Entries for April 2006
April 30, 2006
Online Seminars Offer Tips on Searching IEEE Digital Library
Learn to better use one of Case's Library Resources, IEEE Xplore.
Users of IEEE online technical information who are looking to improve their research skills may benefit from attending an online "Searching with IEEE Xplore" seminar. Event dates for April and May have been announced. IEEE hosts regularly scheduled online seminars and training events, which are free to all. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. To sign up, visit: www.ieee.org/products/onlinepubs/form/free_training_form.html.
Categories: Computer Science Databases, Publishers, & Vendor Updates Engineering General Announcements Kelvin Smith Library
April 27, 2006
Journal@rchive - Electronic Archive Initiative
Journal@rchive is an archive site of J-STAGE operated by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). On Journal@rchive, academic journals scanned through the Electronic Archive Initiative are released from their first issues, including those issued in the 19th century. The Initiative commenced by JST in FY2005 aiming at two goals: (1) to preserve of academic heritages of Japan, and (2) to further promote worldwide distribution of Japanese research results.
In order to maintain and develop Japan's science and technology research at an international level, it is important to disseminate outstanding research and development results to the world instantaneously. To that end, it is important to computerize bulletins of academic societies and research papers that are currently appeared on paper by user organizations and release them to the appearance on the Internet.
In order to support the information transmission function of user organizations, the "Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic" (J-STAGE), developed by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), set up the hardware and software necessary for electronic journal release within JST to provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By taking advantage of the hardware and software, the user organizations are able to computerize bulletins of academic societies and research papers currently appeared with ease and at low cost. Computerrized documents can be accessed from anywhere in the world with this system. This project also links up with the National Institute of Informatics (formerly the Ministry of Education National Center for Science Information Systems (NACSIS)).
Categories: Applied Sciences Databases, Publishers, & Vendor Updates Engineering News from the Field Open Access Science and Technology Scientific Publishing & Data
April 26, 2006
Me & Web 2.0
I guess this is an extension of my earlier introduction.
Since I am sure we are all at different levels of technology usage and knowledge, I thought I would post about my technology usage.
I am high on anything that will increase my productivity while supporting mobility. I have two offices on my campus, one in the main library and one in the School of Engineering, and I also drive about 80 miles per day. At work, I rely solely on a laptop. As our campus is totally wireless and I have docking stations in both offices, I can basically work from anywhere that is needed. I will often travel to faculty offices or student study areas to assist or instruction in research, and I can conveniently take my "whole" office with me. I also use a Dell Axim X50v handheld that supports wireless access, email, video, various applications, etc. I can throw it in my pocket and access the library catalog from within the stacks, listen to music while wlaking across campus, or access an urgent email to share with others during a meeting. I love my Axim.
My university supports both a blog system and wiki. I do maintain a work-related weblog (e3 Information Overload, E-resources for Engineering Education) that highlights resources or issues relevant to science and engineering faculty and students. I also add content to other library blogs within my organization, a Reference Weblog and general library news Weblog. The library offers various RSS feeds. I do not participate as much in the wiki, as I have not learned the editing structure yet and it is not straight forward from a user perspective.
I use Pluck to read RSS feeds as it offers the ability to go back and forth from an application on my computer to web-based access as needed. I look forward to seeing how BlogBridge compares. I am also experimenting with Attensa as it work with Microsoft Office.
Categories: ALA Blog: Are You 2.0 Yet L2 Project Libraries & Librarianship Library 2.0 My Experiences RSS & Readers Web 2.0 Wiki
EECS Professor Awarded $1.2 Million for Bioinformatics Research
Jing Li, an assistant professor with the electrical engineering and computer science department, was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 grant for approximately $1.2 million to be used for interdisciplinary research in bioinformatics and computational biology.
(Source: Case Daily, April, 20, 2006.)
Categories: Applied Sciences Biological Sciences Case Awards, News, or Publications Computer Science Engineering Medicine & Healthcare
Minority Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Increasing the Success of Minority Students in Science and Technology by the American Council on Education (ACE) on April, 3, 2006
African American and Hispanic students begin college interested in majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at rates similar to those of white and Asian-American students, and persist in these fields through their third year of study, but do not earn their bachelor’s degrees at the same rate as their peers, according to a new analysis conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE).See full press release for more data.
