Open WPHP Archive Materials Now Available via JSTOR’s Independent Voices

The open access Washington Prison History Project (WPHP) has contributed to a new JSTOR/Reveal Digital collection, Independent Voices. WPHP materials are now available through the American Prison Newspapers portal.  From the announcement:   JSTOR has officially launched the American Prison Newspaper (APN) collection with the first six titles. APN is on the JSTOR platform, where our inaugural collection, Independent Voices, also now resides.   “Inmates hoped that as a voiceless group of people their complaints, their humanity, their dreams could reach the outside world. Prison newspapers did that. The great value of digitizing these newspapers and making its history open is there…

International Open Access Week 2020, October 19-25

This week libraries around the world are celebrating International Open Access Week (October 19-25). This year’s theme is Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion, which highlights the importance of centering equity and inclusion in open publishing, scholarship, and pedagogy.   The Library invites you to engage with Open Access this week by: Reviewing the UW Faculty Open Access Policy Adding one of your articles or datasets to the UW’s Open Access repository, ResearchWorks Exploring the International Open Access Week website to learn more about equity and inclusion and OA, or checking out how libraries and publishers…

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…

New Open Book in Pressbooks: Dr. Julie Shayne’s Persistence is Resistance

UW Bothell IAS faculty Teaching Professor Dr. Julie Shayne has published a new open book, Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies.  Shayne chose to publish Persistence is Resistance using the UW Libraries’ open publishing platform, Pressbooks. For Shayne, open publishing with Pressbooks enabled her to publish quickly and reach broad audiences. I wanted inviting, no paywall and an audience way bigger than those who wander book exhibits at academic conferences. – Dr. Julie Shayne, “Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies: ‘Damn Straight, We Persisted,” Ms. Magazine, 8/17/2020. In the book Shayne highlights Black…