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
The University Library's Copyright Office has just announced a series of workshops for faculty and students on copyright. All workshops will be held in the Faculty Exploratory in the Hatcher Graduate Library. General Overview of Copyrights, Wed. Sept. 18, 10 - 11 am Fair Use and Copyright Best Practices, Mon. Sept. 23, 11 am - 12:30 … Continue reading Need information on copyright?
In November 2012 the National Institutes of Health announced that in spring 2013 it would be enforcing its 2008 Public Access Policy (PAP) by not awarding non-competing grant continuations to those grantees who were not in compliance with the PAP - that is, with publications resulting from NIH grants submitted to the open access repository, … Continue reading Open Access Publications Surge with NIH Mandate
A coworker recently sent along an interesting editorial from Science written by Philip Greenland, a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University (and the former editor of Archives of Internal Medicine) and Phil B. Fontanarosa, executive editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, who argue that "honorary authorship must no longer be tolerated." Although Greenland … Continue reading Is It Time to Quit Honorary Authorship?
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
This week I am in the wonderful (full disclosure, I'm from there & biased) city of San Francisco to attend the Society for Scholarly Publishing conference. If you've ever read anything from the Scholarly Kitchen blog - this is those folks, which is why I'm particularly excited to be in attendance. I'll be blogging from the conference, … Continue reading Live from San Francisco, part 1: SF DORA
I'm sure most of our readers know that a groundbreaking article was published on May 15th regarding patient specific stem cell cloning. What has come to light since then about the publishing process for the article has been slightly disturbing. First, I looked at the original announcements and information about stem cell research, then I … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Stem Cells, Cloning and Publishing, Oh My! (Week of May 20, 2013)
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?
Read Susan Topol's full story on the collaboration here. From the article: ICD Connection: Living with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator is a collection of stories that describe what it’s like to live with an ICD—a device that is implanted under the skin to treat life-threatening heart rhythms that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. The ICD Connection book … Continue reading UMHS, UM Med School, & MLibrary Collaborate to Publish New Book
The University of California at Irvine's Geoffrey Bowker will speak at the School of Information about the role of the scientific article as our modern currency of knowledge, and the impeccable growth over the last two centuries of the database as a means of knowledge exploration. Find out more about the talk, and about Dr. … Continue reading Yahoo! Lecture Series: The End of the Article