Arabic Collections Online (ACO)

The project Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is an online library specialized in providing Open Access to Arabic books and manuscripts in several scientific domains. ACO started its digitization project with the aim of providing free and global access to Arabic language content, which is currently not widely available. The project already offers access to over 16.000 volumes, however the goal of the project is to digitize 23.000 Arabic volumes. The topics range from philosophy and religion to political sciences and…

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360° Reich – een webtentoonstelling

MATRIX [Centrum voor Nieuwe Muziek] zet mijlpalen in de muziekgeschiedenis sinds 1950 in de kijker met grote en kleinere tentoonstellingen. De webtentoonstelling Steve Reich 360° (www.stevereichexpo.be) is de meest recente verwezenlijking, en de eerste 100% online tentoonstelling. De expo werd ontwikkeld op vraag van Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Gent en sluit aan bij de concertprogrammering in seizoen 2020-21 met als één van de sleutelfiguren de Amerikaanse componist Steve Reich. Omwille van de coronamaatregelen werkten we het project volledig digitaal uit. We…

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Get new Scholarly Tales posts in Outlook via the blog’s RSS feed

Would you like to stay up to date with new posts on the Scholarly Tales blog right from Outlook? RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is “a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format” (Wikipedia). Blogs and many other online resources, including academic journals and databases, often offer RSS feeds of their new content. By subscribing to RSS feeds, you can get updates from many sources delivered in one location. Where…

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Finding an Open Access journal with the DOAJ

Looking to publish in Open Access but not sure how to find a suitable Open Access journal in your specific discipline? The easiest way to start your search is browsing through the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which was created to increase the accessibility, usage, and impact of quality OA resources. The DOAJ indexes academic journals across all disciplines that are peer-reviewed and only have the Full OA-option, not the Hybrid OA-option. If you already have a specific journal…

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Short introduction to navigating Limo

Limo is the discovery service that allows you to search the entire KU Leuven Libraries collection. It is made up of an extensive collection of both printed and electronic resources. So with one search you will not only find all physical items (e.g. print books, journals, newspapers) available in KU Leuven Libraries but also scientific output from the university’s researchers, which are collected in Lirias, and a vast selection of e-resources, such as electronic books, journals, databases, and also audio-visual…

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Trial access: Eustathius, Commentary on the Iliad/Odyssey (Brill Scholarly Editions)

Until 25 May 2021 KU Leuven users have trial access to two new sources on the Brill Scholarly Editions platform: Eustathius of Thessalonica: Commentary on the Iliad This is the online version of the complete critical edition by Marchinus van der Valk of Eusthathius of Thessalonica’s Commentary on the Iliad, composed during the latter half of the twelfth century CE, published in hard copy by Brill between 1971–1987. Eustathius of Thessalonica: Commentary on the Odyssey This online publication (to be…

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The Belgian War press: de Belgische pers gedigitaliseerd

The Belgian War press website biedt gratis tal van Belgische kranten aan die gedurende de twee Wereldoorlogen verschenen, al dan niet klandestien of gecensureerd door de bezetter. Op initiatief van CegeSoma (Studiecentrum Oorlog en Maatschappij) met financiële steun van Belspo (Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid) werden deze kranten – waarvan de consultatie in diverse archieven en bibliotheken vaak problematisch is – verzameld en gedigitaliseerd. De website, die geraadpleegd kan worden in het Nederlands, Frans en Engels, biedt ook achtergrondinformatie aan met betrekking tot…

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Over 100.000 e-books accessible for KU Leuven users through Evidence Based Acquisition

In 2021 KU Leuven Libraries Artes is participating in 5 Evidence Based Acquisition Projects. This results in over 100.000 e-books being accessible for a period of 12 months. At the end of this period, a smaller selection of titles will be acquired (perpetual access) by the library according to collection profiles and in consultation with the academic staff, and (this is why the acquisition method is called evidence based) reinforced by usage statistics. When the EBA Project ends, the library…

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Video: Using Tropy to organize and add metadata to images

Tropy, a sister project of the Zotero bibliography manager, is an open source program for managing and annotating research images and PDFs. For a thorough introduction to all of Tropy’s useful features, check out this recording of a webinar about Tropy that we announced earlier. EUI Library. Introduction to Tropy. 2021. YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuxlkRlFwhI.

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Open Access terminology (bis)

A previous post shed some much needed light on the complex world of OA terminology. It certainly helps to be familiar with these names, although we cannot claim that all possible questions can be answered with one post. What about Black OA, Rogue OA, Radical OA and Platinum OA? Can Bronze OA actually be called OA? And is Elsevier really talking about the same approach to Diamond OA as the early advocates for community-driven, APC-free OA do when they plan…

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