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SPIE announces Gold Open Access Program

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:

  • Optical Engineering
  • Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • Journal of Electronic Imaging; co-published with IS&T
  • Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS
  • Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
  • Journal of Nanophotonics
  • Journal of Photonics for Energy

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.

Aug 22, 2012 | Categories: News & Events | jmckenzie

Recent Acquisitions lists restored

Production of our Recent Acquisitions lists has resumed. These lists contain titles cataloged or recataloged during the last 60 days, and they can be viewed online or via RSS feeds. If you have subscribed to any of these RSS feeds, you should be seeing updates once again.

Aug 22, 2012 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

ScienceDirect downtime on August 25

Elsevier's ScienceDirect is expected to be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Saturday, August 25 for approximately 19 hours: 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Aug 22, 2012 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Welcome Week library tours

Several science libraries are offering library tours this week to welcome new (and returning) students to campus.

Bioscience & Natural Resources Library (2101 VLSB)

  • Tue., August 21, 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Wed., August 22, 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Thu., September 6, 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Earth Sciences & Map Library (50 McCone)

  • Tue., August 21, 2:00 pm.-3:00 p.m.

Physics-Astronomy Library (351 LeConte)

  • Tue., August 21, 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Wed., August 22, 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Thu., August 23, 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

For other library events, please see the Engineering Library's list of library workshops (open to all students) and the Welcome Week library events calendar.

Aug 21, 2012 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

Library workshops

The Engineering Library is offering several drop-in workshops open to all students. No registration required.

Location: Engineering Library Training Room, 110 Bechtel Engineering Center

Tuesday 8/21
10:00 ?10:30 AM Citation Management
10:30 ? 11:00 AM E-Resources
11:00 ? 11:30 AM Data Management

2:00 ? 2:30 PM Citation Management
2:30 ? 3:00 PM E-Resources
3:00 ? 3:30 PM Data Management

Thursday 8/23
10:00 ?10:30 AM Citation Management
10:30 ? 11:00 AM E-Resources
11:00 ? 11:30 AM Data Management

Citation Management
Covers the basics of creating and importing references, formatting and inserting references into your papers, and creating a correctly formatted bibliography.

E-Resources
Introduction to engineering literature databases, how to effectively search Google Scholar, finding e-books, and set up off-campus access.

Data Management

Focuses on preparing data management plans, long term storage and backup of research data, and ways of sharing your data to improve your research impact.

Aug 21, 2012 | Categories: News & Events, Tips & Updates, Workshops | lngo

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