Monthly Archives: April 2014

Second Gold for Gold voucher allocated!

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The second of the 18 Gold for Gold vouchers that the Royal Society of Chemistry has given to the University of Cambridge has been used to make the following article immediately open access:

Designing stimulus-sensitive colloidal walkers, by Francisco J. Martinez-Veracoechea, Bortolo M. Mognetti, Stefano Angioletti-Uberti, Patrick Varilly, Daan Frenkel and Jure Dobnikar. Soft Matter, 2014. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2014/SM/c3sm53096e#!divAbstract

To find out more about the Gold for Gold initiative, please see a previous blog post here: https://cambridgechemlib.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/gold-for-gold-is-back/.

Where’s your favourite place to work? Show Design Spark and you might win a Google Nexus 7!

Hint?!

Photo by Nathan Pitt

Photo by Nathan Pitt

Design Spark (Design team based at the University of Cambridge) have launched a competition to find out where your favourite place to work is.

They would like you to take a photo, tell them where you are and why you love it.

Post your photo to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/camdesignspark, tweet it to them at https://twitter.com/CamDesignSpark, or email it to them at designspark@lib.cam.ac.uk.

The competition is open to all Cambridge University students and academic staff.

Find out more by opening the link to their poster, below.

Photo contest poster

Nature Partner Journals

A new development that might be of relevance to the physical sciences in future.

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News from Nature on Open Access publishing.

Nature Partner Journals is a new series of online open access journals, published in collaboration with world-renowned international partners.

Each partnership in the Nature Partner Journals portfolio brings together strong editorial leadership with world-class publication systems to deliver high-quality, peer-reviewed original research to the global scientific community through open access publication.

Our new open platform has been launched on nature.com to ensure the best possible visibility and reach for open access content, enabling our partners to disseminate high impact research that advances the sciences. Currently, nature.com provides over 8 million visitors per month with access to Nature Publishing Group (NPG) publications and services. Each new journal in the Nature Partner Journals portfolio offers authors a high quality, high visibility open access option for their research, covering both applied and basic science disciplines.

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SAGE Backfile : 1879-1998

A substantial new resource that includes several materials science, engineering, toxicology and pharmacology titles!

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The University Library is delighted to announce access has been purchased in perpetuity for the University of Cambridge to the prestigious journal backfiles of all titles published by SAGE. This represents a major addition to the already extensive journal backfiles available online to the University and will deepen and help facilitate research and teaching across multiple disciplines.

The SAGE backfile comprises over 460 journals, including more than 570,000 articles of historical content, covering subjects in business, humanities, social science, and science, technology and medicine.  Access runs from the first issue (back as early as 1879) up to 1998, after which year Cambridge enjoys access to the current issues of SAGE journals via the University Journals Coordination Scheme’s subscription to the SAGE Premier journal package.  70% of the journals in the SAGE backfile are ranked in the 2012 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports.

Access the SAGE backfile journals via the “SAGE…

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First Gold for Gold voucher allocated!

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The first of the 18 Gold for Gold vouchers that the Royal Society of Chemistry has given to the University of Cambridge has been used to make the following article immediately open access:

Spatial atmospheric atomic layer deposition: a new laboratory and industrial tool for low-cost photovoltaics, by David Muñoz-Rojas and Judith MacManus-Driscoll. Mater. Horiz., 2014. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2014/mh/c3mh00136a

To find out more about the Gold for Gold initiative, please see a previous blog post here: https://cambridgechemlib.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/gold-for-gold-is-back/.

New policy for open access in the post-2014 REF

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HEFCE and the other three UK funding bodies have published details of a new policy for open access relating to future research assessments after the current 2014 REF.

HEFCE’s letter to all Vice Chancellors / Principals states:

The core of this policy is as follows: to be eligible for submission to the post-2014 REF, outputs must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication, and made open-access within a specified time period. This requirement applies to journal articles and conference proceedings only; monographs and other long-form publications, research data and creative and practice-based research outputs are out of scope. Only articles and proceedings accepted for publication after 1 April 2016 will need to fulfil these requirements, but we would strongly urge institutions to implement the policy now.

The letter, which includes more details about the policy, can be found here: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2014/cl072014/#d.en.86764.

HEFCE’s press release can be found here: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2014/news86805.html.

Dawsonera ebooks downtime on the next two weekends

Dawsonera ebooks will be unavailable due to essential system maintenance on Saturday 5th April between 7am and 10am. There will be a second period of downtime that will occur on Sunday 13th April between 7am and 10am.

Find out more about the ebooks available to you here: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/ebooks/.