December 12, 2014

Open Access: First Articles Published on F1000 Research

From a F1000.com Post by Adie Chan: At the start of this year, we announced our plans to develop a new project – F1000 Research – an attempt to create a new open access, open data publishing model within biology and medicine, with open and transparent peer review. Well, we’re pleased to announce that the […]

Full Text Book Available Online (Free): “Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine”

Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine is available FREE (122 pages; PDF) and/or for $31.24 from Amazon. It was published in April. A new article in NLM In Focus provides some highlights along with comments from the editor. “If I have a gift for anything, it’s that I love to find obscure and wonderful […]

Seth MacFarlane’s Generosity Allows Library of Congress to Acquire Personal Papers of Carl Sagan

From LC: The Library of Congress has acquired the personal papers of American astronomer, astrobiologist and science communicator Carl Sagan (1934-1996). A celebrated scientist, educator, television personality and prolific author, Sagan was a consummate communicator who bridged the gap between academe and popular culture. The Sagan collection has come to the Library through the generosity […]

National Library of Medicine and National Endownment for Humanities Announce New Partnership

From NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are forming a new partnership. They will collaborate to develop initiatives that bring together scholars, scientists, librarians, doctors and cultural heritage professionals from the humanities and biomedical communities in order to share expertise and develop new research agendas. Representatives […]

Reference: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Launches New Digital Library

From the WADA Web Site: WADA has launched a new Digital Library designed to make WADA’s education and information tools more accessible to its stakeholders. The Library will assist stakeholders in developing their education programs by pin-pointing tools available for the target groups they wish to reach. Results of a survey of 597 WADA stakeholders […]

Substance Abuse Librarians Raise the Alarm as Libraries Continue to Close

From a News Release: Members of the Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS) are calling for urgent action to halt the closure of specialist libraries and databases, before valuable resources and expertise are lost forever. Since SALIS started actively campaigning against the closure of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) libraries and databases eight […]

Department of Homeland Security Joins Science.gov Alliance

From the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information: The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, has joined the Science.gov Alliance. This brings the voluntary, interagency Alliance membership to 17 organizations from 13 federal agencies. The Alliance is responsible for creating Science.gov a decade ago, and continues to govern the […]

Medical Heritage Library Awarded NEH Grant for Digitization of Historical Medical Journals

From NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is among the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) member libraries participating in a project to digitize an estimated 6,000 volumes from 200 historical American medical journal titles published between 1797 and 1923. Funding for […]

ProQuest and Elsevier Expand Agreement for Medical Publications

From ProQuest: ProQuest and Elsevier Health are expanding their relationship for licensing of the Lancet family of medical journals to include 36 additional acclaimed health science titles from Elsevier in ProQuest’s information products. The new three-year agreement enables the full text of these journals to be discovered within the context of libraries’ entire ProQuest collections. [Clip] […]

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Issues Policy Statement On Scientific Integrity and Importance of Transparent Access to Scientific Information

From the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Department of Energy: In response to the White House memorandum asking all federal agencies to establish a scientific integrity policy, Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently issued the Secretarial Policy Statement on Scientific Integrity.  In it, Secretary Chu emphasizes the importance of the “free flow of scientific […]