SCOAP3 Open Access initiative to start 1/1/14

From CERN Press Release:

“After intense preparations and consensus building, CERN1 has today confirmed that the SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on 1 January 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries2, a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics will become Open Access at no cost for any author: everyone will be able to read them; authors will retain copyright; and generous licenses will enable wide re-use of this information.”

For more information, please see the CERN Press Release.

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Scopus Workshop

Have you tried Scopus, our new database? The UI Libraries provide free access to Scopus, an excellent multidisciplinary citation database. Join us for a Scopus Workshop and learn advanced techniques that will help you conduct your research more efficiently and effectively.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Access Scopus from off-campus;
  • Use refine options to retrieve more relevant search results;
  • Create reports to analyze your results;
  • Save citations from Scopus to RefWorks, EndNote and other citation managers;
  • Save searches and set up alerts to keep up with the literature in your field;
  • Find the full-text of citations retrieved in Scopus;
  • Get help when you need it!

This workshop is free and open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. You may bring your lunch if desired. Free coffee will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-3024.

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 12:30pm -  1:20pm
Location: Sciences Library Classroom (102SL)
Branch: Sciences
Presenter: Sara Scheib
Categories: Workshop
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ACS Open Access Program

The American Chemical Society announced an expansion of its open access publishing options, designed to assist authors. The expansion includes a new open access, peer-reviewed journal, ACS Central Science, to be launched in 2014, plus more licensing choices for authors and a stimulus program to support authors who select ACS journals when seeking to publish their work open access.

For more information, please visit http://acsopenaccess.org/. If you have any questions about scholarly publishing or open access, please contact the Sciences Library at 335-3083 or lib-sciences@uiowa.edu.

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RSC launches Chemical Sciences Article Repository

The Royal Society of Chemistry recently launched the Chemical Sciences Article Repository, “a non-commercial subject specific open access repository for chemistry papers, hosting Green and Gold Open Access(OA) papers and linking back to the publisher’s Article of Record.” This repository can be used to deposit and search for open access papers in the chemical sciences. For more information: http://www.rsc.org/chemical-sciences-repository/articles/faqs.

If you have questions about the Chemical Sciences Article Repository, open access, or the UI’s institutional repository, please contact the Sciences Library at 335-3083 or lib-sciences@uiowa.edu.

 

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Workshop: Web of Science

Do you use Web of Science in your research? The UI Libraries provide free access to Web of Science, an excellent multidisciplinary citation database. Join us for a Web of Science Workshop and learn advanced techniques that will help you conduct your research more efficiently and effectively.

Lunch @ the Sciences Library
Web of Science Workshop
12:30-1:20pm, Wednesday, October 30th
102 SL (Sciences Library Classroom)

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Access Web of Science from off-campus;
  • Use Advanced Search to retrieve more relevant search results;
  • Analyze search results by author, organization, publication year, etc.;
  • Save citations from Web of Science to RefWorks, EndNote and other citation managers;
  • Set up Saved Searches and Citation Alerts to keep up with the literature in your field;
  • Find the full-text of citations retrieved in Web of Science;
  • Get help when you need it!

This workshop is free and open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. You may bring your lunch if desired. Free coffee will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-3024.

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Support for PeerJ Memberships

PeerJ Logo. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Available: https://peerj.com/about/press/

PeerJ Logo. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Available: https://peerj.com/about/press/

 

Calling all Biological and Medical scientists! The University Libraries is pleased to begin supporting PeerJ memberships for all interested University of Iowa faculty and researchers through the Open Access Fund. The University Libraries and the Office of the Provost established the Open Access Fund to pay the processing fees related to open access publishing.

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. – Peter Suber

PeerJ is an Open Access publisher of scholarly articles in the biological and medical sciences [full list of subject areas]. Rather than charging a per-article fee for making an article Open Access, PeerJ charges a one-time membership fee for authors [Breakdown of membership types]. All interested UI faculty, graduate students, and research should contact Chris Diaz for more information about setting up a PeerJ membership.

Originally posted on October 3, 2013 at http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/transitions/?p=1084 by Chris Diaz.

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Workshop: Staying Current

Staying Current Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch @ the Sciences Library Workshop

Staying Current: RSS, Search Alerts and More!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
12:30-1:20pm
Sciences Library Classroom (102 SL)

How do you keep up with the news and research in your field? Would you like to learn how to use technology to find new information for you? Join us for a Staying Current workshop and learn how to use RSS feeds and other alert options to keep up with blog posts, news and scholarly articles.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Use an RSS Reader to keep up with blog posts and news articles;
  • Use Google Alerts to monitor the web for relevant information;
  • Use Saved Searches in various research databases to keep up with scholarly communications;
  • Use Citation Alerts in Web of Science or Scopus to monitor your citations;
  • Use Journal Table of Contents Alerts to keep up with your favorite journals;
  • Use BrowZine to find journals and read articles on your iPad.

This workshop is free and open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. You may bring your lunch if desired. Free coffee will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-3024.

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KNODE – Researcher profiles for life scientists

The University of Iowa has partnered with KNODE Inc. to help connect researchers at Iowa and elsewhere and to provide direct links to scientific content. KNODE is a Cloud-based tool which provides a comprehensive view of a researcher’s expertise. Currently, KNODE is focused on researchers in the life sciences. Researcher profiles are automatically generated from a variety of data sources, including MEDLINE/PubMed journal articles, NIH grant projects, biomedicine patents, and ClinicalTrials.gov. KNODE automatically generates and continuously updates expert profiles, eliminating the requirement for manual editing. If you wish, you call also claim your automatically generated profile to update certain information.

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Get Organized Workshop

Do you struggle to stay organized as the semester progresses? Are your notes and files scattered about in notebooks, folders, and various electronic storage devices? Would you like to share your own tips and tricks for staying organized with others? Join us for a Get Organized workshop to learn about free software tools you can use to get organized and stay organized all semester long and share your organization solutions with the chronically disorganized.

Lunch @ the Sciences Library
Get Organized
12:30 – 1:20 pm, Wednesday, October 2nd
102 SL (Sciences Library Classroom)

In this workshop, you will learn how to use free software such as Evernote and Dropbox to:

  • Take notes electronically using text, audio and images;
  • Keep your notes organized and sync across all your devices;
  • Access your notes and files from any computer with an Internet connection;
  • Share your notes and files with others.

This workshop is free and open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. You may bring your lunch if desired. Free coffee will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-3024.

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