Did you miss a paper talk? Do you want more details on one of the posters?
PDFs of papers and posters presented at MAC 2013 are now available:
Archive for the ‘Open Access’ Category
Did you miss a paper talk? Do you want more details on one of the posters?
The Shelley-Godwin Archive is now online with digitized manuscripts of Percy and Mary Shelley, as well as Mary Shelley’s parents (England’s “first family of literature”).
This page is particularly interesting, describing all the viewing options that are available:
As a way of raising awareness and stimulating thinking about the potential for new uses of research data and information, the US National Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and Information (which I currently co-chair), has issued an open challenge for exemplary projects. The announcement is below. I hope that there will be some great submissions from members of the CNI community.
The National Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI; http://www.nas.edu/brdi) announces an open challenge to increase awareness of current issues and opportunities in research data and information. These issues include, but are not limited to, accessibility, integration, searchability, reuse, sustainability, perceived versus real value and reproducibility.
A Letter of Intent is requested by December 1, 2013 and the deadline for final entries is May 15, 2014.
Awardees will be invited to present their projects at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC as part of a symposium of the regularly scheduled Board of Research Data and Information meeting in the latter half of 2014.
More information is available at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/brdi/PGA_085255. Please contact Cheryl Levey (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>) with any questions.
The NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) Regional Medical Library is extending an invitation for all network members to provide feedback about the strengths of our program and future directions we should take. This feedback will help us prepare for an upcoming site review from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on November 19, 2013.The goal of the site review is to:
- help NN/LM MAR and NLM understand how the Regional Medical Library is serving its network membership
- learn how NN/LM MAR can strengthen its program to meet current and emerging needs in the region, and
- gather ideas for how NLM can support the national network
To provide feedback, please click on the link below. You can answer as many questions as you want and/or provide other comments: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mar-review.
The responses from this questionnaire will be provided unedited (but without names attached) to those involved in the site review, specifically the site review team along with staff from NN/LM MAR and NLM. These responses may also be included in the site team’s written report, which is made available to NN/LM MAR staff. NN/LM MAR in turn, may decide to share the site review report with advisors or advisory groups such as our Regional Advisory Committee.
Your responses are very important to us. So please take a few moments to send your feedback! We will be collecting feedback through October 18, 2013.
Renae Barger, Executive Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
A new piece of public access legislation has been introduced
Friday, September 20, 2013
Contact: Ben Miller
Jim Sensenbrenner and Eddie Bernice Johnson Introduce Public Access Bill
(WASHINGTON) -Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) today introduced the Public Access to Public Science (PAPS) Act<http://sensenbrenner.house.gov/uploadedfiles/public_access_bill.pdf>. This legislation would ensure public access to published materials concerning scientific research and development activities funded by federal science agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Weather Service (NWS). An embargo period is included to help balance publishers' needs with public access goals. PAPS builds on efforts by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner: "It is past time to embrace a public access policy for scientific research. Currently, scholarly journals count on taxpayers footing the bill for research on the front end and access to the results on the back end. The federal government spends over $100 billion annually on research and development, but denies adequate access to the taxpayers who fund it. This bill would ensure Americans have access to the results of their investment. Public access will also lead to less duplicative research, foster innovation, increase scientific breakthroughs and keep America on the cutting edge of science and technology. This is a pro-taxpayer, pro-science, pro-information sharing bill. And we've worked in conjunction with OSTP to ensure we are codifying the work they have done within the Science Committee's Jurisdiction."
Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson: "I want to thank Mr. Sensenbrenner for his leadership on this issue. I am delighted to join him in introducing this legislation. Public access is an important topic across the scientific enterprise, and for budding scientists, start-up companies, garage inventors, and families everywhere. Increased access and increased use of technology to enable and promote discovery across the corpus of scientific literature will advance the frontiers of science, medicine, and innovation across all sectors of our economy. In 2009 and 2010, the Science, Space, and Technology Committee took a leadership role on public access, launching an open process that culminated in the 2013 OSTP guidance to all federal research agencies to develop public access plans. In codifying OSTP's guidance with this legislation, we strove to balance sometimes opposing concerns on the part of different stakeholder groups. But as with any introduced bill, this remains a work in progress.
Rep. Sensenbrenner (WI-05)
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Open Science: Driving Forces and Practical Realities
A One-Day Workshop Co-sponsored by CENDI and NFAIS
Hosted by FEDLINK at the Library of Congress
The Mumford Room, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 / 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
This one-day workshop is a must for anyone involved in managing the flow of scientific and scholarly communication. The Open Science movement has the potential to dramatically change that flow as well as the roles of all involved if the key emerging issues can be resolved. Open government, open data, and open access are all necessary but insufficient movements to make open science a reality. This workshop will explore the technical, financial, political, and social/cultural forces that are driving the movement; the key issues that may impact your organization – issues such as creator/author rights, attribution, information sharing and re-use, machine access and interoperability, preservation of the record of science, etc.; and the policies and tools that are being created to make open science a reality. Mark your calendar now to reserve the date. Registration will open September 6, 2013, to accommodate those who need to pay before the new fiscal year begins. Seating is limited so register early!
