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UTA Libraries Join Institutions across the Globe in Celebrating Open Education

by Michelle Reed March 16, 2017 0 comments
Open Education Week 2017

In celebration of Open Education Week, UTA Libraries will host a series of events for faculty, staff, and students intended to raise awareness of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices at UTA. Additionally, stop by the E.H. Hereford University Center anytime during the week of March 27-31 to check out our Open Education Week display, which features Textbook Heroes who are leveraging open resources to reduce textbook costs for UTA students.

Monday, March 27

We’ll kick off Open Education Week with an opportunity for students to speak out about textbooks. Take...

Disability Records: Accessibility at the University of Texas at Arlington

by Rafia Mirza March 10, 2017 0 comments
Sports ‘N Spokes Cover, May/June 1992

July’s oven-like heat drenched Jim Hayes’ shirt with sweat as he pulled cable for Western Electric one last time. On Monday he was going to trade his workman’s clothes for the olive drab of the Army, but today was his 18th birthday and he intended to celebrate.

Once home, he shoehorned eight of his family and friends into his 1963 Ford Fairlane and made the short drive to Fort Worth’s Lake Benbrook.  During the ride Jim’s younger brother, John, bragged that he could swim the length of a nearby cove faster than Jim. As soon as the car pulled up to the lake, John sprang from the car...

Blog Submissions

by Rafia Mirza January 20, 2017 0 comments

The goal of the UTA Libraries Scholarly Communication Division blog is to highlight our initiatives, collections, people, events, collaborations, and services.

We invite anyone in the UT Arlington community doing work around scholarly communications to submit interviews, reviews, and other material to the blog, and offer the following guide for submissions.

A blogpost is piece of writing typically shorter and less formal than most articles but comprising at least one or two paragraphs. The blogger introduces or comments on a topic, which perhaps leads to a broader discussion...