(Originally shared on the Curious Cat Science & Engineering Blog on April, 21, 2006.)
Founded in 1918, the American Council on Education (ACE) is the nation's unifying voice for higher education. ACE serves as a consensus leader on key higher education issues and seeks to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. See more at About ACE.
Categories: Applied Sciences Education Engineering Mathematics & Statistics News from the Field Science and Technology
April 25, 2006
Future of Libraries & Web 2.0
My library started a Reading Club for the employees as a way to supplement professional development and leisure activities. We will meet once a month for boxed lunches and sweets. We plan on alternating between novels and professional articles.
For our first meeting, we discussed The Future of Libraries, Beginning the Great Transformation by Thomas Frey (The DaVinci Institute) and What is Web 2.0 by Tim O'Reilly. We only minimally touched on the Web 2.0 article as we ran out of time.
If you are not familiar with the Future of Libraries article, it proposes 10 trends that will drastically change libraries in the next 50 years. It does make some futurist predictions, such that books and literacy will be dead in 50 years. As a group, we thought the timelines were very debatable, and wondering why the author made some of his statements. Frey provided little justification in his predictions, so our discussions went all over the place. Frey's recommendations may be considered reminders for future thinking libraries, as some libraries do many of these things already.
Categories: Blog: Are You 2.0 Yet Case Libraries Kelvin Smith Library Libraries & Librarianship Library 2.0 Library Users My Experiences Web 2.0
OhioLINK Joins Google's Summer of Code
From the OhioLINK announcement:
Are you a coder? Then check out Google's Summer of Code, a program designed to inspire young developers and provide students in computer science and related fields the opportunity to do work related to their academic pursuits during the summer, and to support existing open source projects and organizations. OhioLINK is pleased to participate in the Summer of Code program again this year as a mentoring organization.
If your application for the Summer of Code is accepted, you will receive a $4500 award ($500 to get started and $4000 once the project is completed). In addition, the mentoring organization will receive $500 for each student developer that completes a project.
OhioLINK has a page on the Digital Resource Commons development site which describes our participation and projects; take a look, augment or add your own (feel free to read the project documentation through the Wiki link above and suggest other ideas), and apply to participate beginning May 1st. Questions about the program? Take a look at Google's participant FAQ.
Categories: Blog: e3 Information Overload Case Libraries Computer Science Computers, Software, & the Internet Databases, Publishers, & Vendor Updates Engineering General Announcements Internet Tools OhioLINK Search Engines Web 2.0
April 24, 2006
Take an "Open Book" Quiz to win a Video iPod
Take the Knovel University Challenge!
Take an "Open Book" Quiz...Knovel Style! You Could Win a 30G Video iPod! Answer all 5 questions on the entry correctly and you could win a 30G Video iPod! (Hint: Use www.knovel.com!)
Only complete entries will be eligible to win. This contest is open to current students in all schools with trials and subscriptions to the Knovel Service. One entry per person. The contest starts today, 4/19/06. You have until (midnight) Wednesday, May 31 to submit your answers and contact information (full name, school, mailing address, email address, and time to complete) via the link at www.info.knovel.com/ipod/.
All entries with a total of 5 correct answers will be placed into a random drawing for the 30G Video iPod, which will take place on June 1, 2006. The Prize will be awarded to one entrant in the US, one entrant in Asia, one entrant in Europe and one entrant in all other regions. All winners must present correct answers to all 5 quiz questions.
The winners will be contacted by Knovel Corporation.
Case does subscribe to Knovel, so use this as a chance to explore what you are missing.
Categories: Applied Sciences Databases, Publishers, & Vendor Updates Engineering General Announcements Kelvin Smith Library Podcasts Science and Technology
April 21, 2006
Google Search Tips
Here are various Google tips to assist in your research:
To put more emphasis on one of the words in your search results, repeat the word in the search.
Two periods between two numbers is like typing all the numbers into the search box. This would be very helpful when searching for entries in a range of years.
