Washington University Libraries will host our Second Annual Access Granted: Video Shorts Contest in participation with International Open Access Week, October 20-26, 2014. This year’s theme for International Open Access week is Generation Open which focuses on recruiting students and new researchers as early adopters to the Open Access movement. Our Access Granted contest targets student-created content with the intent to celebrate student creativity while promoting the principles of open access publishing. One cash prize of $300 will be awarded for the best video as well as a $200 cash prize for the second place video. The Libraries will also host a series of workshops leading up to the contest to help contestants get up to speed on open access concepts and to enhance video editing skills. To learn more about contest rules go to http://libguides.wustl.edu/access_granted.
Monday, October 20 - OA Week kickoff webcast group viewing, Olin Library Level A, Arc Presentation Room, 2-3 pm (no preregistration requested) More info. Alternative: View at your own desk: http://live.worldbank.org/
The U.S. Department of Energy is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from Department-funded research. The Energy Department has launched the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science – PAGES – a web-based portal that will provide free public access to accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts or published scientific journal articles within 12 months of publication.
The new requirements regarding management of digital research data will appear in funding solicitations and invitations issued by the Office of Science beginning Oct. 1, 2014. A statement of the new requirements, including guidance on the development of a Data Management Plan, can be found on the Office of Science website. Other Energy Department research offices will implement data management plan requirements within the next year.
The libraries have supported researchers in their compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy so I expect we will be doing the same for the other federal agencies as their procedures become clear. If you have questions, I can work on trying to get answers. Certainly, the WU Research Office will be working in this area also.
There is a growing list of workshops and other events at http://wulibraries.doattend.com/. Topics include: Zotero, Grants and Fuding Workshop, Research Metrics, Wordpress, dissertation workshop, and much more. Check them out!
Washington University Libraries now provides access to ChemBioOffice® Ultra. The ChemBioOffice® software suite equips scientists with a powerful collection of scientifically intelligent personal productivity tools that help them to efficiently keep track of their work. A personal version of E-Notebook, one of the most widely used electronic laboratory notebooks, boosts productivity by replacing paper journals and notebooks with a powerful, searchable and secure solution for recording experiments and their outcomes. For more information, check out the official release: http://www.cambridgesoft.com/literature/PDF/ChemBioOffice.pdf
Primo is the Washington University Libraries' new search tool. It provides one-stop access to the Libraries' collections by searching across hundreds of catalogs, indexes, and databases including: Washington University Libraries' Catalog, articles, journals, and theses; LibGuides; Open Scholarship, articles, reference materials, and e-books from various publishers and aggregators. More info.