Carly Strasser of the California Digital Library wrote a great blog post on the DataPub blog about ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) identifiers for researchers. Read her post and sign up for an ORCID if you are a researcher that does not already have one!
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by Kate Papageorge
Last month the 2013 Nobel Prizes were awarded in Stockholm, Sweden and again we at the Science and Engineering Library were awed and inspired by the accomplishments of the honorees. In the Physics category, the prize was awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for their independent contributions to the Standard Model of particle physics. The existence of the Higgs particle, an integral part of their theory, was recently confirmed by researchers at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel for developing a computer modeling system that combined elements of classical and quantum physics to experimentally map steps in a complex chemical processes.
Below we have collected some of the most notable and most highly cited works by the laureates from our Web of Science database.
Simulation of a Higgs boson being produced and decaying into two hadron jets and two electrons. Photo by CERN.
François Englert: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Peter Higgs: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Photo by Amitchell125 at English Wikipedia.
Martin Karplus: Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Michael Levitt: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
Arieh Warshel: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Learn software, creative, business, and personal skills with the library’s subscription to Safari Books Online! This digital library of technical e-books and videos for all levels can be accessed from home so you can learn on your own schedule.
Popular subjects include:
- desktop and web applications
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*Please note that this resource is available to anyone using computers on the UCLA campus. Off-campus access is restricted to UCLA users and can be accessed using either the Bruin Online Proxy Server or the UCLA VPN Client.
Access databases, articles, and ebooks from home.. or anywhere!
The library subscribes to many online books, journals, and databases. These resources are accessible from any computer on campus. However, to access these sites from off-campus, you must set up either the Bruin OnLine Proxy Server (a simple setting in your browser) or the UCLA VPN Client (a program you install on your computer).
Bruin OnLine Proxy Server
What is a proxy server? A proxy server forwards requests between a web browser and the requested website. When requests for restricted resources access the BOL proxy server, it will appear to originate from the UCLA campus. The BOL proxy server currently provides access to IP restricted websites.
To set up the proxy server, click on the link above and follow the directions to configure the web browser(s) you use. With the proxy server, you will have to logon with your UCLA logon ID and password when you access resources through the library website.
UCLA VPN Client
An alternative to the proxy server is Virtual Private Networking (VPN). The Bruin OnLine VPN service must be downloaded to your computer, but after downloaded you will not need to log in every time you access licensed library resources off-campus.
All off-campus access to licensed library resources is restricted to current UCLA students, faculty, and staff.
For help with setting up either the proxy server or the VPN client, please contact the Bruin OnLine (BOL) help desk at 310.267.4357.
For help with library resources, contact a science and engineering librarian.
The new systemwide UC Open Access Policy takes effect for UCLA faculty starting today, November 1, 2013. As UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott L. Waugh noted in an October 8 announcement, the policy “allows faculty members to maintain legal control over their research articles while making their work much more widely available to the public.”
This policy places the UC system in the company of more than 175 prestigious colleges and universities across the country, though we’re the largest to date. It does not require publication in open access journals or the payment of publication fees; instead, it commits faculty to making a version of each journal article published on or after November 1, 2013, available publicly in an open access repository, such as UC’s own eScholarship repository or a subject repository.
The UCLA Library is working with the Academic Senate to make implementation as easy as possible for UCLA faculty. More information is available on the Library’s web page about the policy, and questions and requests for assistance can be emailed to email@example.com.
Original post from the Managing Your Intellectual Property blog.
Open Access Week at UCLA
October 21-27, 2013
Open Access Week offers multiple opportunities for the academic and research community to learn more about the benefits of open access, share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.
What is Open Access (OA)?
“Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted… Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship.” SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalitio
For Academic Senate Faculty: UC Open Access Policy Informational Sessions
Members of the UCLA Academic Senate and UCLA Library staff members will answer questions about the new UC Open Access Policy and provide support for faculty with its implementation, which begins at UCLA on November 1. Attendance is limited to UCLA Academic Senate faculty; no reservations are required.