Google will provide a definition by using the search "define:word". For example, "define: nanotechnology" will result in various definitions. Of course, the results must be analyzed by the user to determine accuracy.
CALCULATOR & CONVERTER
The Google search box is a calculator--try typing 2+2. Even better, it's a converter--try 10kg in lbs. It does monetary conversions, too (with a disclaimer).
A tilde (~) in front of a word in your search tells Google that you also want to search for synonyms. For example, "tire" brings up 104 million entries, but "~tire" increases the results to 414 million. The results now include words such as "tyre" (the British spelling). Becareful and update your search as needed, because "rubber" was also included which might have nothing to do with your information need.
Categories: Computers, Software, & the Internet Internet Tools
April 20, 2006
Open J-Gate - Another Open Access Database
Open J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain. Launched in 2006, Open J-Gate is the contribution of Informatics (India) Ltd to promote OAI. Open J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online. Open J-Gate is also a database of journal literature, indexed from 3000+ open access journals, with links to full text at Publisher sites.
See About Open J-Gate for more information.
Categories: Open Access Scientific Publishing & Data
April 18, 2006
BioMed Central Journals Have RSS Feeds
BioMed Central offers RSS feeds for each of their journals.
BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. Read more here...
Categories: Alerting Services Applied Sciences Biological Sciences Biomedical Engineering Current Awareness Databases, Publishers, & Vendor Updates Engineering Medicine & Healthcare News from the Field Open Access RSS & Readers Science and Technology Scientific Publishing & Data
Case Professor Awarded - Anne Hiltner
From the Case Daily (April 14, 2006):
Anne Hiltner, the Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Engineering in macromolecular science and engineering, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society.
Categories: Case Awards, News, or Publications Engineering News from the Field Professional Associations & Societies
April 17, 2006
Indian Institute of Astrophysics Repository
Indian Institute of Astrophysics Repository is the digital repository of publications of Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India, developed to capture, disseminate and preserve research publications of IIAP. You can search, browse and access full text of these publications from the repository. This Repository also hosts papers published in Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India.
IIAP Repository contains full text of research publications and Ph.d theses of individuals from Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore. In addition, this repository also hosts papers from the journal Bulletin of the Astronomical Society India from Vol. 1, 1973. Presently journal articles, conference papers and preprints can be submitted to this repository and we invite all the researches to send the soft copy of your papers to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will take care of uploading the papers into the repository.
Recently we have included Archival collection as another community in the repository. This Archival collection will include the various archival materials belonging to 18th,19th, & 20th century available in the Institute. These materials are in the form of hand-written manuscripts, photographs, Annual Reports and instruments and their descriptions. The full text of research publications of our directors of Madras Observatory and Kodaikanal Observatory will also be part of this archival collection.
The Indian Institute of Astrophysics is a premier national centre devoted to research in astronomy, astrophysics and related physics. It traces its origin back to an observatory set up in 1786 at Madras which from the year 1792 began to formally function at its Nungambakkam premises as the Madras Observatory. With headquarters at Bangalore, the Institute's laboratories are currently active at Kodaikanal,Kavalur, Gauribidanur,Hanle and Hosakote.
Categories: Applied Sciences Astronomy, Astrophysics, & Physics News from the Field Open Access Professional Associations & Societies Scientific Publishing & Data
New York Times - Science & Technology RSS Feeds
Categories: RSS & Readers Science and Technology
Case Professor Added to Editorial Board of Nano Publication
From the Case Daily (April 11, 2006):
Hatsuo Ishida, a professor in the department of macromolecular science and engineering, has been asked to serve as the member of editorial board for the Journal of Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites.
Categories: Case Awards, News, or Publications Databases, Publishers, & Vendor Updates Engineering
April 15, 2006
American Chemical Society Journals - RSS Feeds
Each of the American Chemical Society journals offer RSS feeds that include their Articles ASAP and complete Table of Contents.
