New DMPTool Released

The long-awaited DMPTool version 2 was released on May 29, thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The new DMPTool is chock-full of new stuff, including:

New user interface with embedded tips and help throughout Library of publicly available data management plans [...]

Electronic Lab Notebooks: Workshop @ the Biomedical Library 6/25


Next in the Data Wednesdays Series:

The “what’s”, “why’s” and “how’s” of Electronic Lab Notebooks June 25, 2014 12 noon – 1pm Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS)

Your data are probably stored as digital files, while the information about your experiment is in your paper notebook. Have you wondered what it would [...]

Raising the Impact of Research, Scholarship, and Education through Openness – Presentation at YRL

“Raising the Impact of Research, Scholarship, and Education through Openness” Wednesday, May 14 10 a.m. – noon Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room (YRL 11348)

Technology has revolutionized the way we create and share knowledge, opening up pathways to advance and democratize research and education that are just beginning to be realized. New [...]

Publish in RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) via Open Access, Free of Charge

RSC’s (Royal Society of Chemistry) Gold for Gold Initiative: Renewed for 2014!

Gold for Gold is an innovative experiment from RSC Publishing that enables researchers to publish their paper in RSC journals free of charge, as a Gold Open Access (OA) article, without paying the normal Article Publication Fee (APF). As a subscribing institution [...]

Data Wednesdays Workshop 3/19 @ the Biomed Library: Manage Your Lab Notebook

Can you decipher notebook entries from students who have left your lab? Can you piece together a project from notes taken three years ago? Do you know where the relevant raw data and aliquots are? Is it clear how the students analyzed their data?

Join us at our next Data Wednesday session:

March 19th, [...]

Scopus Workshops for Researchers, March 13, 2014

The UC campuses recently began a one year trial of the Scopus database. Scopus is a multidisciplinary citation and abstract database for research literature and quality web sources, offering several unique tools for tracing, analyzing and visualizing research information in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences, technology and medicine.

Join us for [...]

Researchers: Help Inform Data Publication Practices

Source: California Digital Library


The California Digital Library (CDL) is conducting a survey of researcher perceptions and practices around data publication. By querying them directly, the CDL hopes to gain an understanding of researchers’ desires and expectations on a variety of topics including:

peer review assigning credit dataset metrics

Researchers at [...]

Researchers – get your ORCID

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!


UC Open Access Policy Takes Effect for UCLA Faculty November 1, 2013

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 [...]

Celebrate Open Access Week 2013, Oct 21 – 27

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.