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Mavs Open Press Publishes First Digital, Open Access Volume of PALARA

by Jody Bailey Apr 26 2018 - 2:15pm
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As Director of Publishing for the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries’ Mavs Open Press, I am pleased to announce that we recently published volume 21 of the Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (PALARA). This two-decade-old journal was previously only available in print by subscription. 

“As co-editor, I wanted to continue the journal’s stellar publication reputation and increase the number of persons who have access to scholarly material written about Afro-Latin American literature and culture,” said Dr. Sonja Watson. “In addition, I wanted to decrease...

Your Work, Your Rights: Retain Your Copyright

by Jody Bailey Oct 2 2017 - 5:21pm
A doctoral student wants to reuse a journal article she published a few months ago in her forthcoming article-based dissertation. A history faculty member wants to distribute an article he wrote to all his students.  A sociology scholar creates an amazing infographic and publishes it as part of a journal article then later decides to reuse it in a book. An animal behavior researcher creates a series of photographs of an experiment that tests the cognitive capacity of capuchin monkeys and publishes these photos to illustrate the research in a scholarly journal; her colleague wants to use one...

UTA Libraries Awarded $25,000 TexTreasures Grant to Digitize World War II Photo Negatives

by Jody Bailey Aug 17 2017 - 3:30pm
Mother-Daughter banquet, 1944 (detail)

UTA Libraries will scan 15,000 negatives from its Fort Worth Star-Telegram Photographic Collection thanks to a $25,000 TexTreasures grant awarded by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission. The project continues an effort started last year to digitize negatives documenting the transformation of Fort Worth during World War II. The images, most of which were never published, show young men crowding military recruiting stations, women selling war bonds, and the construction of Liberator Village which housed workers building B-24 “Liberator” bomber planes.

Soldiers from Camp...

UTA Libraries Documents World War II Life in Fort Worth, Texas

by Jody Bailey Jul 21 2017 - 11:15am

by guest contributor Jeff Downing, Digital Projects Librarian, UTA Libraries Digital Creation Department

In 1940, Fort Worth was a slow-paced city whose economy depended on cotton, cattle, and oil. By 1945, it was a fast-growing economic dynamo generating tens of thousands of jobs related to World War II. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (FWST) captured this transformative time in photographs, documenting the war effort, industrial expansion, and everyday life on the home front.

Fort Worth determinedly sought connections to the defense industry in the 1940s. The city became home...

UTA Libraries Creates Mavs Open Press to Offer No-Cost Publishing Service

by Jody Bailey Jul 5 2017 - 4:14pm
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The Problem

In the past few decades, authors, editors, and publishers of academic journals have witnessed dramatic changes in the scholarly publishing environment. The days of small, nonprofit societies publishing print-only journals are long gone (with a few exceptions), and for-profit, commercial publishers have taken over the market, with many adverse consequences. In 1973 Elsevier (part of the RELX Group), Wiley-Blackwell, Springer Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group, and Sage Publications collectively published approximately 20% of journal articles across all disciplines; these...

APS and CERN Sign an Open Access Agreement for SCOAP3

by Jody Bailey Apr 28 2017 - 4:12pm
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Exciting news from the world of particle physics research and open access publishing

"The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), as the Host Organization of SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics), are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement to publish high-energy physics (HEP) articles in three leading journals of the APS – Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C -- under an open access agreement. Under this agreement, authors of articles having a...

Faculty Creative Works 2016

by Jody Bailey Apr 7 2017 - 3:06pm
Faculty Creative Works 2016

The Libraries of the University of Texas at Arlington are pleased to host the ninth annual UTA Celebration of Faculty Creative Works. This event showcases the art, books, juried exhibits, music, media, patents, conference presentations, and journal contributions of UTA faculty in 2016. The Libraries initiated this event to shine a spotlight on the impressive depth and breadth of scholarship and creativity produced by UTA faculty. Here, for example, is an art piece by UTA Department of Art + Art History faculty member Kenda North. 


"Bouquet 12" by Kenda North