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New ebooks in the Synthesis Digital Library series

Synthesis Digital Library Update for January, 2013

Feb 26, 2013 | Categories: New Resources | jmckenzie

DataUp Workshop with Carly Strasser


Do you use Microsoft® Excel to record, store, or analyze your data? DataUp is a free, open-source tool that integrates with Excel to help you:

  • follow data management best practices to insure your data are well-formatted and -organized
  • describe your data in a standard format for archiving and discovery
  • assign a permanent identifier so that your data can be cited
  • upload your data to a repository for archiving and sharing

Carly Strasser, Data Curation Project Manager for the UC Curation Center (UC3) of the California Digital Library, has been working on the development of DataUp since the project's inception. She will be presenting a hands-on workshop on DataUp's features, use, and future plans:

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Place: Bioscience & Natural Resources Library training room (2189 VLSB)

We hope to see you there.

Open access journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene

A new open access journal in the earth and environmental sciences, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, was recently announced and will begin accepting submissions in April 2013. The journal will publish research on "the Earth's physical, chemical, and biological systems; interactions between human and natural systems; and steps that can be taken to mitigate and adapt to global change." It will be organized into six knowledge domains:

  • atmospheric science
  • earth and environmental science
  • ecology
  • ocean science
  • sustainable engineering
  • sustainability sciences

Fees charged to UCB faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students for publishing in this open access journal may be eligible for reimbursement through the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII).

Feb 22, 2013 | Categories: News & Events, Scholarly Communication | bquigley

Open Access journal PeerJ begins publishing


PeerJ, a rapid, peer-reviewed Open Access biological, medical and health sciences journal, has published its first 30 articles. Co-founded by Peter Binfield (formerly of PLoS) and Jason Hoyt (formerly of Mendeley), PeerJ employs a three-tiered lifetime membership model which grants authors one, two, or unlimited publications with PeerJ per year at no additional charge. Membership also requires at least one comment on an article or preprint, or a pre-publication review of a submission to PeerJ, every year.

PeerJ PrePrints, a preprint archive which allows paid members to make preprints public or private, is scheduled to debut in March.

Additional information about PeerJ:

Comprehensive Sampling and Sample Preparation

Comprehensive Sampling and Sample Preparation: Analytical Techniques for Scientists
(2012, Elsevier)

This 4-volume set serves as a comprehensive reference on the theory and methodology of sampling in all physical phases and the theory of sample preparation for all major extraction techniques.

Relevant to researchers of analytical chemistry, medicine, environmental science, biochemistry, pharmacology, geology, and food science.

Feb 09, 2013 | Categories: Featured Resource | jloo

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