World Press Trends database accessible via the UvA Library

At the request of several members of the Department of Communication, the Library has purchased a subscription to the World Press Trends database: published by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the database is a major source on the newspaper industry worldwide.

World Press Trends gives access to a wide range of data and figures (from 2006), such as circulation, readership, revenue, advertising expenditure, digital usage, and data for top selling titles in each country. Available to UvA staff and students at http://www.wptdatabase.org/ (if off-campus please check your connection before accessing the database).

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Ruim 8.000 tijdschriften maken wetenschap zichtbaarder dan ooit

Nieuwe mogelijkheden voor open access publiceren

In steeds meer tijdschriften van grote uitgeverijen kunnen onderzoekers zonder aanvullende kosten open access publiceren. Publicaties vrij beschikbaar maken en een groot bereik geven wordt daarmee steeds eenvoudiger.  ‘Open up to open access’ luidt dan ook de slogan van een landelijke campagne die de VSNU vandaag start.

De afgelopen twee jaar hebben universiteiten in Nederland met onder andere de uitgevers Springer, Wiley en Elsevier afspraken gemaakt over de bekostiging van open access publiceren. Onlangs nog zijn er deals gesloten met Taylor & Francis, American Chemical Society, Brill, Lippincott en Thieme.

Call to action: Bekijk hier alle financieringsmogelijkheden waarvan UvA-onderzoekers kunnen profiteren.

Inmiddels vallen meer dan 7.000 tijdschriften onder deze ‘big deals’. Daarnaast zijn er andere tijdschriften en universitaire repositories (zoals UvA-DARE) waarin in open access gepubliceerd kan worden, zonder aanvullende kosten. Open access publiceren is daarmee een stuk makkelijker geworden.

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Door in open access te publiceren stimuleer je hergebruik van kennis, zowel in de wetenschap als in onderwijs, gezondheidszorg, openbaar bestuur en andere beroepsgroepen. Tevens krijgen burgers dankzij open access kosteloos toegang tot kwalitatief hoogwaardige informatie en worden zij niet met betaalmuren geconfronteerd.

Meer weten

Wil je meer weten over de mogelijkheden van open access publiceren of hulp bij je open access publicatie? Mail naar het open access team van de Universiteitsbibliotheek: openaccess@uva.nl

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American Journal of Cultural Sociology

ajcsAs from January 1st – upon request from several staff members of the Cultural sociology programme group at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), the UvA Library has arranged a subscription to the American Journal of Cultural Sociology.

This scholarly periodical – one of the very few specialized in the field of Cultural sociology (Taylor and Francis’ European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology and Sage’s Cultural sociology also belong to the UvA-collections) – presents the research output of Yale’s Center for Cultural Sociology, whose co-director, Jeffrey Alexander, is also co-editor of the journal and one of the most influential researchers in the field (several of Alexander’s books are available at the UvA Library).

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New IHLIA exhibition at the UvA: Living by numbers

living-by-numbersA new selection of materials from IHLIA LGBT Heritage, the LGBT-heritage organization of The Netherlands, is now on show at the UvA Roeterseiland Campus Library.

The display cases in the reading room on the second floor – meant, as previously announced on this blog, to present items referring to the exhibitions programme at IHLIA main venue (IHLIA-square/IHLIA-plein, Central Public Library Amsterdam, 6th floor), and as such periodically changed – are now devoted to the AIDS Monument, unveiled on December 1st in Amsterdam.

living-by-numbers-2Both the monument itself (French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel‘s work) and its background – the now 35-years long HIV/AIDS pandemic and the fight against the disease – are the exhibition’s topics.

Directions and opening times Roeterseiland Campus Library: here. More on IHLIA, its history and collections: here.

Photo’s: Stefano Giani

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New Database: Anthropology Plus

We recently acquired a database especially for Anthropology students and staff. The request for this database came from one of the anthropology staff members and after comparing the journal coverage of Anthropology Plus with our other social science databases, I have to say that Anthropology Plus far exceeded the coverage of the other databases*.
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From their website:

“Anthropology Plus is a broad and rich resource for education and research in anthropology and related fields. This database offers worldwide indexing of all core periodical and lesser-known journals from the early 19th century to today, providing pervasive indexing of thousands of sources, including journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries”

I hope this database will be appreciated by students and staff. I think it will be of particular use to new students because an anthropology database should make it easier to select relevant publications for a paper.

How to find this database**:

  1. Go to the library website: www.uba.uva.nl
  2. Select ‘databases’ (Below Quick links / Direct naar)
  3. Click on ‘Anthropology Plus’ (or first limit your selection to Anthropology databases to make this slightly easier on the eyes)

 

* In 2014 the library conducted an journal evaluation. From this evaluation, a list of journals that were highly appreciated by the anthropology staff was used to compare the coverage of Anthropology Plus to our other social science databases.
**Only for UvA students and employees

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Subscription to “Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences” extended

emerging trendsThe subscription to Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences, started in 2015 upon a request by the Department of Sociology, has been extended for the current academic year.

The Wiley resource, which has been intensively used by both UvA staff and students in the previous academic year, gives access to over 400 cross-referred essays drawn from anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology. Off-campus access only for UvA-staff and -students (see here for more information).

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IHLIA at the UvA-Library Roeterseiland

Following the exhibition held earlier this year at the UvA-Library P.C. Hoofthuis, IHLIA LGBT Heritage, the LGBT-heritage organization of The Netherlands, is now presenting a selection from its collections at the Roeterseiland Campus Library.

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While the display case on the first-floor landing (photo above) presents a choice of materials illustrating the variety and significance of the IHLIA collections – and will therefore have a more permanent character – the display cases in the reading room on the second floor (photo below) will be filled with items referring to the exhibitions programme at IHLIA main venue (IHLIA-square/IHLIA-plein, Central Public Library Amsterdam, 6th floor), and as such will periodically be changed.

The current show – and the related materials at the UvA-Library – is Queering Zuidoost, devoted to the presence and visibility of the LGBT community in the Amsterdam Zuidoost district (often referred to as ‘the Bijlmer’).

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Directions and opening times Roeterseiland Campus Library: here.

More on IHLIA, its history and collections: here.

Photo’s: Gemma Rameckers, exhibitions curator at IHLIA.

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