Categories: Alerting Services Applied Sciences Chemical Engineering Chemistry & Chemicals Current Awareness Databases, Publishers, & Vendor Updates Engineering Materials Science RSS & Readers Science and Technology
April 14, 2006
The Library of Congress: Webcasts
The Library of Congress has made over 300 webcasts available in a variety of topics. The site includes talks, discussions, and conferences, plus webcasts from the National Book Festival. Subject categories include biography & history, culture & performing arts, education, government, poetry & literature, religion, and science & technology.
Examples of science & technology webcasts include:
- Got Game
- Chemical Warfare from WWI to Al-Qaeda
- Dawn of the Space Age
- Science, Ethics and the Law
- Cutting Edge Research
(Originally highlighted by The Scout Report, January 27, 2006 - Volume 12, Number 4)
Categories: Applied Sciences Engineering Government News & Resources History of Science Libraries & Librarianship Podcasts Science and Technology
Patent Search Guides
From Michael White:
Both guides are based on the laminated "quick study" guides sold in college bookstores and shops. The classes by title guide is simply an alphabetical list of current US classes. The group symbols that appear after each title are based on the placement of the class or its subclasses in the "Classes Within the U.S. Patent Classification Arranged by Related Subjects," which is part of the manual of Classification. Cross-reference classes are also noted.
The patent number guide is compiled from many sources including the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, USPTO web site, WIPO standards, Official Gazette and National Archives publications.
April 13, 2006
FreeMind - Free Mind Mapping Software
SourceForge.net highlighted FreeMind as its February 2006 Project of the Month. FreeMind is mind-mapping software, or a tree editor. With it, you can create foldable trees of plain text notes, enriched with colors, icons, cloud-shapes, and other graphics. Folding and breadth-width search make it valuable as a knowledge base tool.
SourceForge.net is the world's largest Open Source software development web site, hosting more than 100,000 projects and over 1,000,000 registered users with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code. SourceForge.net has the largest repository of Open Source code and applications available on the Internet, and hosts more Open Source development products than any other site or network worldwide. SourceForge.net provides a wide variety of services to projects we host, and to the Open Source community. See more here...
Categories: Computer Science Computers, Software, & the Internet Engineering Internet Tools Open Access Scientific Publishing & Data
Track Biomedical Papers Being Discussed by Bloggers
Postgenomic collates posts from life science blogs and then does useful and interesting things with that data. For example, you can see which papers are currently being discussed by neurologists, or which web pages are being linked to by bioinformaticians. It's sort of like a hot papers meeting with the entire biomed blogging community.
A RSS feed is available to track the "Posts of the day", "Current hot stories", or "Current hot papers".
Postgenomic aggregates posts from life science blogs and then does useful and interesting things with that data.
For example, it allows you to get an instant picture of which web sites are being heavily linked to by researchers in the medical sciences, or which papers are being cited or reviewed most often by bioinformaticians, or which buzzwords are being used the most frequently by evolutionary biologists.
It's sort of like a hot papers meeting with the entire biomed blogging community.
Postgenomic's primary purpose is to act as a central repository for reviews of scientific papers and for conference reports. You can help with this by adding some very simple semantic markup to your blog posts when you write a review of a paper. In this context a "review" isn't necessarily a particularly long or critical assessment of the paper (though it could be): it's simply any information that other researchers might find useful.
(Originally shared on the Science Library Pad, March 3, 2006)
Categories: Applied Sciences Biological Sciences Biomedical Engineering Current Awareness Engineering Medicine & Healthcare RSS & Readers Scientific Publishing & Data
April 12, 2006
Government Investigation of Internet Search Engines - Poll Results
A recent poll on Government Investigation of Internet Search Engines by the University of Connecticut has some interesting results. The numbers that stood out the most included that 60% oppose companies permanently storing the search behaviors of their users, and 80% reported searching for web sites they would not want others to know about. See the press release for more information.
(Originally shared on SearchEngineWatch, Feb. 23, 2006.)
Categories: Computers, Software, & the Internet Internet Tools
Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
The Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (ISSN: 1931-1532) consists of selected articles recently published in OSA's peer-reviewed journals. For the virtual journal, biomedical optics is considered to include research involving the interface between light and medicine or biology. Articles are selected by the editor, Dr. Gregory W. Faris, on the basis of relevancy using OCIS codes and abstract keywords.
