Archive for July, 2007

Farb Named UCLA Associate University Librarian

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Sharon Farb has been appointed as the UCLA Library’s new associate university librarian for collection management and scholarly communication.  She has been head of Digital Collection Services for the Library since April 2006 and has worked at the Library in various positions since 1989.  She earned a BS in criminology from UC Berkeley, a JD from Golden Gate University Law School, and an MA and a PhD in information studies from UCLA.

Science Leaves JSTOR

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Science has announced that it is ending its relationship with JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journals, as of the end of 2007. Old issues currently stored in the archive prior to the end of the agreement will remain accessible to UCLA users; as of the end of 2007, that will include all issues published through the end of 2002. Further information is available in Inside Higher Ed.

ARTstor Expands Accessibility to Images for Academic Publishing

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Scholars at ARTstor participating institutions can now download and use, free of charge, high-resolution digital images for academic publications. Initially, nearly 1,700 images representative of the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art’s encyclopedic collection have been made available.

For additional information on using ARTstor for research, publishing, or teaching, contact Robert Gore, visual arts librarian, by telephone at 310.206.5426 or by email.

Congressional Panel Favors Access to Publicly Funded Research

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee agreed to direct the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to require that its funded research be made publicly available on the Internet. The Senate’s 2008 appropriations bill requires that NIH-funded researchers deposit in the National Library of Medicine’s online archive an electronic copy of their peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication in a journal. Articles would become publicly available no later than twelve months after publication. The bill will go to the full Senate later this summer, and the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider a similar measure in July. More information is available at www.taxpayeraccess.org.