Archive for February, 2009

Biomedical Library at the Hammer, February 15- May 24

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Local artist Francesca Gabbiani’s Houseguest exhibition at the Hammer Museum includes several items from History & Special Collections for the Sciences.  According to the museum, “Houseguest is a new series of artist-curated exhibitions at the Hammer that provide an opportunity for artists to delve into the rich and varied collections at UCLA.  For this installation, Gabbiani … was particularly drawn to images of witchcraft and sorcery, and these themes, which are often subtly evoked in her own work, became the focus of her choices for the exhibition.” The Biomedical Library’s contributions include illustrations of deadly and poisonous plants, in books ranging from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century.”

Negotiating Your Copyright: Join us on March 5th

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The UCLA Library, Academic Senate, Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication, and the Office of Intellectual Property Administration have created a series of lunchtime sessions to educate faculty about special topics in intellectual property.

Faculty Lunch Series: “Don’t I Own My Own Work?”: Negotiating to Keep Your Copyright

Thursday, March 5; noon - 1:30 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library

As a UCLA faculty member, you must be productive in a “publish or perish” environment. But in your rush to publish, are you signing an agreement with your publisher without reading it fully or understanding its implications? You might unknowingly surrender your copyright and, along with it, the rights to use and reuse your work as you wish. Find out how to read author agreements and how to negotiate to keep your rights. Learn from colleagues who have efficiently negotiated agreements without risk to their academic advancement.

Attendance is limited to UCLA faculty.  Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. Advance reservations are required. Register here.

For additional information about the workshops, contact Carol Nishijima.  For questions specifically about the NIH policy, email us.

An upcoming faculty workshop on February 25, 2009: Update on the NIH Public Access Policy

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The UCLA Library, Academic Senate, Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication, and the Office of Intellectual Property Administration have created a series of lunchtime sessions to educate faculty about special topics in intellectual property.

Update on the New NIH Public Access Policy

Wednesday, February 25; noon – 1:30 p.m.
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Classroom

What does the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy mean for NIH-funded researchers at UCLA, and how can UCLA librarians help them comply? Find out more at this session led by members of the Library’s Scholarly Communication Steering Committee.

Attendance is limited to UCLA faculty, researchers, and administrators. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. Advance reservations are required. Register here.

For additional information about the workshop, contact Carol Nishijima at 310.794.4019.  For questions specifically about the NIH policy, email us.

New on Nine: Geffy Bears

Monday, February 9th, 2009

“Special” Collections aren’t always rare, old, or expensive.  Sometimes now-common but ephemeral items are acquired in mint condition to be preserved for future generations.

History & Special Collections for the Sciences is showing its pair of “Geffy” bears in the display case just outside the Biomedical Library entrance, as part of its ongoing “New on Nine: Recent Acquisitions” series (which is named for finding the division office off the 9th level of the Biomedical Library Stacks). The soft, shaggy mascots of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are available from the Student Affairs Office [Adobe PDF document], with 100% of proceeds benefiting UCLA medical students via the Class of 2009 Scholarship Fund. The Biomedical Library’s bears, permanently forming Collection 507, were purchased through the Franklin E. Murphy, M.D. fund.

Free Springer Open Access Journal Publishing for UCLA faculty authors

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Beginning in February 2009, California Digital Library Collections, eScholarship, and the University of California Scholarly Communications Officers are piloting a ground-breaking open access publishing arrangement with Springer.

During this pilot project, articles by UCLA affiliated authors accepted for publication in a Springer journal will be published using Springer Open Choice with full and immediate access. This means that UC authors will pay no additional publication fees in order for their articles to be immediately accessible full-text to the public. Under this agreement, articles will be published under a license in which authors retain the right to distribute and re-use their articles freely.

In addition to access via the Springer platform, final published articles will also be deposited in the California Digital Library’s eScholarship Repository.

Authors must take some action to ensure that their article is published as an Open Choice article. After a manuscript has been submitted, reviewed, and accepted for publication into a Springer journal, the corresponding author is notified and asked to complete a Web-based acceptance form. This form provides an option to identify author’s institutions. Select “University of California, Los Angeles” from the drop-down list of institutions (see first thumbnail image below).

 drop down list Sample notification

At the end of the acceptance process, review the notification that your article will be published via Springer Open Choice (see second thumbnail image above).

Articles with multiple authors are eligible for this publishing arrangement as long as one author is a UCLA faculty member. If you publish with faculty from other institutions, and they serve as the corresponding author, let them know about this new Open Access pilot and the steps they must take to ensure that your article is published with full open access rights.

If you have questions about the UC/Springer Open Choice pilot program, or need help exercising this option while accepting your article, contact Janet Carter, Collection Coordinator, UCLA Biomedical Library.

UCLA Library Online Reference Now Available 24/7!

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

questions.jpgUCLA Library reference service is now available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

The Library is partnering with other UC campuses and librarians around the world to provide this newly enhanced service.  Because it is staffed by external as well as UCLA  librarians, your question may be referred for follow up to the UCLA Library, in which case a UCLA Library staff member will contact you within twenty-four hours.

Online reference can be accessed from all library Web pages through the “Questions? Ask Us!” graphic on the right-hand side of the banner.

To add a link to this service to a course Web site or department homepage, copy and paste this HTML code: <http://www2.library.ucla.edu/questions/qwidget_code.html>. This will produce a live chat box (Qwidget).

If you have questions about the new expanded hours of online reference or any other Library services, please contact us.