Global Worker Watch is an open data project that seeks to provide more complete information on worker fatalities and catastrophes in low-wage industries by scraping, mining, connecting, and geocoding data from various sources. The focus of Global Worker Watch is to document the thousands of unjust deaths that occur among workers who provide the world with necessities of daily life: food, shelter, clothing, and energy. Data sets are stored on a Google Drive that can be accessed, edited, and downloaded at the Data page. Collaborative participation is welcome: feel free to add, edit, and verify information. Sources include government entities and media and news alerts.
Check out the Global Worker Fatality Map. Each entry links to a report with details on the incident. You can view all incidents, or filter by any number of industries (automotive, mining, manufacturing, etc.)
The California Digital Library (CDL) is pleased to be able to fund another year of Scopus access for the UC campuses. Scopus (http://www.scopus.com/) is a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database of research literature and selected web sites developed by the publisher Elsevier.
Following an extensive evaluation by the Scopus Task Force and a review of the Task Force's recommendations, CDL has agreed to fund another year of Scopus for all campuses, with continued access through December 2015. UC Berkeley will decide by November 2015 whether to continue participating in a shared license for Scopus.
"As we [PLoS] begin a new year, we'd like to acknowledge the contributions of our community - authors, readers, reviewers, editors, advisors, funders, librarians, policy advocates and our staff. Thank you for playing a role in advancing science and driving research communication toward its full potential.
In appreciation, we're sharing 12 of the most striking images from PLOS articles and issues published in 2014. Enjoy! Each image is available as a wallpaper for download.
UC Press announced on January 20 that Collabra and Luminos, two new open access programs for journal and monograph publishing. Aligned with UC Press's mission to build reach and impact for transformative scholarship, the programs expand publishing options for scholarly authors and researchers, make it easier for readers to find and use content, and share the monetary value generated from publishing across the academic community. Both Collabra and Luminos launch with a distinguished group of advisory board members, editors, authors, and reviewers from universities and associations around the globe.
More details available at www.ucpress.edu/content/pr/collabra_luminos_012015.pdf (PDF).
The Public health Library has created a guide to showcase selected new books and ebooks;
Each week PHL staff will add a new list of titles; you can see previous weekly lists under the Previous Weeks tab on this guide. Each title links to the either the OskiCat record (for print books) or the book itself (for books available online). For online books also available in print, the call number will link to the OskiCat record.
Enjoy, and read more books!