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Now Available: GIDEON: the world's premier Global Infectious Disease knowledge management tool.

We are happy to announce that GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) has been licensed for UCB use!

GIDEON's Infectious diseases module facilitates diagnoses, and tracks information on Infectious Diseases from around the globe. Includes Diagnosis, Diseases, Travel, Drugs and Vaccines tabs. With the Microbiology module, you can identify a taxon based on its phenotypic characteristics and view a list of the typical positive and negative reactions for a specified organism and compare the reactions of two or more species.

Check out the Video Tutorials, Tutorial, and GIDEON Cases, which provide examples of how you can use GIDEON.

Mar 24, 2015 | Categories: New Resources, Tips and Updates | msholinb

Global Worker Fatality Map

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.

  map of worker deaths

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.)

Feb 18, 2015 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

Scopus Access Available through December 2015

The California Digital Library (CDL) is pleased to be able to fund another year of Scopus access for the UC campuses. Scopus ( is a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database of research literature and selected web sites developed by the publisher Elsevier.

  » Here are some Scopus tutorials.

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.

Feb 17, 2015 | Categories: News | msholinb

12 striking images from PLOS articles and issue covers for use as wallpaper

"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.

Feb 11, 2015 | Categories: News, Scholarly Communication | msholinb

University of California Press Expands into Open Access with Innovative Journal and Monograph Programs

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 (PDF).

Feb 11, 2015 | Categories: News, Scholarly Communication | msholinb

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