Future Olin Library collection plan: We have begun working toward a browsing monograph collection in Olin Library. The paper journal collections from Olin Library will be moved to West Campus and a scan-on-demand service will be developed. More information. I welcome your comments or questions - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using SciENcv and My Bibliography for the NIH Biosketch class will be offered on Danforth Campus, Thursday, April 2, noon-1, in the Arc Presentation Room, Level A, Olin Library. A new NIH biosketch format is required for all NIH and AHRQ applications as of May 25, 2015. Attendees will learn how to use two NCBI tools, SciENcv and My Bibliography, to auto-populate a NIH biosketch. [SciENcv can also be used to create NSF biosketches.] Preregistration requested but not essential. This class will also be offered at the medical campus on May 7, noon -1. More information and registration link.
APC discount: For ecologists and others who may wish to publish in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene: the library membership in GWLA will give WU authors and co-authors a 15% discount on article publication charged through 2017. We keep track of arrangements like this at Subsidized Open Access Fees for WU and WUSM Authors.
NIH public access procedure webcast: For newly NIH-funded researchers and their delegate: the webcast archive NCBI and the NIH Public Access Policy: PubMed Central Submissions, My NCBI, My Bibliography and SciENcv, from March 5, 2015, is a very nice 42 minute introduction from NCBI. The slides are also available. There will also be a live broadcast of a similar session on April 21 at noon. Pre-registration required.
NSF public access: The National Science Foundation distributed their plan for public access to results of NSF-funded research. Details are still forthcoming.
"As outlined in section 3.1 of the plan, NSF will require that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings or transactions must:
- Be deposited in a public access compliant repository designated by NSF;
- Be available for download, reading and analysis free of charge no later than 12 months after initial publication;
- Possess a minimum set of machine-readable metadata elements in a metadata record to be made available free of charge upon initial publication;
- Be managed to ensure long-term preservation; and
- Be reported in annual and final reports during the period of the award with a persistent identifier that provides links to the full text of the publication as well as other metadata elements.
This NSF requirement will apply to new awards resulting from proposals submitted, or due, on or after the effective date of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that will be issued in January 2016."
NIH public access: National Institutes of Health Plan for Increasing Access to Scientific Publications and Digital Scientific Data from NIH Funded Scientific Research, February 2015 summarizes the existing strategy for public access publications via PubMed Central and begins to discuss public access for digital scientific data. The document does not include specific expectations for compliance on data sharing yet but discusses data management plans and a possible development of a commons space.
MBG Library now in MOBIUS: Two libraries have been added to the MOBIUS catalog: Missouri Botanical Garden and Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center. Some items in their collections may be found and requested as you normally would from MOBIUS. MOBIUS FAQs
Nice post from Biodiversity Heritage Library: Perfecting the Garden: From the Rise of Agriculture to Genetic Modification
Scholarships are available for early career researchers and students to attend Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship conference in Philadelphia, April 26-28, 2015. They are seeking especially "students, postdocs, and early career faculty across disciplines interested in diverse issues of scholarly and scientific communication, including open access, open data, public engagement, and new models of peer review." More info: ARCS Student & Early Career Researcher Scholarships
Posts on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries during March: