Friday, October 17, 2014

International Open Access Week 2014

October 20-26 is International Open Access Week, an annual global event promoting open access in research and scholarship.

What Is Open Access?

Open Access is an international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open Access does not mean it is not peer reviewed. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) includes over 10,000 peer-viewed, high quality journals. See doaj.org for more information.

Open Access at Mac

The Library at Macalester actively promotes open access to scholarly works. A major component of our open access scholarly communication services is our institutional repository: Digital Commons at Macalester.

Over a Million Downloads!

Started in 2005, the total number of downloads from Digital Commons at Macalester now stands over 1 million. This number includes the article The Rise of English: The Language of Globalization in China and the European Union, which by itself has been downloaded over 25,350 times.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Need to Write a Research Paper?

Try the library's Assignment Calculator

Assignment Calculator

The Assignment Calculator:

  • Gives you an action plan with target due dates
  • Outlines the research process step by step
  • Lets you add each step to your Google calendar

Check out the Assignment Calculator today!

International Open Access Week 2014

Coffee, Treats, and Open Access Chat: Arts Commons, Oct. 21, 10am-2pm

October 20-26 is International Open Access Week, an annual global event promoting open access in research and scholarship. On Tuesday, October 21, between 10am and 2pm, please stop by the Arts Commons and the Macalester Library's open access table for coffee, treats, button-making, and to learn how Open Access transforms scholarly publishing and helps showcase Macalester scholarship around the world.

What Is Open Access?

Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

Open Access at Mac

The Library at Macalester actively promotes open access to scholarly works. A major component of our open access scholarly communication services is our institutional repository: Digital Commons at Macalester.

Over a Million Downloads!

Since 2007, the total number of downloads from Digital Commons at Macalester now stands over 1 million. This number includes Professor Joan Ostrove's article Social class and belonging: Implications for college adjustment, which by itself has been downloaded over 3,200 times.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Need to write research paper?

Try the library's Assignment Calculator

Assignment Calculator

The Assignment Calculator:

  • Gives you an action plan with target due dates
  • Outlines the research process step by step
  • Lets you add each step to your Google calendar

Check out the Assignment Calculator today!

Media Services Move

During the 2014 spring semester, Media Services relocated from Neill Hall to the DeWitt Wallace Library. The film collection that was earlier in Neill Hall can now be found on the first floor of the library. Media equipment and media equipment services can be found on the lower level of the DeWitt Wallace Library.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Welcome to Class of 2018

...and welcome back to returning students, and new and returning faculty and staff! We look forward to working with you on your research and information needs for the coming academic year!

Monday, June 02, 2014

New Library Management System: WMS

Beginning in July, 2014, the Library successfully switched to a new library system, WorldShare Management Services (WMS) by OCLC. The new system allows the Library to better and more efficiently integrate services.

One System for all Materials

  • In the new system, all Macalester Library materials can be found using Macalester WorldCat Local
  • CLICnet will no longer be used by the Macalester Library
  • You can now use your Macalester Login to access services and renew materials.

Recent Announcements

For more information about the new system, please see our recent announcements.

Feedback - We'd Love to Hear From You!

For questions or comments, please use our WMS Comments Form.