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In response to increasing internal demand for and focus on metrics associated with the work of the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in 2015 the National Academies Press and the Research Center launched an institution wide initiative to standardize our data collection processes and create “best practice” guidelines for staff. This ongoing initiative includes: developing a …more

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In recent years, a significant number of the hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border have been unaccompanied children and family units fleeing violence and persecution in Central America who seek protection in the United States. Others attempt to cross the U.S. border’s harsh terrain undetected in the hope of a better life or to reunite with their family and …more

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Predatory publishing is a form of low quality, amateurish, and sometimes unethical academic publishing. Why did it arise and why does it continue to thrive? Thwarting predatory publishing is possible when stakeholders grasp the underlying conditions that drive this phenomenon.
Monica Berger is Associate Professor, Library, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York. Her …more

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The open education movement with its emphasis on free access and permissions has generated a flurry of activity around scholarly and teaching activities involving innovative pedagogies, open textbooks, open educational resources (OER), Creative Commons licensing, and open policies. Far from being a fringe movement, open education has potential to challenge and enrich nearly any educational …more

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The Exploring Social Justice Series, a program cosponsored by the American University Library, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, and the Kay Spiritual Life Center, brings to campus exemplary leaders from diverse backgrounds who have advocated for various human rights and social justice issues.
All events are free and open to the public. 

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