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.
Please send me a list of books you would like placed on reserve. You can use the Online Reserve Request Form, send me an email, or put a note in my mailbox. If you are making a web page for your class, you can link your page to the class' reserve list after I put the books on reserve. There is no need to retype them. Just ask me if you have any questions.
I have a small collection of undergrad honors theses available in the Physics Library. If you have any students that have written one, please give me a copy. You can refer future students to the collection to help them in their writing.
Olin Library's annual New Faculty/Graduate Student Orientation & Reception will be Friday, August 22, 3-5pm. Self-guided tours of Olin Library and a chance to meet Subject Librarians begin at 3pm followed by a Happy Hour in Whispers at 4pm. Learn about library services, resources and technology. Graduate student orientation sessions for the Physics Library will be on August 21 at 2pm and 2:30pm.