When Google Scholar GetIt@WU links disappeared for about a week late last month and then again for about a week at the end of November, I heard from enough of you to know this is an important tool for you. I use it every day myself! Anyway, I thought you would find this article from Nature News interesting: Google Scholar pioneer on search engine’s future. This post from Jonathan Eisen may suggest some features you have not yet explored: Using Google Scholar in Scholarly Workflows.
PyMOL site license now available at Washington University. More information from PyMOL information page.
Spotfire demo at medical campus Dec. 2. More info.
PubMed Central now offers MLA, APA and AMA formatted citations. This is a popular feature in many of our databases and in Google Scholar, so it's lovely to have this available in PMC now also. More info.
Looking for entertainment for yourself or children at home over intersession? Check out this collection of streaming videos: Streaming films from Criterion on Demand added
Released this month in the Darwin Manucripts Project: Part I Creation of the Origin of Species. More information: Darwin Manuscripts and The evolution of Darwin’s Origin: Cambridge releases 12,000 papers online.
ORCID Releases a New Feature: Delegates for ORCID Accounts. I am convinced that ORCID records are important for scholars and may even be required by some funders soon. I want to learn more about ORCID. Since I try to track publications anyway, I would be happy to be a designated ORCID "trusted individual" for WU biology faculty or graduate students. To set this up you will need my ORCID record, http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2680-6235. I don't know if I can sustain that forever but for now this would probably be a benefit to both of us. Just let Ruth know if you do this, because I don't know if ORCID would notify me. Thanks.
Posts on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries in November: