“ArchiveGrid is both a discovery system for an aggregation for archival collection descriptions, and a research sandbox, where we can experiment with both tightly and loosely structured data, and also try out interface design and emerging technologies. The ArchiveGrid team has done a lot in 2012….”
George Mason University Launches World’s First MOOC in Social Entrepreneurship
EuroVoc is a multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU. ontology-based thesaurus management and semantic web technologies
PMC has launched PubReader, a designed particularly for enhancing the readability of PMC journal articles on tablet and other small screen devices, PubReader can also be used on desktops and laptops and from multiple web browsers.
“The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) is ahead of all the new IITs achieving 100 per cent faculty recruitment while all others suffer from faculty shortage ranging from 35 to 53 per cent.
“We made a conscious effort to fill up the posts as IITs are known by their faculty. It doesn’t mean that we recruited whoever applied. Quality is always the prime parameter for us,” the IIT-H Director, Professor. U.B. Desai said.
“IT industry and several scientific and research institutions that can complement research interests of the faculty is making them opt for Hyderabad,” said a professor. “Other new IITs lack such appeal.”
Prof. Desai says that he would like to have more faculty in the Computer Science department, but agrees that there is a severe shortage of qualified candidates across the world in that stream.
“The construction work is picking up pace and we hope to shift to the new campus partially by December 2013,” Prof. Desai said.
Source : The Hindu (dated 12/12/12)
Source : India Today
Mendeley announced the launch of a new “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” (WYSIWYG) citation style editor that will enable users to format citation styles and then contribute them to an open repository where they can be reused by other academics.
Produced in collaboration with Columbia University Libraries with the support of a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the new editor was developed in response to frequent requests on Mendeley’s user feedback board.
Source :Mendeley website
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- DOE Information Systems – www.scienceaccelerator.gov Federated search covering Department of Energy related research, articles and conference proceedings
- Science Gov – www.science.gov Searches over 50 U.S. Government science-related databases and websites
- Scirus — www.scirus.com Maintained by Elsevier, this federated search covers journals and science related materials from the web
- WorldWideScience.Org — www.worldwidescience.org/about.html Federated search developed by the Department of Energy that covers national and international government science resources
Major Science Publisher Open Access Initiatives
- Wiley Open Access — www.wileyopenaccess.com
- Elsevier Science Direct – www.sciencedirect.com Open access journals are mixed in with subscription titles.
- Springer Open – www.springeropen.com/journals
- BioMed Central — www.biomedcentral.com/journals/bysubject Publisher of 220 open access peer-reviewed science, technology and medicine journals.
- Directory of Open Access Journals — www.doaj.org Focus on scientific journals using quality-controlled measures—somewhat spotty but decent international coverage
- HighWire — www.highwire.stanford.edu Publishers of 1700+ peer-reviewed science journals—older content is frequently open access
- Public Library of Science – www.plos.org Advocacy organization and publisher of 7 high quality peer-reviewed open access journals
Subject Specific Resources
- Agricola– www.agricola.nal.usda.gov Agriculture and agriculture-related database from the USDA
- arXiv– www.arxiv.org arXiv provides open access to nearly 800,000 e-prints in the area of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
- CiteSeer — www.citeseer.ist.psu.edu Digital library and search engine focused on computer and information science.
- Defense Technical Information Center — www.dtic.mil/dtic A searchable repository for all publicly accessible DOD science and technical research.
- Popline — www.popline.org Database covering family planning and reproductive health with excellent international coverage.
- PubChem –– www.pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov The 3 databases in PubChem provide information on the biological activities of small molecules.
- PubMed – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and on-line books. Free full text is linked to when available.
- Toxnet — www.toxnet.nlm.nih.gov From the United States National Library of Medicine databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.
- TRID — www.trid.trb.org Transportation-related research covering 940,000 records of transportation research worldwide.
- UBio — www.ubio.org/index.php?pagename=home Universal Biological Indexer and Organizer uses names and taxonomic intelligence about organisms
Source: SLA Open Access science resources
Antibodypedia, a searchable online database of publicly available antibodies hosted in collaboration with Nature Publishing Group (NPG). catalogues more than 500,000 individual antibodies, which collectively detect 88% of the proteins encoded by the human genome. Antibodypedia also holds the results of nearly 145,000 experiments performed with these antibodies, as well as 32,000 links to publications related to their use.
Antibodypedia is a free, open-access, and growing resource for data and commentary on antibodies from both commercial and academic providers. The database’s antigen-centric structure allows users to compare the properties of a range of antibodies detecting a particular target. Antibodies are ranked according to their spectrum of efficacy, with peer-reviewed user data contributing to their rankings such that the scoring system recapitulates the community’s preferences.