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Archive for June, 2009

Summer is a Great Time to Read Just for Fun!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Headed for the beach?  Need some good books for your staycation? Look over the Library’s summer collection of leisure reading books and visit our popular reading collection on the 1st floor of the Scott Building. You’ll find mystery, romance, politics, health & wellness, biography, history and MORE!

RSVP for 7/16 Book Discussion on Two Short Orwell Essays

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

These two essays are quite engaging! Please RSVP to Joanne Gotto (contact info below). Also, find us on Facebook or Pulse. Dear Jefferson Readers: Again, thank you for your interest in pursuing a book club.  The initial kick-off meeting will be: Thursday, July 16th 12:00 – 1:00 Room 200B Scott (behind the fish tank) Feel […]

U. of Kansas Adopts Open Access Policy

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Following the lead of schools like Harvard, MIT and the University of California, the University of Kansas now expects faculty to deposit copies of their articles in their local institutional repository, KU ScholarWorks. The actual language of the new policy is straightforward, and includes an opt-out option: AN OPEN ACCESS POLICY FOR UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS […]

New Open Access Journal Now Accepting Papers in Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

From the publisher’s news release: A new BioMed Central journal, Stem Cell Research & Therapy, is now accepting submissions. Stem Cell Research & Therapy aims to be the major forum for translational research into stem cell therapies. An international peer-reviewed journal, it will publish open access research articles of outstanding quality. The journal will have […]

BMC Journals Now Accepting Case Reports

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Jeffersonians have a new publishing option for case reports: Open access publisher BioMed Central has announced that all medical journals in its BMC series have started considering case reports again.   The 60+ journals will consider reports of unusual or exceptional cases that advance clinical knowledge. See the list of journal titles. The move follows the […]

Try Wimba for Webcasting

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Faculty:  Did you know that AISR supports webcasting for your courses? Many distance-learning students have been “joining” their on-campus classmates via webcasting. This allows them to sit at their PCs and both hear the faculty member and see the presentation being given to the class. They are also able to send their questions and comments […]

New Search Engines Manage Data

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Web search engines have competed for years for the most coverage, most relevant returns, easiest interface, and so on.  Now some companies are looking at filtering out the content in order to provide actual answers to questions, based on publicly accessible DATA. Wolfram-Alpha has just been released (May 2009), and is currently wowing audiences.  Wolfram-Alpha […]

New Mobile Services from RefWorks, Stat!Ref, Psychiatry Online

Monday, June 1st, 2009

More and more companies are providing small-screen interfaces to their services. RefWorks launches mobile phone interface: RefMobile RefWorks has announced the launch of RefMobile, a new interface that enables students and researchers to use the RefWorks web-based research management service from anywhere, via web-enabled mobile phones, smart phones, and personal data assistants (PDAs). The new […]