-- Ruth's office location will change approximately Nov. 9. I'll be moving to Olin 318, Olin Library level 3, the first set of Staff Offices south of the Administrative Suite. It should actually be a bit easier to find me and drop in after the move. Visitors welcome! My phone number and email address stay the same: 935-4819, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A bit more about upcoming changes in access to West Campus Library: Staff relocations to West Campus Library, in preparation for upcoming Olin Library renovations, are driving our need to secure the West Campus library. This change is expected to take place by November 30th at the latest, and should not greatly impact your ability to use the West Campus Library and its collections. Here’s what you might be wondering:
Can I still browse the West Campus Library stacks? Yes! You may do so by scheduling an appointment in advance. Details about how to make an appointment TBA.
Will the collections at West Campus Library still be accessible? Yes! In addition to the option of browsing the collections in person by making an appointment, you will also continue to have access by placing a Request through the online catalog, by using the Request for Delivery of West Campus Materials for delivery to any Danforth Campus library, by requesting a particular article using Interlibrary Loan, or by contacting the appropriate Special Collections department.
Other questions? Please ask Ruth or contact Sarah Laaker, Manager of Library User Space Planning & Campus Liaison, at email@example.com.
-- Posts on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries from October:
Don't miss a few new details about NSF’s public access policy which covers articles in peer-reviewed journals, juried conference papers, and data that result from NSF funding and don't miss the automatic updates now available to ORCiD records!
K-theory continues a bumpy publishing history. Annals of K-Theory is set to begin in 2016 and WU will probably subscribe since it is being make available in the MSP package which we already buy. More info.
BrowZine [mobile app for journal browsing] now connects to Get it! for easy interlibrary loan requests when embargoes or other problems impede access to fulltext of a particular article. A version of BrowZine for the web which can synced with your mobile app is reportedly coming soon.
Lots of posts of possible interest on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries this month:
Big news! We now have the "Century of Science" at Washington University. The science section of Web of Science Core Collection now includes 1900-present source documents.
We also have added access to Essential Science Indicators (ESI) and Journal Citation Reports (JCRWeb) via the InCites platform. ESI is a specialized tool for the highest ranked, recent papers in science and social science. It can answer questions such as: - Which institutions are in the top 1% in my field? - Where do articles from WU rank in my field? - My paper is cited x times; how does that compare with other papers in my field? Author ranking is problematic when last names and initials are not unique. My favorite use for ESI so far is the new ESI Top Papers filter which now appears in the left column when you do a subject search in Web of Science. This is a quick way to limit to recent highly cited and/or "hot" papers which might be the best place to start for searchers who are faced with too many articles to read.
Citations.springer.com Citation information for any Springer article or chapter. Tip: for best results, enter chapter or journal article titles with no capitalization
Would you love to browse ejournals on your phone or ipad? Browzine, an app for reading ejournals and easily authenticating for reading fulltext on various devices, is now available at WU. Check it out! http://libguides.wustl.edu/browzine
There will be features added throughout the coming year and I expect to have more information next month, but it definitely is available to use now. The early reports I've had it that it's easy and fast (perhaps 15 minutes) to install and to populate a favorite titles shelf.
I'd love to hear back about whether this is helpful to you!
Well it's not really the last chance but April is generally the last month I have to spend fy15 allocations and there is some math and statistics money left. If you have requests you are holding, please send them to Ruth Lewis as soon as possible. Thank you.
Since SciENcv can be used for NSF Biographical sketches and other federal agencies (NASA and AHRQ so far) are planning to use PubMed Central for public access to publications, I thought this might be relevant to some people in the math department: Next Thursday, March 5th, noon-1, NCBI will host a webinar outlining how to use My NCBI to report public access policy compliance for NIH grant holders. Topics will include the NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS and PubMed Central submissions, creating My NCBI accounts, use of My Bibliography to report compliance to eRA Commons and using SciENcv to create BioSketches. Preregistration required.