Each issue comprises articles published in the source journals during the previous month. Thus the February virtual journal issue features articles originally published in January. Additional content such as editorials, meeting announcements, tutorials and reviews, and articles from other publications will also be solicited and published as the virtual journal expands its scope over time.
Citations to articles in the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics should be made to the original source journals.
Founded in 1916, the Optical Society of America (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational. Read more at...
Categories: Applied Sciences Astronomy, Astrophysics, & Physics Biological Sciences Biomedical Engineering Databases, Publishers, & Vendor Updates Engineering Scientific Publishing & Data
Is Open Source Increasing?
Steve Hardin in The Open Source Movement Gains Ground (Bulletin, February/March 2006, American Society for Information Science and Technology) highlighted the opening plenary session of the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology conducted by Matthew J. Szulik, chair, CEO and president of Red Hat.
People who work for Red Hat are doing so because they have the opportunity to see their work improve society. They’ve challenged the notion of “product.” They view software as a service.(Originally shared on ResourceShelf, March 1, 2006)
Categories: Computer Science Computers, Software, & the Internet Engineering Intellectual Property Internet Tools News from the Field
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.
(Originally shared on Quick Picks, March 20, 2006.)
Categories: Libraries & Librarianship Open Access Scientific Publishing & Data
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
- 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"
Categories: Applied Sciences Biological Sciences Biomedical Engineering Case Awards, News, or Publications Conferences Engineering Materials Science Medicine & Healthcare News from the Field
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.
Categories: Case Awards, News, or Publications Engineering Materials Science
Medical Information Day
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.)
Categories: Applied Sciences Biological Sciences General Announcements Libraries & Librarianship Medicine & Healthcare
April 10, 2006
Investing In Nanotechnology
NanoFocus from Chemical & Engineering News (February 24, 2006) highlighted the increase in funding towards nanotechnology in 2006. Investing In Nanotechnology by Ann M. Thayer shared various measures of R&D investing, such as:
- $18 billion worldwide into nanotechnology between 1997 and 2005, and $6 billion estimated in 2006 alone
- From 1995-2005, there have been 258 investments in 143 start-ups spread across 13 countries, but only 9% have been acquired or gone public
- 83% of the small nanotech companies are still operating, 8% are “dead or in danger”
Categories: Applied Sciences Chemistry & Chemicals Engineering Materials Science Nanotechnology Nanotechnology News from the Field
Space Shuttle Program's Future
Looking for more information on the Shuttle Program? Try:
NASA’s Space Shuttle Program: The Columbia Tragedy, the Discovery Mission, and the Future of the Shuttle (in PDF)
Marcia S. Smith - Resources, Science, and Industry Division
Updated January 4, 2006
On August 9, 2005, the space shuttle Discovery successfully completed the first of two “Return to Flight” (RTF) missions — STS-114. It was the first shuttle launch since the February 1, 2003, Columbia tragedy. NASA announced on July 27, 2005, the day after STS-114’s launch, that a second RTF mission would be indefinitely postponed because of a problem that occurred during Discovery’s launch that is similar to what led to the loss of Columbia. The next launch is currently expected some time in 2006. This report discusses the Columbia tragedy, the Discovery mission, and issues for Congress regarding the future of the shuttle.
Categories: Aerospace Engineering Engineering Government News & Resources Mechanical Engineering News from the Field
April 08, 2006
Wikipedia versus Encyclopedia Britannica
Encylopedia Britannica has struck back at the Nature study described below. The 20-page PDF points out all the inaccuracies in the study.
On December 15, 2005, BBC News discussed the research conducted by the British journal Nature (v.438, pages 900-901, December 15, 2005) that looked at the accuracy of Wikipedia versus the Encyclopedia Britannica. The article, called Wikipedia Survives Research Test, specifically focused on the accuracy as it relates to scientific entries. The reviewers looked at articles from both sources, but were not told of their origin.
- 4 major conceptual errors were found in each
- Factual errors, omissions or misleading statements: 162 in Wikipedia and 123 in Britannica
- Reviewers found that Wikipedia entries were often poorly structured and confused
For the Case community:
The Nature article can be accessed directly.
