Open Access literature is online, freely accessible, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. This year will see the first Open Access Day "to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access" on October 14. Its founding partners are SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), Students for FreeCulture, and the Public Library of Science (PLoS).
Find out more about open access and how to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge at a special, international event sponsored by the Free Speech Movement Educational Series, the UC Berkeley Library and the Berkeley chapter of the Students for FreeCulture:
Tuesday, October 14
6:30pm ? 8:30pm
FSM Café, Moffitt Library
Featuring Professors Michael Eisen (UCB), Philip Bourne (UCSD) and student videos. Prof. Eisen is the co-founder of PLoS and Prof. Bourne is Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Computational Biology. The event features free food and drink. Find out more about open access at Hot Topics: Open Access and Open Access Day.
Two new licensed resources for synthetic chemists just became accessible online:
They join a growing list of online resources for synthetic chemistry including those below that you may not be aware that have been licensed for online access:
The SciFinder Scholar Web Edition has arrived! To use the web version, you must register to establish your own userid and password, but you don?t need to download any client software. For off-campus access, you can use the library proxy server or the campus VPN. The client version will also continue to be supported. One plus with the web version is that you can set up current awareness searches, which SciFinder calls "Keep Me Posted." Instructions for UCB registration are here. After you register and have your userid and password, you can go directly to the web version.
SHERPA recently announced three new features for its RoMEO online service: a News section to stay up-to-date, a Recently Added Publishers section, and RSS feeds of the twelve latest additions to the website.
SHERPA/RoMEO is an online service for determining your publisher's copyright and self-archiving policies. You can use it to "find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement." Each publisher is color-coded based on its self-archiving policies:
|RoMEO Color||Archiving Policy|
|green||can archive pre-print and post-print|
|blue||can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)|
|yellow||can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)|
|white||archiving not formally supported|
|Source: SHERPA/RoMEO Definitions and Terms|
This information can be used to help determine if you can deposit your postprint with the UC eScholarship repository or another repository like PubMed Central. To submit an article to eScholarship, use the eScholarship postprints submission page.
All CrossFire users must update the domain name in their software client Connection Settings by September 30th. After September 30th, you will not be able to connect to Beilstein or Gmelin until you update the domain name to crossfire-acad.elsevier.com. Instructions are below. Also, XP/Vista users can now upgrade to CrossFire 7.1 which allows linking from Beilstein/Gmelin to UC-eLinks for easy access to online articles. XP users can also download Symyx Draw 3.0.1 (formerly MDL Draw) to use as the CrossFire structure editor.
Update CrossFire Domain Name (ALL CROSSFIRE USERS)
In CrossFire Commander:
- Go to Options, then Connection Settings.
- Highlight default.prf and click Edit.
- Change the Host to crossfire-acad.elsevier.com.
- Click OK and close the Server Profiles box.
The next time you connect to CrossFire, you may be prompted to re-enter the UCB userid and password.
CrossFire 7.1 Available for XP/Vista
To download and install the new CrossFire client, follow the steps on our installation instructions page. You?ll be prompted to uninstall 7.0, and during the setup don?t skip the step to add the Article Resolver URL?this is what makes the UC-eLinks connection work.
Symyx Draw 3.0.1 (formerly MDL Draw)
XP users can now download Symyx 3.0.1 to use CrossFire structure editor, see steps on our installation instructions page.