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Information for Social Scientists, no. 50, March 2013: Front

In This Issue

This e-only ISS represents our 50th issue. Issue no. 1 appeared in September 1995. Like its predecessors, number fifty is loaded with content, particularly focusing on electronic information developments here at Emory and beyond.

Tab 1, All About MOOCs. Massive online open access courses (MOOCs) have taken the world of higher education by storm with Emory starting its own MOOCs this spring. Library Director Rich Mendola has signed up for the first Emory MOOC to experience it firsthand. Find some answers on the why, what and how of MOOCs, focusing on the social sciences. 

Tab 2, MOOCs at Emory. Our first MOOC is wrapping up, with two more to launch. Find out more about Emory's MOOC initiative.

Tab 3, Subject Resources. A wide range of electronic resources have been acquired since the fall issue of ISS. These range from primary sources relating to a variety of world areas, products, and women's rights. There are also new data sources, citation tracking tools, and full-text newspapers.

Tab 4, E-Book & E-Journal Collections. The latest news relating to e-books and e-journals including Emory's participation in Medical Heritage Library, and a review of e-book collections. Remember you can now check out e-readers such as Nooks and iPads from the library.

Tab. 5, Data Management.  Read about the results of the fall survey of faculty data use and follow up interviews.Do you have a data management plan (DMP)? Library help is available.

Tab 6, DiSC does Atlanta. DiSC's digital projects emphasized Atlanta this past year and will culminate with the First Atlanta Studies Symposium on April 26th.  Find out more about the symposium and DiSC's projects and training sessions.

Tab 7,  OpenEmory. Access Fund.  Read about the new Open Access Publishing Fund and OpenEmory, the new digital repository.

Tab 8, Summer Construction.  If it's summer it's construction time in the Emory Libraries. Read about summer plans and longer range goals.

Tab 9, New and handy libguides. Includes digital media preservation research data management, as well as the libguide on library workshops.

Tab 10,  How to...: Links to important services.

Tab 11, List of library staffing in the social sciences. Plus, at the top, Dr. Richard Mendola has been named to the new position of Emory's Senior Vice Provost of library services and digital scholarship and enterprise Chief Information Officer.  

As always, we welcome your feedback. Use the handy link in Tab 12.

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Welcome Back to ISS

Information for Social Scientists (ISS) is the General Libraries' continuing newsletter that highlights information resources and services of interest to social scientists.

In keeping with President Wagner's request to pay close attention to the volume of paper announcements and mailings, this newsletter is now published e-only.

We welcome your comments.  Let us hear from you so that ISS will continue to be useful to the Emory social science community.  Please e-mail our ISS editor, Liz McBride.

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