The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Open Access Journals

In these days of budget cuts and increasing infringements on anything free (including Internet access), it's nice to see some open-access scholarship. A website that indexes some leading Open Access journals is DOAJ.org and here are some of the museum-related journals available, including the School's very own Museum&Society. Remember: open access does not mean low-quality, so support these journals for the valuable public forum they provide.

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