More and more funders are now including Open Access mandates in their contractual conditions. Why are they doing this, and what can grantees do to comply with these mandates? Catherine Brendow, the OA specialist in the library, helps us to understand.Continue reading “Research Funders and Open Access Mandates”
Sometimes the articles you find through your online searches are locked behind paywalls. In this case, it might be useful to know whether there are open access versions of these papers. This is precisely what our colleague Catherine Brendow will be talking about on Thursday in an online training.
A PhD thesis is the result of many years of hard work, and the author generally hopes it will be the start of a successful academic career. But quite often, it is only read by the authors themselves and their supervisors. Who should be allowed to access it, and how? Our colleague Catherine Brendow discusses the main reasons why PhD students are generally reluctant to make their thesis open access.Continue reading “Why Shouldn’t Your PhD Thesis be Accessible to Everyone?”
The death of George Floyd has led to a worldwide mobilisation against racism. The the initiative Black Conversations and the GISA Graduate Institute Student Association board have compiled an anti-racist reading list, including some resources available in the Graduate Institute library and other libraries in Geneva. Our colleague Catherine Brendow, subject librarian for political science, explains how to access them.
Many scholars are confused and do not know if they can or should upload the pdfs of their articles on academic social media websites such as Researchgate or academia.edu. Our colleague Catherine Brendow tries to clear things up.Continue reading “Should you Share your Published Articles on Academic Social Media?”