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New Exhibit for Fall 2022

The Library is excited to announce our newest exhibit for Fall 2022! Entitled “An Urgent Appeal: Coalition Activism in Response to Oregon’s Ballot Measure 9” and curated by PSU Library Special Collections & University Archives staff in partnership with the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest, “An Urgent Appeal” presents primary materials related … Continue reading the article: New Exhibit for Fall 2022

Library Study Spaces

Looking for a place to join a Zoom class, do your homework, or simply relax in between classes? Over the summer, several spaces in the Library have been updated to better accommodate folks needing to take online classes in between in-person classes. Privacy screens, access to power, and noise masking have been added to reduce … Continue reading the article: Library Study Spaces

Free Resource: Urban Literacy

Portland State University Library announces the publication of a new open access textbook!  Congratulations to Leanne Serbulo on the publication of Urban Literacy: Learning to Read the City Around You, now available in PDXScholar, the campus repository.  This free textbook introduces students to the basic concepts of urban studies.  An interdisciplinary text developed for lower-division … Continue reading the article: Free Resource: Urban Literacy

Summer 2022 Exhibit: Medieval Portland Explores the Nuremberg Chronicle

The Liber chronicarum or Weltchronik of 1493, more commonly known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, is a world history that is one of the most famous early printed books or incunabula. This summer, the PSU Library exhibit presents interpretations of leaves of the Nuremberg Chronicle by students in the Spring 2022 Medieval Portland Capstone taught by … Continue reading the article: Summer 2022 Exhibit: Medieval Portland Explores the Nuremberg Chronicle

Call for Proposals: Open Educational Resources Grants

The PSU Library seeks grant proposals that implement high-impact, culturally relevant/inclusive projects supporting open education and reduced textbook costs in lower-division courses. Award levels:  Level 1 – $1,000: Locate, evaluate, and adopt an existing Open Educational Resource Level 2 – $2,000: Adapt, update, or combine existing Open Educational Resources into a new resource Level 3- … Continue reading the article: Call for Proposals: Open Educational Resources Grants

PSU Anthropology Presents Archaeology First Thursdays

Archaeology First Thursdays Archaeology First Thursdays are an opportunity to take a deep dive into archaeology practice. Each month our distinguished guests present research. You have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their research directly with them.  RECORDINGS: PDXScholar Archive The final presentation in the series happened May 5, 2022.  Past Events: Indigenous … Continue reading the article: PSU Anthropology Presents Archaeology First Thursdays

Forthcoming Elsevier Negotiations: An Update from Interim Dean Michael Bowman

To our shared campus communities, The scholarly, commercial publishing marketplace has changed significantly since our last negotiation with Elsevier in 2014. Elsevier started charging researchers article processing charges (APCs) to enable open access publishing in 2013. At the time of our last contract, open access publishing was not yet seen as an integral part of … Continue reading the article: Forthcoming Elsevier Negotiations: An Update from Interim Dean Michael Bowman