Library staff members will also be available to answer questions during a drop-in session on Friday, October 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Research Library’s Research Commons, pod 14.
Lecture: Why You Should Care about Open Data: Why Research Data Are Rarely Reused
Monday, October 21; 3 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room
Scholarly knowledge-sharing includes sharing research data, but while the supply of data is growing rapidly, demand exists in only a few research communities. This appears to be caused by factors related to trust, application, and practices. When collecting one’s own data, a researcher knows its origins, transfor-mations, analyses, assumptions, strengths, limitations, access conditions, and likely longevity, but researchers may not have that information about data acquired from other parties. Librarians, archivists, and data scientists assist scholars with managing, curating, and disseminating their data, recommending practices with reuse in mind whenever possible. This lecture is by Christine L. Borgman, professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA. Admission is free, and no reservations are required.
Research Workshop: Copyright for Creators
Tuesday, October 22; 2 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library Research Commons Classroom
Whether you’re writing an article for a peer-reviewed publication or are a poet, blogger, remix artist, songwriter, videographer, painter, digital artist, or other form of creator, you need to know about copyright. How can you incorporate others’ work ethically and legally? When can you claim fair use, and when must you ask permission? How can you protect your own copyright on items you create? This session will cover the basics and point to important resources to help with your scholarly work and beyond. Admission is free, and no reservations are required.
Panel Discussion: Dissertation to Book: Separating Truth from Fiction
Wednesday, October 23; 1 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library
As the academic job market continues to constrict, new PhDs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences are more keenly aware than ever of the need to turn their dissertations into published books. At the same time, many campuses now require doctoral candidates to file their dissertations electronically, with full-text made available online through ProQuest’s Digital Dissertations database and/or an institutional repository. Not surprisingly, graduate students wonder if putting their dissertations online will hurt their chances of publishing with a reputable press. Acquisitions editors from respected academic presses will discuss the acquisitions process and the relationship between electronic dissertations and scholarly publishing.
Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required; RSVP to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Office Hours: Lunch and Librarians
Thursday, October 24; 1-3 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library Research Commons, Pod 14
Have questions about copyright, UC’s eScholarship repository, or open-access alternatives to scholarly publications? Stop by these office hours offered by UCLA Library staff.
For more information about Open Access, visit the UCLA Library Open Access Research Guide
The UCLA Science and Engineering Library announces a new library display entitled Synthesizing Thought: Historical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence. The exhibit offers a selection of books that reveal the contours of the body of work toward synthesizing intelligence over the years, with an emphasis on the rapid development in the second half of the twentieth century. This exhibit will be on display throughout Fall Quarter 2013 at 8270 Boelter Hall in the exhibit case next to the New Books section.
Image credit: Alejandro Zorrilal Cruz [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
UCLA Library has recently licensed 31 titles in the Foundations & Trends (FnT) product line from nowPublishers that covers content in Computer & Information Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Technology, Energy, Business & Economics. A full list of titles is noted at http://www.nowpublishers.com/journals.
This unique publishing mix, launched in 2004 and which has grown steadily since then, focuses on very high quality reviews, surveys, and tutorials of significant research topics written by the leading authors in their fields at major research centers around the world. Each FnT is published as a journal, where every “issue” is comprised of one monograph of between 50-200 pages (average of 120/130) written by research leaders in the field. Each one offers a state-of-the-art review of its subject matter, including a complete bibliography, which is then vetted and validated by a peer-review process. By combining the peer-review of research journals with the high usage of reference works and the pedagogy of textbooks, FnT fulfils an important need in both graduate & upper division undergraduate level education and individual issues can be used as textbooks or readers as well.
In addition to the FnT products, there are 7 research journals in the package. Following best practices in Scholarly Communication, this package from nowPublishers confirms licensing terms that support and promote desirable library and institutional publishing and access principles. This package is a rich, timely addition to library and information resources in the subject areas noted.