Entries for April 11, 2006

What Researchers Need to Know about Open Access

Peter Suber in the SPARC Open Access Newsletter (Issue #94, February 2, 2006) shared his Six Things that Researchers Need to Know about Open Access.

  • What OA journals exist in your field?
  • OA journals are not the whole story of OA. There are also OA archives or repositories.
  • OA archiving only takes a few minutes.
  • Most non-OA journals allow authors to deposit their postprints in an OA repository.
  • Journals using the Ingelfinger Rule are a shrinking minority.
  • OA enlarges your audience and citation impact.
Read the full article for more details and examples.

(Originally shared on Quick Picks, March 20, 2006.)

MEMS Technology and Biomedical Applications - Conference

The Gordon Research Conference on "MEMS Technology and Biomedical Applications" will be held at Connecticut College, New London, CT during the week of June 25-30, 2006. There is an opportunity for researchers and their students to present their work at a poster session during the conference. More information about the conference, including links to registration can be found at http://www.grc.uri.edu/programs/2006/mems.htm.

Session topics include:

  • Novel BioMEMS Sensing
  • Chemical Specificity for BioMEMS Sensing
  • BioMaterials for BioMEMS
  • MEMS Technology as a Biomedical Device Platform
  • Biologically Inspired MEMS
  • Biofluidic Microsystems
  • Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Implantable MEMS Devices
  • Applications of BioMEMS in Human Health

Several Case speakers are listed, including:

  • Horst von Recum - "Activation of gene regulation by a drug delivery microchip"
  • Carlos Mastrangelo - Tentative Title: "Microfluidics chips for integrated DNA Assays"

Case Publication - John Lewandowski

On February 01, 2006, the Case Daily shared that John Lewandowski, the Leonard Case, Jr., Professor of Engineering and director of the Mechanical Characterization facility recently had his “Nature Materials’ paper selected and publicized as an Editors Choice paper in Science. In addition, it has been publicized on the Materials Research Society web site.

For the CASE community:
Various print copies of Science are available for your viewing pleasure. Various electronic access points are available as well.

Medical Information Day

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006, or 4-11, is "Medical Information Day". The observance recognizes the invaluable information and vast range of services medical librarians provide for their institutions and local communities.

Case is very lucky with the availability of medical information available to us through the Cleveland Health Sciences Library consisting of the Allen Memorial Medical Library and the Health Center Library.

(Thank you to ResourceShelf, April 9, 2006, for sharing this information.)