Full text, v.1, 2010+; open access; Taylor & Francis.
I got a little more information about TAIR (The Arabidopsis Information Resource): Genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana; includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications. ABRC stock ordering, search and up to 10 pages/month are freely available; most detail and data analysis pages are WUSTL-only access.
Full text, May, 2014+; open access; Nature Publishing Group. This journal won't launch until May but there are already a couple of datasets published there. Did you know? "Dataset" was added as an "article type" in Pubmed in 2014, (defined as "An organized collection of values stored permanently in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing." This publication type will not be used in combination with any other publication type as it is not to be used for journal articles that contain or produce datasets as part of the publication (including Supplemental Materials). Rather, it will be used on citations to items that are stand-alone descriptions of the metadata of a particular dataset.)
TAIR The Arabidopsis Information Resource, Beginning April, 2014 this will only be searchable by individual or institutional paid subscription. WU Libraries has paid for access for WU students, staff and faculty. I'm not entirely sure this is the correct URL for the paid resource, so please do let Ruth know if you have problems accessing and using after April 1. Thank you.
The Libraries are exploring options to expand space for special collections on Olin Library Level B (where paper biology books and journals are kept). Planning is in the early stages. As a first step, oversized books and A and Z call numbers have been moved from Olin Level B to West Campus. You will be able to REQUEST those items through the catalog for delivery when you need them. (More info at Collection Projects.)
Call numbers (Q-QR, R, S, T, etc.) will be using fewer shelves on Level B in future; this is possible in part because of purchased online journal backfiles which will allow us to keep fewer paper volumes with minimal inconvenience. I expect to be reviewing lists of very-low-use, readily-available titles throughout the coming semester; for more about that work see Collection Management Guidelines and Procedures, December 2013. I'm told that lists of books being withdrawn will be posted on libguides.wustl.edu/collections for a short time in case any faculty want to claim them before they are sent to book vendors or to disposal. The first list will be posted Feb. 24 for 1 week. Please keep Ruth Lewis informed about any questions or concerns. Thank you.
We are negotiating a new contract with Elsevier later this year so will have a window of opportunity to cancel less-used/very expensive titles. Because our Elsevier contracts have not allowed us to cancel, we did not review them in previous years' reviews of subscriptions. Our current plan is to cancel these 4 titles at the end of 2014; we will still have any paid backfile and current access through 2014. In future, Interlibrary loan will be able to get any needed articles.
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology
Zoology - Analysis of Complex Systems
If you have questions or concerns about these decisions, please contact Ruth Lewis. Thank you.
Academic Search Complete has replaced Academic Search Premier. It indexes more sources and has more fulltext articles. [Academic Search Complete is NOT available from the WU School of Medicine campus currently; we are working on clarifying this situation. Updated March 2014] More info.