OAWeek- Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act

Posted On: October 27, 2017

 

Open in order to ensure public access to research

Today we are highlighting the call for action to support H.R. 3427 / S. 1701,  the bipartisan Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR).

Help pass FASTR and spread the word about the positive effects this legislation will have on research, the academic community, entrepreneurs, students, and the general public. Now is the time to reach out to your Members of Congress and tell them they should support FASTR! SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)  Read more…

OA Week – Preprint Servers Everywhere

Posted On: October 26, 2017

In the last few years there’s been an explosion of preprint servers. Even the original preprint server for physics, math, and computer science, arXiv, recently announced new collections for economics and electrical engineering and systems science. Preprints are publications that have not undergone peer review, and are publicly available even if the peer-reviewed versions are behind publisher paywalls down the road.

  • What are some of the potential advantages and concerns that researchers have about posting their article preprints?
  • What preprint servers are available for my discipline?
  • Will [Journal] accept article submissions that were posted to a preprint server?

 

More below the jump

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IEEE Xplore and VPN – How to Fix Your Access

Update: All UCSD IPv6 ranges have been added to our IEEE Xplore subscription.

Posted On: October 25, 2017 Campus added on some additional numbers to the IPv6 range for VPN recently and IEEE Xplore doesn’t yet have those ranges included with our subscription to Xplore.
The temporary solution is to disable IPv6 on your laptop or home computer following the instructions from Indiana University at https://kb.iu.edu/d/aqig.

We expect IEEE to have our expanded UCSD rangees of IPv6 added within a week; then you can restore your settings on your home computer and laptop.

Need more help? Contact dkegel at ucsd dot edu or 858 534-1215.

 

OA Week – Open Access, ResearchGate, and Take Down Notices

Posted On: October 25, 2017

Last week the American Chemical Society announced they were sending take down notices (TDNs) to ResearchGate to remove ACS journal articles that authors have posted to ResearchGate. Here is the message ACS sent to their authors, including those at UC San Diego.

Articles that were published under ACS’ AuthorChoice with a CC-BY license are not subject to the TDNs and can be posted to ResearchGate (or reposted if taken down in error).

Here’s some background on the issues between ResearchGate and the journal publishers. ACS will not be the only publisher to send TDNs. The American Anthropological Association recently sent a letter to their members asking them to remove copies of their articles from ResearchGate and Academia.edu, adding that Wiley would be sending a TDN to ResearchGate.

We know many UC San Diego researchers use ResearchGate to collaborate and share information.  However, most of the publisher agreements you sign do specify that the publisher PDF versions of articles should not be posted online.

But you can upload your final accepted manuscripts into eScholarship, and then post those links into ResearchGate. The eScholarship versions of your articles are stable, and are legally free to the world to read. Depositing into eScholarship also meets the “open access repository” criterion of the UC Open Access Policies, while ResearchGate is NOT an open access repository.

Please contact Scholarly Communications Librarian Allegra Swift (scholcomm@ucsd.edu) if you have any questions the UC Open Access Policies and/or depositing your articles into eScholarship.

Lecture by Vikram Chandra, author of The Geek Sublime, Thursday, October 26

Posted On: October 24, 2017

Vikram Chandra  (UC Berkeley English Department) and author of “The Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty”  will lecture Thursday October 26th followed by a round table discussion with Lilly Irani, (Communication Dept), Shayan Mookherjea (Electrical & Computer Engineering Department), and Sanjay Nigam (School of Medicine).  This is co-sponsored with Science Studies, the Warren College Writing Program, and the Marshall College Dimensions of Culture Program, with support of the Indira Foundation.   Join us in the Seuss Room, Geisel Library, from 4-6 pm.

From the description of his book:
Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary book he returns to his early days as a writer, when he was beginning Red Earth and Pouring Rain, and looks at the connections between these two worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style just as writers are but do the words mean the same thing to both? And is it a coincidence that Chandra is drawn to two seemingly opposing ways of thinking? To answer his questions, Chandra delves into the writings of Abhinavagupta, the tenth- and eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker, and creates an idiosyncratic history of coding.

OA Week – How UC San Diego Library Supports Open Access

Posted On: October 24, 2017

Here are four key ways the UC San Diego Library (and UC Libraries as a whole) supports open access for faculty, students and staff. Please contact Allegra Swift, our Scholarly Communications Librarian, if you would like more information about any of these or need further assistance. Contact: scholcomm@ucsd.edu.

  • Financial Support for Publishing Scholarly Monographs with UC Press/Luminos
  • APC Discounts/Waivers to Publish in Full or Hybrid Open Access Journals
  • Supporting Open Access Monographs with Knowledge Unlatched
  • UC Open Access Policies and Support for Depositing Articles into eScholarship

Details on each are below the jump.

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It’s International Open Access Week, Oct. 23-29!

Posted On: October 23, 2017

Today kicks off  International Open Access Week! The UC San Diego Library is joining the conversation about the importance of openly available scholarship by sharing Open Access tools, news, and advocacy opportunities in order to actively support the full scholarly communication lifecycle.

Open In Order to Reuse!

We are kicking off #OAWeek with opportunities to learn more about Open Access, tools to facilitate and share your research as widely as possible, and actions to take to influence policy to safeguard public access to research and scholarship. 

What is Open Access?  Read more…

Take-a-Break Midterm De-stressors

Posted On: October 23, 2017

Join your friends, make new ones, or come alone to Geisel’s East Commons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during Weeks 4, 5, and 6 for our Midterms Take-A-Break activities. Take a break from studying and tests to build, color, create, and play. See details below. Events run from 4-6pm daily.

Germs Are Your Friends, Top UC San Diego Scientist Shares the Dirt

Posted On: October 17, 2017

A noted scholar and a world-leader in microbiome research, Rob Knight, Ph.D. will take guests inside the human body and share the dirt on the microbiome, the focus of his new book, published in June 2017. On Tuesday, October 24, Knight will discuss Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room. The UC San Diego Library talk is free to attend and open to the public. A reception and a book signing with Dr. Knight will follow. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event from the UC San Diego Bookstore. Click here to RSVP.

Until recently, the human microbiome was virtually unheard of, but now it’s drawn all kinds of attention and has become the latest buzz word in medicine. Knight, director of the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (part of the White House’s National Microbiome Initiative), has found with the help of other researchers that the bacteria living in and on our bodies are critical contributors to human and environmental health. At his October 24 talk, Knight will discuss how those microbes are far from the freeloaders they were once thought to be. On the contrary, they help us digest, process nutrients, and are constantly interacting with—and helping shape—our immune systems.  Read more…

Upcoming Library Workshops – Research Databases & Managing References

Posted On: October 12, 2017

 

The UC San Diego Library is offering a large selection of workshops this Fall for all UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff. All workshops are free. For more information on how to register, click here.

***Search Series – Library Databases and Search Tools***

PubMed: The Basics
Wed, Nov 8, noon – 1:30 pm

PubMed: Beyond the Essentials
Wed, Nov 15, noon – 1:30 pm

***Information Management Series***

Zotero
Wed, Oct 18, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Zotero – Drop-in Clinic
Wed, Oct 18, noon – 12:30 pm

EndNote Online
Mon, Nov 6, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Mendeley
Tues, Nov 14, 10:00 – 11:30 am

EndNote Desktop
Thur, Dec 7, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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