W&M Libraries

Posted on May 20, 2024

Maureen “Moe” Weinman’s internship with W&M Libraries’ Research and Instruction department is coming to a close. We couldn’t have asked for a better intern, and were eager to hear her thoughts about her experience.

Jun 2022

  • June 6, 2022
    “Queer joy,” according to the corporate giant understanding, is made of brightly-colored silhouettes, hands clasped together, and flashy letters declaring “Proud” and “Love is Love.” This approach skyrocketed in popularity after the legalization of gay marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015.

May 2022

  • May 18, 2022
    In this post, we introduce the newest member of our digital services team!  
  • May 16, 2022
    Copyright legally grants for a limited time the monopolistic use of a work. The copyright holder has the sole ability to make copies, distribute, edit, perform, and display. Rather than allowing all copyrighted works to sit in a vacuum where their uses are incredibly limited to everyone except the rights holder, certain exemptions are allowed. The most familiar to us in higher education is fair use.
  • May 9, 2022
    David Wiley once said that using OER the same way we use a commercial textbook is like driving a plane down a highway, it can be done but defeats the purpose.

Apr 2022

Mar 2022

  • March 28, 2022
    Scholarly publications (any publications for that matter from blogs to books) must adhere to some form of legal ownership structure. For us in the USA we follow the US Copyright Law (Title 17, 1-8, 10-12). Copyright was established in the US Constitution to support the progress of arts and sciences. Whenever you see the “c” copyright symbol and often when you don’t it means ALL rights reserved.
  • March 15, 2022
    Open Education Week (OEW) is usually held the first full week of March, but it’s not the only time we could/should talk about open education. OEW is an international celebration with ideas and collaborations from around the globe, but what exactly is it that OEW celebrates? Why Open Education, of course! Okay, but what does open education mean?

Feb 2022

Jan 2022

  • January 31, 2022
    Announcement, annoucement, annooooouuuucement! Or Extra Extra Hear All About It! (depending on your persuasion and generational tendency). W&M Libraries is incredibly pleased to share that we have set aside funds ($100K in funds to be precise) to support faculty, students, and staff who want to publish their work open access!