March 25, 2018

PLoS Currents Has a New Publishing Platform


From a PLOS Blog Post: We are pleased to announce that PLoS Currents has moved to a new publishing platform, offering easier interaction to all users. This innovative, online publication channel for the rapid communication of new scientific research and ideas aims to minimize delays between the generation and publication of new research [Clip] For […]

The Encyclopedia of Mathematics Open Access Wiki from Springer and European Mathematical Society Receives 500,000 Visits in First Six Months

From Today’s Announcement: In late 2011 Springer Science+Business Media and the European Mathematical Society (EMS) partnered to transform the Encyclopedia of Mathematics (EoM) into an open access wiki for the mathematics community ( In the first six months since its launch, the site has already attracted more than 500,000 visits. Originally published online in 2002 […]

Reference: USGS Enhances Real-Time Earthquake Information Pages


From a USGS Announcement: New U.S. Geological Survey webpages featuring more robust, real-time earthquake information are now available.  Whether the earthquake is minor or major, visitors will see a unique, interactive earthquake map that regularly updates, can be individually tailored, and provides saved settings for future map visits. [Clip] From the website, users can […]

Health Information Online: “Researchers Tune In to the Internet Buzz” (NLM Funded Research)

From The Wall St. Journal: Looking for medical information on Internet message boards can be risky for consumers. Some of it is confusing, misleading or downright wrong. But for medical researchers, all that chatter can yield some valuable insights. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, for example, are mining message boards and Twitter feeds to […]

STM Publishing: AIP Provides Details About Two Future Open Access Journals


From AIP: Two new open-access journals will join the distinguished ranks of publications produced by the (AIP) later this year. The journals – JAP Materials and APL Materials – will be affiliated with AIP’s two premier applied physics journals, Journal of Applied Physics (JAP) and Applied Physics Letters (APL), and will feature research on materials, […]

A New Science Tracer Bullet from Library of Congress: Economic Botany: Useful Plants and Products

New From the Science Reference Section at LC. This guide offers a systematic approach to the wide variety of published materials on the use of plants by people. Economic plants are defined as being useful either directly, as in food, or indirectly, as products we use or that enhance the environment. Plants are essential to […]

Open Access To Scientific information: Policy Guidelines Released by UNESCO

From the UNESCO Web Site: Addressing a major concern of Member States, UNESCO has released a new publication entitled Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access to demystify the concept of Open Access and provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place. [Clip] Besides strengthening capacities to adopt Open Access (OA) […]

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and Linda Hall Library Form Global Resources Partnership

From a CRL Announcement: CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology have entered into a strategic partnership to preserve and develop historical research collections in the fields of science, technology and engineering. The partnership will build upon the rich holdings of print serials in those fields assembled by the two institutions […]

Digitization Projects: Smithsonian Institution Archives Receives a Smithsonian Women’s Committee Grant to Support the Digitization of Scientific Field Books

From the News Release (PDF) The Smithsonian Institution Archives received a grant of $22,000 from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC). The award will fund two graduate paper conservation interns and two digitization interns who will work during summer 2012 to conserve and digitize original 19th and early 20th century scientific field expedition notebooks located at […]

Updated: Library of Congress: Selected Internet Resources — Cherry Blossoms

Updated and released today by Science Reference Services at the Library of Congress. Resources are Organized Into Three Categories: Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C. More Cherry Blossoms Resources from Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Macon, and Califiornia Flowering Cherry Information Direct to Selected Internet Resources — Cherry Blossoms  (via Library of Congress)