ICPSR recently announced that openICPSR has launched in its Beta form for use by member institutions. The service is found at: www.openicpsr.org
openICPSR is a research data-sharing service for the social and behavioral sciences. Because depositors pay to deposit research data and documentation, the service allows the public to access research data at no charge. openICPSR assists researchers in meeting requirements for public access to federally funded research data. It ensures that data depositors fulfill public-access requirements of grant and contract RFPs.
openICPSR will run in beta form through June 2014. During the beta period, researchers at member institutions are welcome to self-deposit data and documentation free of charge. Beginning in July 2014, the service will open to the public and the fee for self-deposits will be $600 US per project.
Please contact Annelise Sklar for the members-only promotion code.
Please note that professional curation deposits are not included in the openICPSR free offer. Researchers desiring professional curation with public access should contact ICPSR for a quote at email@example.com or 734-647-2200.
openICPSR will continue to add functionality over the course of the next several months; however, self-deposits, when published, will indeed be available to the public, assigned a DOI, and cataloged. (One exception is the deposit of restricted-use data. These data will be accepted, assigned a DOI, and cataloged; however, restricted-use data will not be distributed until later in the year and then via our virtual data enclave (VDE) with a nominal charge to the data requester.)
The HathiTrust Digital Library contains over 4.7 million titles, many of which are full text viewable and downloadable volumes. For UC-affiliated users who login, 3.6 million fully viewable books and journal volumes published pre-1923, as well as later public domain books, are available. Some volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library are only available to search, but are not available as full text or for download.
To download PDFs from HathiTrust:
- Go to www.hathitrust.org.
- Click Login in the upper right. Select University of California, San Diego and click Continue.
- Choose Active Directory, then enter your username and password. You will be redirected to HathiTrust.
- Search the collection, with the Full text only box checked.
- Select the full view link next to the item in the search results.
- From the record view, select Download whole book (PDF) from the left column.
- If you did not login earlier, you will be prompted to do so at this point.
- Once your PDF is built, you can download it.
- At this time, you can only download the entire book or journal volume, rather than a single chapter or article. However, you can use Adobe Acrobat Pro or another PDF editor to delete the pages you don’t want.
This year the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is continuing their Gold for Gold program. It offers researchers at participating campuses the opportunity to make their RSC articles gold open access (Gold OA)–free of charge.
- The article (HTML and PDF) will be available on the RSC website, free to any interested reader. No paywalls, no required affiliation with a university or company that has a subscription or license to the journal.
- The fees that RSC normally requires to make the articles Gold OA will be waived.
The Library will receive a limited number of vouchers, which the authors will “redeem” to waive the fee. To receive a voucher:
- At least one author must be from UCSD. Faculty, student, post-doc, etc.
- The article must be accepted (not just submitted) or very recently published, like last 2-3 months.
Please contact Teri Vogel if you have an accepted or recently published article and want to make it Gold OA.
These were the 9 UCSD publications made Gold OA in 2013, from researchers in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Department of NanoEngineering, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering Program, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. (titles and links below the fold)
Check the library guide, “Open Access and Scholarly Communications @ UC San Diego,” for useful information about:
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Scholarly Communications Coordinator, Nancy Stimson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-6321.
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