September 25, 2017

Projects: “EARTHSERVER: Big Earth Data at Your Fingertips Becomes a Reality”

From the European Commission: The earth sciences, like geology, oceanography and astronomy, generate vast quantities of Big Data. Yet without the right tools scientists either drown in this sea of Big Earth Data or it sits in an archive, barely used. The vision of the EARTHSERVER project is to offer researchers ‘Big Earth Data at […]

Science Reference: A New Thesaurus Created for the Astronomy Community

From IOP Publishing: The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have jointly announced the gift of a new astronomy thesaurus called the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) that will help improve future information discovery for researchers. [Our emphasis] The AAS will make the UAT freely available for […]

New Article: “Research Blogging: Indexing and Registering the Change in Science 2.0″

The following article was published on the PLOS One web site on December 12, 2012. Title Research Blogging: Indexing and Registering the Change in Science 2.0 Authors Sibele Fausto Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil Fabio A. Machado Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil Luiz Fernando J. Bento Instituto […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Research Article: “Linking Social Networking Sites to Scholarly Information Portals by ScholarLib”

Title Linking Social Networking Sites to Scholarly Information Portals by ScholarLib Authors Peter Mutschke GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Mark Thamm GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Source WebSci 2012 June 22–24, 2012, Evanston, Illinois, USA (via arXiv) Abstract Online Social Networks usually provide no or limited way to access […]