Monthly Archives: October 2015

ORCID Launches Crossref and DataCIte Auto-Update

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ORCID, the non-profit organization that is working to address the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications by providing a registry of persistent identifiers for researchers, today announced the launch of Auto-Update functionality, in collaboration with Crossref and DataCite.

Now, ORCID registrants who use their unique ORCID identifier (iD) when submitting a manuscript or dataset can opt to have their ORCID record automatically updated when their work is made public.

In addition, other systems that have integrated the ORCID APIs and connected a researcher’s ORCID record — their faculty profile system, library repository, webpage, funder reporting system — can also choose to receive alerts from ORCID, allowing research information to move easily and unambiguously across multiple systems.

Crossref and DataCite, both non-profit organizations, are leaders in registering DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers – a unique alphanumeric string assigned to a digital object) for research publications and datasets. Each DOI is…

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Spacefinder website launched – matching your study preferences with available space across Cambridge


The new Spacefinder website – the second project in the Futurelib programme – which matches student study preferences with available spaces across Cambridge has officially launched.

Whether a student wants to work alone or in a group, silently or with background noise, in a modern or historic library, Spacefinder will show them matching spaces nearby. However, the service is not only limited to libraries – the project’s research phase revealed that students enjoy a wider study landscape and that many prefer to work outside of libraries in coffee shops or common areas.  This is why Spacefinder helps students locate these spaces too, thereby supporting students whatever their particular needs.

The service can be searched by study preferences, keyword or by navigating a map of Cambridge. Images of the spaces help the searcher decide whether the space is for them, as does information on the facilities they can expect to find there, such as WiFi, phone signal, large desks, caffeine and natural daylight.

Try it out today! Spacefinder can be accessed at:

It is important to note that this is a pilot website. Please report any bugs or glitches to

Find out more about Futurelib here:

Taylor & Francis offering open access maths & stats articles


Publisher Taylor & Francis has updated its Mathematics & Statistics ‘Open Select’ page (begun March 2015).  “Browse the latest articles to be published open access in our Mathematics and Statistics journals. Simply click on your article(s) of interest to start reading this research today.”

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Access to Journal and Highly Cited Data from November 2015

Use these databases to see who has cited your work.


Advance notice from MIMAS of forthcoming availability of Journal and Highly Cited Data:

Information Update:  Access to Journal and Highly Cited Data from November 2015

Thomson Reuters is delighted to introduce Journal and Highly Cited Data (JHCD) which comprises the NextGen Journal Citation Report (JCR) and NextGen Essential Science Indicators (ESI).

Effective from 31 December 2015 JCR and ESI will no longer exist independently and will cease to exist in their current format. The data from both JCR and ESI will be integrated and together will be available on the new InCites platform, which is fully integrated with Web of Science.

In order to ensure a smooth transition to the new platform, access for the new JHCD will be made available to all JCR subscribers from mid November.  This will enable users to become familiar with the new environment before JCR and ESI are switched off at the…

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SciFinder now available off-campus via Raven authentication

SciFinder official

We are very pleased to announce that members of the University of Cambridge can now access SciFinder off-campus via Raven authentication.

This means that you no longer have to use the VPN to specifically access SciFinder when you are away from the University network.

Revised information on how to access SciFinder is provided on the Chemistry Library’s website at You can find this by following the link to ‘SciFinder’ on the main Chemistry Library website, under the ‘Resources’ section of the left-hand side menu.

In summary, all members of the University must first register for a SciFinder account (links are supplied on the website), but once you have registered and you want to access SciFinder from off-campus you just need to follow the link provided on the website above and you will be prompted for your Raven password. Links are also provided on the website for registration and logging in from within the University network.

Please be aware that SciFinder Mobile can also be used by registered users to access SciFinder on their mobile device. There’s no app to download and no IP address restrictions.

Please let us know at if you encounter any problems with registration or accessing SciFinder via the links provided on the website.

SciFinder is also listed on the Chemistry Library’s new LibGuide.

New Chemistry LibGuide

IMG_0133LibGuides are now available for many subjects taught in the University of Cambridge, including chemistry.

LibGuides are online web pages created by librarians to help you perform various tasks, such as using library resources or doing research. They include links to the most relevant subject databases and websites, and provide information on the libraries whose collections cover that subject.

The Cambridge LibGuides can be accessed from the ‘Cambridge Libraries’ tab on the University Library website.

Check out the Chemistry LibGuide at!