The Encyclopedia Britannica Online is also available.
April 07, 2006
Science Magazine Offers RSS Feed
Categories: Applied Sciences News from the Field Podcasts RSS & Readers Science and Technology
April 06, 2006
MacRAE'S BLUE BOOK - Industrial Directory
MacRAE'S BLUE BOOK at www.MacRaesBlueBook.com is now the new destination for YELLOWPAGES.COM Industrial Directory users, delivering improved features that make it easy for industrial buyers to connect with the more than 200,000 verified MacRAE'S manufacturers and distributors.
Every week over 150,000 visitors take advantage of www.MacRaesBlueBook.com's easy-to-use design by viewing in-depth advertiser information, conducting detailed searches of the more than 1,500,000 product listings that MacRAE'S companies are listed under and initiating RFQ's using the built-in RFQ feature.
The cornerstone of the visitors' on-line experience is the site's top quality information. Every year the entire MacRAE'S database of manufacturers, exporters, distributors and service companies is updated using the industry's most respected quality assurance manual checks to ensure that all company profiles are complete, accurate and timely.
Categories: Databases, Publishers, & Vendor Updates Industry News from the Field
April 05, 2006
Scientific Publishing, the Internet, & Copyright
Andrew Kantor (USA Today, 3/23/2006) highlighted the major issues facing scientific publishing and the role the Internet has played.
Lets look further at the state of scientific publishing...
First, the procedure of traditional publishing is flawed from the eyes of libraries. An author freely gives their article to a publisher, and the publishers sells it at a profit. The author's library than purchases the content that was originally available within the organization. The author may have signed over full rights of the article to the publisher, thus the library has to pay for something that should have been available internally for free.
What advantages are provided by traditional publications? Basically, you are looking at name recognition and a system of distribution. I think it is fairly obvious how the Internet is changing those systems.
Kantor looks at several changes that are developing already. For example, the open access publishing movement, as demonstrated by the Public Library of Science.
Coming across this article was perfect timing. Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Management Center just spoke at the Kelvin Smith Library on Tuesday, April 4th. He expressed how copyright laws are driven by international pressures, money, and many other factors. He pushed hard for authors to manage their copyright rights in order to meet the needs of their organizations and themselves well into the future. It is the one time, during author to publisher negotiations, that publishers can be convinced to change their ways.
(Originally shared on Open Access News, March 23, 2006)
Categories: Computers, Software, & the Internet Copyright General Announcements Intellectual Property Kelvin Smith Library Open Access Scientific Publishing & Data
April 04, 2006
On April 5 and 6, 2006, hundreds of scientists and scholars will come together for two days of collaboration, creativity, and innovation. From real-world applications to critical insights to creative and intellectual activities, Research ShowCASE highlights the full range of faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate research at Case.
The Kelvin Smith Library will be well represented as well. Stop by Booth #262 to learn more about the Engineering Reading Room, Freedman Center, and the Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data (CSGD). Linda Canatara (Head of Digital Library Initiatives & Metadata) in Booth #258 will be presenting ETANA-DL: An Archaeological Digital Library and the Semantic Web.
Categories: Case Awards, News, or Publications Engineering Reading Room (Nord Hall 509) General Announcements Kelvin Smith Library
Web 2.0 Mashup Matrix
If you are looking to develop some new web applications or are looking to take advantage of some current mashups, you have to check out the Web 2.0 Mashup Matrix or the Web 2.0 Mashup Center (database) on Programmable Web.
(Originally shared on Snarkmarket, March 24, 2006)
Categories: Computer Science Computers, Software, & the Internet Engineering Internet Tools RSS & Readers Wiki
April 03, 2006
Ask a Librarian in the Case Forum
Several librarians from the Kelvin Smith Library have set up an Ask a Librarian forum on the Case Forum system. If you have a question that you think other Case faculty and students might benefit from the answer, share it in the forum. You need to login into the forum with your Case network ID, but you still can post anonymously.
Of course, the traditional communication methods (email, telephone, & online chat) are still available.