to learn more about getting started with these platforms! Explore  How can YOU…

Spring Quarter 2021 Workshops and Events

The UW Libraries and our partners offer regular workshops and events relevant to digital and open scholarship. All are welcome to attend! Please register with the links below, and contact us with any questions: TEAL Digital Scholarship for East Asian Studies: Engaging with Creative Geovisualization: Imagining Creativity in Mapping and GIS by Dr. Jin-Kyu JungTuesday, April 6, 4:00-5:30pmRegister in advanceFor the April session of TEAL Digital Scholarship for East Asian Studies, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jin-Kyu Jung, Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (UW Bothell) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Geography (UW…

Open Education Week 2021: March 1-5

Welcome to Open Education Week 2021! Open Education Week (OE Week) celebrates learning about open education and actively sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). The Library is committed to OER adoption and creation, and we hope you’ll be able to take a moment this week to explore the possibilities that open education offers! What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that allow for free use and repurposing of educational content. Why OER? Lower the cost of higher education and save students money Provide equitable access to instructional materials Find new ideas, activities and resources posted by…

New OA Option from Cambridge University Press

University of Washington authors have a new option for Open Access publishing with Cambridge University Press. Cambridge University Press is waiving UW author Open Access fees for some of its journals, allowing authors to make their articles open to all readers on the publisher’s platform without cost. Authors will not have to pay the usual Article Processing Charge (APC) for research articles published OA in Cambridge University Press’s hybrid and gold OA journals. This option has been made possible through a recent agreement between Cambridge University Press and the Orbis Cascade Alliance (including the UW Libraries). A list of eligible…

How WordPress Templates Can Transform Your Online Teaching This Fall!

Calling all instructors! Are you looking for opportunities to teach digital and public scholarship skills in your classroom? Are you looking for alternatives to the traditional research paper? We’ve got you covered with WordPress site templates! WordPress templates are simple to set up and can be as easy to use as filling out a simple form. Templates (with examples from other institutions) include: Tru Collector, which collects student images and descriptions through a form submission and compiles them into a WordPress site. See Animal Body Plans and Online Ecosystem Maps as examples. Tru Writer, which collects short student essays through…

Pressbooks: Updates and Training Opportunities Fall 2020

The UW Libraries has some updates to share about UW Libraries Pressbooks, an easy-to-use ebook authoring tool that can be used to write and publish openly licensed books (and save students money).  Check out the new featured titles in our Pressbooks catalog, including: Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, by UW Bothell Professor Julie Shayne and faculty and student contributors from 22 institutions. Read more about this work in Ms. Magazine. Critical Filipinx American Histories and their Artifacts, a collaboration between UW Seattle Professor Rick Bonus and students in his UW AAS 360 2019…