Archive for the ‘Open Access’ Category
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Presenter: Esther Dell, Associate Librarian, Interlibrary Loan, George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Penn State Hershey
Date: November 12, 2013
Summary: Librarians, along with the people we serve, are users and creators of copyrighted materials on a regular basis. This is also an area where there are mostly questions and very few straight-forward answers. During this session, Esther will review some copyright basics and share how we, as librarians, can be good copyright citizens. She will also suggest helpful resources she has collected over time.
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
We are pleased to announce that today the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum site is live at http://library.umassmed.edu/necdmc.
The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum offers openly available materials that librarians can use to teach research data management best practices to students in the sciences, health sciences and engineering fields, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The materials in the curriculum are openly available, with lecture notes and slide presentations that librarians teaching RDM can customize for their particular audiences. The curriculum also has a database of real life research cases that can be integrated into the curriculum to address discipline specific data management topics.
The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) project has been led by the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region.
The Lamar Soutter Library developed the Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum (See http://library.umassmed.edu/data_management_frameworks.pdf) with Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2011. Over the past year the Soutter Library has partnered with librarians from Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Northeastern, and the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to fully develop the curriculum’s lecture content, readings, activities, and slide presentations.
Some libraries will be piloting the curriculum at their institutions and conducting evaluations with students of the learning modules. If you are teaching or plan to teach RDM, we invite you to pilot the NECDMC. If you are interested in being a pilot partner, please contact Donna Kafel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elaine Martin, DA, PI, Editor-in-Chief
Andrew Creamer, M Ed, MSLIS, NECDMC Project Coordinator
Donna Kafel, RN, MLIS, NECDMC Project Coordinator
Lamar Soutter Library
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave. North
Worcester, MA 01655
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
This report is the result of a research study commissioned by both the Financial Times and the Special Libraries Association (SLA), to explore the evolving value of information management in today’s society.
The evolving value of information management – And the five essential attributes of the modern information professional.
Once the custodians of dusty paper libraries, today’s information professionals work with digital tools in virtual repositories. This report explores the challenges and opportunities of this modern day knowledge specialist, working in times of widespread budget austerity, while evolving the value they provide to organizations.
There are many proprietary databases and resources that no one can access except members or librarians. The important concept to get across to administrators is that they do not know what they do not know,” explains an information professional in the healthcare sector. “I am concerned that healthcare will be a disaster if physicians using Google searches, even PubMed, will use only what they find and think it is the most evidence-based quality material available.” Many in other sectors share similar concerns.
Monday, November 4th, 2013
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:
Monday, November 4th, 2013
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:
Monday, October 28th, 2013
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 (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) with any questions.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Dear Network Members:
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
Friday, September 20th, 2013
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.
View online here<http://sensenbrenner.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=350400>.
Rep. Sensenbrenner (WI-05)
Office | 202-225-5101
Direct | 202- 225-9201
Friday, September 13th, 2013
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.
Saturday, July 20th, 2013