BioRxiv: A Preprint Archive for the Life Sciences

I just found out that some of my friends had not yet heard about BioRxiv, the preprint archive for the biological and life science which was launched by Cold Spring Harbor Press last November. And we are live! The non-profit preprint server for biology from Cold Spring Harbor Lab http://t.co/euzSeKlPae— bioRxiv (@biorxivpreprint) November 12, 2013 … Continue reading BioRxiv: A Preprint Archive for the Life Sciences

#AccessToResearch & More! — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 3, 2014)

I was pretty excited to see the announcement of the UK Access to Research initiative, a partnership of publishers and libraries across the United Kingdom, which will hopefully extend open access research in ways that may serve as a model for other countries. They made some interesting choices, including requiring people to visit their local … Continue reading #AccessToResearch & More! — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 3, 2014)

Why You Should Care About Creative Commons 4.0

Creative Commons, as many of you know, provides and promotes the sharing of material by creating licenses that allow authors to chose the conditions how their work can be reused. In the science community, Creative Commons is especially important because all scientific research is build on the reuse and re-analysis of other scientific works in … Continue reading Why You Should Care About Creative Commons 4.0

Reflecting on The Society for Scholarly Publishing Conference

I spent a glorious bit of time in my hometown of San Francisco attending the Society for Scholarly Publishing's 35th annual meeting in early June as one of the student travel grant winners. As anyone who's attended a conference can surely attest, sometimes it is all you can do to take relevant notes, make it … Continue reading Reflecting on The Society for Scholarly Publishing Conference

#2013SSP: Crosspolinating health sciences libraries and scholarly publishing

  The Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting has kicked off! Yesterday evening's keynote speaker was none other than Tim O'Reilly, and what struck me was how much the themes that I ran into at the Medical Library Association conference in Boston resonated in his keynote speech. Open data in scientific research was one such … Continue reading #2013SSP: Crosspolinating health sciences libraries and scholarly publishing

Mendeley + Elsevier – A Marriage Made in Bibliographic Heaven?

Chances are that by now you've heard about Mendeley's sale to Elsevier. There had been rumors circulating for some time about the sale, but I heard when they made it official in April - naturally, from a well-informed classmate who heard via Twitter (kudos to @emilyrnlds for the tip). I thought about posting this in … Continue reading Mendeley + Elsevier – A Marriage Made in Bibliographic Heaven?

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Science Online (Week of January 28, 2013)

“It started as a meeting of science bloggers in 2007 and it has become a big annual event” qote.me/ozQT0d #scio13 — Anton Zuiker (@mistersugar) January 29, 2013 This week Twitter was abuzz with news from the Science Online Conference (#scio13).  As the tweet above says, this annual conference began in 2007 to bring together science … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Science Online (Week of January 28, 2013)

NIHPAP Compliance Changes

A new notice, NOT-OD-12-160, was posted last week by the National Institutes of Health in regards to compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy that explictly states: ****************************** ....Since 2008, compliance with the NIH public access policy has been a statutory requirement and a term and condition of all grant awards and cooperative agreements. NIH and its awardees have … Continue reading NIHPAP Compliance Changes