February is Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and of course, the month of valentines. We are debuting cryptic crosswords for all of you who love puzzles with our new column 793.73. This month, we are featuring eight clues that challenge readers to identify eight Black authors whose work is worth celebrating. And we are also featuring articles from women co-edit books, find more respectful ways to describe people and their work, want to live in good relationships on Turtle Island, and land the right job because they know how to make the most of the interview process.
What’s New in Open Shelf? is a Table of Contents of sorts. Open Shelf publishes when we have compelling new material. Every two weeks is our plan.
In this release we feature citizen engagement in science, book covers, the InsideOCULA Newsletter, and we meet Megan Copp.
Siu Hong Yu, in Mine the Gap: Leveraging Open Access Through Citizen Engagement in Science, encourages us to “champion open access not as an end in itself but as a means toward a new participatory science education frontier.”
Don’t judge a book by its cover! Melanie Kindrachuk disagrees and she explains why in a Readers’ Advisory column suitably entitled Judging a Book by Its Cover.
Adele Magowan takes over the reins at the Random Library Generator column. Her first interview is with Megan Copp. Find out why The Price is Right, The Little Mermaid, Nina Simon, and garages are important.
And finally, this release of Open Shelf includes InsideOCULA for March 2015. The newsletter of the Ontario College and University Libraries Association includes stories about library pre-shows, library anxiety, interdisciplinarity, and faculty attitudes to open access.
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