We are negotiating a new contract with Elsevier later this year, so we 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.
My current plan is to cancel the following title at the end of 2014. We will still have any paid backfile and current access through 2014. In the future, Interlibrary loan will be able to get any needed articles.
Advances in Applied Mathematics
In the next few months, I will also share the cancellation decisions of the other science librarians for your input. If you have questions or concerns about these decisions, please contact Alison Verbeck.
SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 4,600 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide. A ready-to-use solution with unparalleled power and flexibility, SciVal enables rapid comparison of scholars, research groups and peer institutions based on multiple metrics - scholarly output, national and international collaboration, field weighted citation impact, citations per publication, etc. I will be doing a trial of this product February 4-18. Come by if you would like me to demonstrate the service. More info:
Your name as an author is key to establishing a unique public profile for dissemination and promotion of your research. Authors should use the same variation of their name consistently throughout their academic and research careers. There are several resources to help authors manage unique and consistent author names to ensure that their publications are associated with the correct author. I highly recommend that authors create an ORCID iD, then check their profiles in Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar Citations. An ORCID iD can be created using publication data from Scopus or Web of Science/Researcher ID. Some publishers will start asking for an ORCID iD (a unique perpetual author identifier) in early 2014. Now is a good time to sign up - it's free and easy as 1-2-3 at http://www.orcid.org. The Becker Medical Library has created a nice guide with more information: Tools for Authors: Establishing Your Author Name.
Research Studio Workshops - The WU Libraries are offering several Research Studio Workshops this spring. Many of these workshops are geared towards assisting graduate students in developing library research and technical skills that will improve various aspects of their research. Sign up by clicking the links in each record. For a complete list of all upcoming classes, see: http://wulibraries.doattend.com/
Researching the Literature Review, Arc Lab, February 4, 2-3pm The literature review is an essential step when conducting scholarly research. In this session you will learn and practice strategies for thorough searches in appropriate sources. You’ll also learn search techniques such as using controlled vocabulary, filtering results, and adjusting your queries. Register at: http://lit-review-2.doattend.com
How to Make Your Scholarly Work Open Access, Arc Presentation Room, February 11, 12-1pm A quick overview of the WU Open Access Policy and your open access publishing options as an author at Washington University, from articles to books, from green to gold to platinum. Different disciplines will be stressed depending on who attends. Come with your questions. Register at: http://open-access-2.doattend.com
Public Health: Introduction to Data Management, From Collection to Analysis, Arc Lab, February 20, 2-3pm This first in a three-part hands-on series of workshops will cover the basic aspects of data management, starting with planning your database, collecting, entering and cleaning the data. Other topics such as data types, missing data, finding duplicates, and descriptive statistics will be discussed. Both Excel and SPSS will be discussed with syntax files provided for Stata and SAS. This workshop is ideal for faculty, staff, and students with little or no experience working with data. Space is limited. Register at: http://iph-data-manage.doattend.com
Data Management Best Practices, Arc Lab, February 27, 2-3pm Learn how to properly manage your research data for optimal adherence to Federal requirements and general best practices. Register at: http://data-management-2.doattend.com
Please send me a list of books you would like placed on reserve. If you are keeping the same books for spring that you used for fall, let me know. 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.
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The Washington University Copyright Addendum form will generate a customized PDF that authors can attach to a journal publisher’s copyright form to retain specific rights that are not expressly stated by the publisher. Any combination of these rights may be selected. Please note that the WU Addendum allows authors to retain rights to the peer-reviewed manuscript version; not the final published article. The peer-reviewed manuscript version reflects all the changes made as a result of the peer review process.