Starting Take Two

I sit here on the morning of the first day of classes, Spring 2017, ready to go with another edition of this open access reading literature course. Enrollment is full and I’m excited to begin. I have an excellent report from the first semester. Students reported no difficulties in getting to the readings. They used them in a variety of ways, from simply reading in a web browser to downloading an EPUB file and annotating it before class. I myself used the latter, via Google books, and I’m looking to reusing my color-coded notes for class again this spring. It certainly beats a dog-eared anthology with half-loose post-its growing from its sides. During Open Access week, Janelle Wertzberger, Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications,visited the class to discuss issues surrounding open access. In November, she organized a panel that I was participated in. You can see notes from that session here. All in all, a stimulating, new expereince.