The Feminist Digital Center: The Launch of YEARS and YEARS of Collaborative Feminist Praxis

By Dr. Julie Shayne | Teaching Professor, IAS Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Global Studies | 2022-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow My Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows (DSFF) grant was a tremendous success for UWB as an institution, the UWB library, and my students. I worked with IAS student Tessa Denton to build and curate a hub for student centered, open-access, feminist research and writing projects called the Feminist Digital Center (FDC). The FDC hosts my three signature digital research projects: The Feminist Community Archive of Washington; The Feminist Archive Exhibits; The Badass Womxn & Enbies Zines; and feminist writing…

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…

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…

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…