THE FOCUS OF THE DAY
John King, Vice Provost for Strategy at the University of Michigan, will open the day with an overview of the Open Science movement, why it started, how far it has come, and the practical issues that must be resolved to make it a reality. This will be followed by a session on the policies behind open science, which will include both government and researcher perspectives, and will explore the challenges any policy must address in order to catalyze a wholesale shift toward more open science at the community level.
After lunch (which will be provided), speakers from the academic and publishing communities (Drexel University, Harvard University, and Elsevier), will discuss some of the tools that have been created to support collaborative research, tools such as open notebooks, Authorea (manuscript creation software), and Mendeley. In addition, there will be a case-study panel that will highlight three open science initiatives – the Materials Genome project, Galaxy Zoo, and Mapping the Human Brain. The speakers will discuss why the projects were started and the challenges and practical issues that have had to be addressed to bring them to fruition.
The day will close with a futuristic assessment of how the open science movement may evolve and what roadblocks must be overcome for its ultimate success.
The final speakers are now being confirmed and these will be announced shortly. The day will be full of interesting presentations and discussions. Speakers have been chosen for their expertise in the subject matter to be addressed.
As the agenda firms up, it will be made available online. Online registration will open on September 6, 2013, at http://cendievents.iiaweb.com/CENDI_NFAIS_FEDLINK_11122013/index.html.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jill O’Neill Kathryn Simon
Director, Communication and Planning Administrative Coordinator, CENDI Secretariat
NFAIS c/o Information International Associates, Inc.
1518 Walnut Street, Suite 1004 104 Union Valley Road
Philadelphia, PA 19102-3403 Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(215) 893-1561 Voice (865) 298-1234 Voice
(215) 893-1564 Fax (865) 481-0390 Fax
CENDI, the Federal STI Managers Group, was formally created in 1985 when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by four charter U.S. government agencies (Commerce, Energy, NASA, and Defense). From this small core of STI managers, CENDI has grown to its current membership of 15 major science agencies involved in the dissemination and long-term management of scientific and technical information.
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™) was founded in 1958 to advance scholarly, scientific, and professional research by enabling members to examine issues of content, technology, and business models integral to their future success.
FEDLINK (http://www.loc.gov/flicc/)The mission of the Federal Library Information Network (FEDLINK) is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and to encourage efficient and effective procurement of information resources.
In case you haven’t heard: http://m.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/07/16/first-look-nextdatagov.
Biology, Medicine, Simulation & Big Data + a featured interview with Betsy L. Humphreys, Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine.
Your guide for making the most of the open access and open data mandates in medicine and the biological sciences using 472+ general and subject specific open data tools. Brought to you by “Science and Medical Libraries,” in association with Nature.com and Spektrum der Wissenschaft, the German version of Scientific American: http://www.scilogs.com/scientific_and_medical_libraries/open-data-tools-turning-data-into-actionable-intelligence/.
Presenter: Andrea Ketchum, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Location: Free, Online
Date: May 30, 2013
Description: A major change for NIH-funded researchers in July 2013 is enforcement of mandatory compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy: funding will be withheld if publications arising from that award are not in compliance. Become familiar with the NIH Public Access Policy and learn about tips and tools from the National Library of Medicine for helping NIH investigators manage compliance. Objectives include learning what manuscripts are covered by the Policy, the criteria for compliance, and the key NIH/NLM tools used by investigators to link research publications to grants.
ARL has now joined major sponsors Public Library of Science (PLOS), Wellcome Trust, and Google to launch the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP), which recognizes the use of scientific research, published through open access, that has led to innovations in any field that benefits society.
The goal of the ASAP program is to build awareness and encourage the use of open access scientific research and, through these stories, inspire greater support for open access.
“ARL’s sponsorship of ASAP signals deep support from the research library community for open access publishing and for the authors who publish in open access journals,” said Elliott Shore, ARL executive director. “Open access encourages the sharing of research and promotes innovation, activities that are central to the mission of higher education and scholarship.”
This new, innovative program recognizes individuals who have used, applied, or remixed scientific research—published through open access—to innovate and make a difference in science, medicine, business, technology, or society as a whole. Potential nominees include individuals, teams, or groups of collaborators—such as scientists, researchers, educators, social service workers, technology leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers, patient advocates, public health workers, and students—who have used scientific research in transformative ways.
Three top awards of $30,000 each will be presented. The nomination period is open from May 1 to June 15, 2013. Winners will be announced in Washington, DC, in October 2013, at an Open Access Week kickoff event hosted by SPARC and the World Bank.
The ASAP program is sponsored by 24 global organizations that value the transformative impact of applying scientific research, published through open access, to extend the reach of science and medicine.
For more information on the ASAP program, visit http://asap.plos.org/. See also the program rules at http://asap.plos.org/nominate/rules/. Follow and tweet about the ASAP program on Twitter using the hashtag #SciASAP.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.