Attention RefWorks users! You can now store up to 5GB of your stuff on RefWorks' "cloud" - a significant increase from before. The UC Berkeley Library has communicated this need to RefWorks, and the change was made today.
What would you store in RefWorks? Besides all the citations, you can store PDFs and other files in your RefWorks database. This new storage limit ensures that you will not likely run out of space, no matter how many files you upload.
Help and tutorials on using RefWorks is available on the Public Health Library's website.
Originally posted on Sheldon Margen Public Health Library News.
Synthesis Digital Library Update for July 2012
The Library is pleased to announce the public launch of our universal return service. Thanks to this new service, library borrowers are now able to return most circulating materials to any library location, and are no longer required to walk each item back to the owning library.
Exceptions to universal return include the following:
Need to write a data management plan for a grant application? Give the DMPTool a try! This tool walks you through funding agencies' data management plan templates providing guidance, suggested answers, and additional resources for each question. The DMPTool currently supports data management plans for NSF, NIH, NOAA, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation among others. Login with your CalNet ID to create, save, and manage your plans.
Beginning January 2013, authors (or their institutions) can pay to make articles in SPIE journals open access under the Creative Commons CC-BY license. The fees are based on the type and length of article with the cost of a Letter estimated to be about $300 and the cost of a full paper averaging $7-800. The program will cover articles in these journals:
Full SPIE press release.
The Berkeley Library has a program to promote the impact of Berkeley research that helps with funding open access publications. See Berkeley Research Impact Initiative for details.