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.
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.