Archive for January, 2010

Journals to Begin Archiving Data

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Societies owning or sponsoring a number of important scholarly journals in the sciences have decided to place data in open archives.  The American Naturalist announces in its February issue that data supporting its published articles will be preserved and made publicly available.  This will also be the case for data supporting articles that appear in Evolution, the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Ecology, Heredity, and other major journals in evolution and ecology.

Media Conversion Grants Available

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The UCLA Office of Instructional Development offers media conversion grants to instructors who have slides or video footage that they’d like to use in courses; such media must be digitized in order to be used on course Web pages, projected via classroom data projectors, or embedded into online documents. Open to faculty who teach regularly scheduled undergraduate courses, these annual grants provide the equipment and technician time to scan up to one hundred 35mm slides or two hours of videotape to improve and enrich undergraduate courses.