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Essential Studies: Digital Literacy Special Emphasis Area

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Two woman-presenting people with shoulder-length dark hair and medium skin tones work at a computer, one standing, the other sitting. One is wearing a white t-shirt with stripes, the other wears a dark blue hoodie, and in the background are three more young people working at laptops and seen in profile, two sitting, and one standing.

Have you heard of the new UND Essential Studies Special Emphasis Area, “Digital Literacy”? In spring of 2023, the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) issued Policy 461, requiring that North Dakota University System institutions make a digital literacy requirement for all associate and baccalaureate-level programs. This summer, a 40-person subcommittee of the […]

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OSTP-Nelson Memo: What does it mean for SMHS researchers?

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What is it? The memo, titled “Guidance to Make Federally-Funded Research Freely Available Without Delay”—also known informally as the “OSTP-Nelson memo” or the “Public Access Memo” is a memorandum written by Dr. Alondra Nelson, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). It was released in August of 2022 and provides guidelines to […]

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Read & Publish: Springer Nature

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People are sitting around a table, some looking at laptops and some looking at tablets. They appear to be in smaller groups, conversing in those groups.

As you’ve seen in our previous post about read and publish agreements, we’re committed to finding ways to make our subscriptions work for as many of our affiliated employees and students as possible. These days, that often means working out “transformative agreements” with publishers, so we can help increase open access publishing options for SMHS […]

a world map of downloads by country for UND SMHS Scholarly Commons Collections, with downloads represented in colored bubbles over the countries represented. The east coast nd the southeast of the United States have the largest download counts from 260,085 to 119,827, followed by the western United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Southeast Asia, and South Africa, with counts between 97 and 10 thousand downloads

SMHS Collections Most Popular Works on UND Scholarly Commons

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a world map of downloads by country for UND SMHS Scholarly Commons Collections, with downloads represented in colored bubbles over the countries represented. The east coast nd the southeast of the United States have the largest download counts from 260,085 to 119,827, followed by the western United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Southeast Asia, and South Africa, with counts between 97 and 10 thousand downloads

Did you know SMHS’ collection on the Scholarly Commons is the most popular college-level collection on UND’s institutional repository? For the fourth year running SMHS’s collected research works have beat out any other college to be the “most popular” with readers worldwide, reaching 936,334 total downloads by December 19th, 2023, near twice that of the […]