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Problems with Wireless Access to Library Resources?

September 25th, 2014 by Laura Soito

On 9/24/14, Campus IET changed the IP ranges for the campus wireless networks. Unfortunately, the library was

not notified in a timely manner. Because library resources are primarily IP-authenticated, individuals using the

wireless to access library resources are currently denied access.

 

Short-term solution:

This will give you an IP address that should provide access to licensed library resources.

If the VPN proves cumbersome see the tip below for Using Google or Google Scholar From the VPN.

 

Long-term solution:

The library and the California Digital Library have been doing everything possible to get wireless access to library resources restored as quickly as possible. The process of notifying all our vendors is well underway and once they have the updated IP ranges in place, the short term solution of using the VPN while on campus will no longer be necessary. Our vendors need to implement the changes on their end, although we have indicated this is a high priority, we don’t control how long this might take on their end.

 

Using Google or Google Scholar from the VPN:

Use these steps to easily access Google or Google Scholar from the VPN. Enter the appropriate URL (google.com or scholar.google.com) in the box on the upper right of the VPN Home page (see image below). After entering the URL, click the BROWSE button to the right.

VPN-add-URL-with-google-scholar

Note this works for any URL (e.g., enter sciencemag.org for the journal “Science”).

For additional help with the VPN, see: “How to Use The VPN” (2 minute video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7cIDzJ2NYk

NCBI Discovery Workshops @ UC Davis Library [Webinar Edition]

November 15th, 2013 by Laura Soito
Image:  Light Helix by BloodLight
 

The UC Davis Library is pleased to announce:

2013 NCBI Discovery Workshops @ UC Davis Library [Webinar Edition]

The workshops will focus on the following areas:

1. Sequences, Genomes, and Maps: December 17, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm PT

2. Proteins, Domains, and Structures: December 18, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm PT

3. NCBI BLAST Services: December 19, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm PT

4. Human Variation and Disease Genes: December 20, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm PT

To register: http://tinyurl.com/NCBI-Workshops-UCD

You are welcome to register for one or more workshops, each emphasizing different sets of NCBI resources. Specific examples will be used to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks. Electronic copies of detailed handouts for each session will provide step-by-step instructions and additional information about each example.

All workshops are taught by NCBI staff and will consist of 1.5 hours of instruction followed by a Q & A period.

Due to the US Government sequester, the workshop instructors will not be able to present in person at UC Davis, as in previous years. Instead, you are invited to attend all sessions via webinar, using your own computer or perhaps collaborating with your department or research group to view together.

NCBI Discovery Workshops Website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/education/workshops/

Questions? Contact bioagquestions@lib.ucdavis.edu or hslref@lib.ucdavis.edu

Image credit: Light Helix by BloodLight. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

 

Coming May 29th…Open Access Presentation by the Publisher of PeerJ

May 14th, 2013 by Laura Soito

What’s All the Fuss About Open Access? What Do I Need to Know, and How Does it Benefit Me?

Join us for a presentation by Pete Binfield (previously the Publisher of PLoS One, and now the Publisher and Co-Founder of PeerJ) as he provides an overview of the current landscape of Open Access publications; highlights some of the more innovative models that are being tested in the marketplace; talks about items such as article level metrics and open peer review, and shows how these new developments can benefit you as both a researcher and author.

Click on image to read about Pete Binfield

  • Date: May 29, 2013
  • Time: 3-4 pm
  • Place: 1065 Kemper Hall

Hosted by UC Davis Library. Contact:

Amy Studer, Health & Life Science Librarian

astuder@lib.ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-1678

Related:

Howard, J. (2013, April 29). Asking authors to buy memberships for open access. Chronicle of Higher Education.

VanNoorden, R. (2013, March 27). Open access: The true cost of science publishing. Nature News, 495(7442).

UC Davis Library Blog entry about PeerJ: March 1, 2013

New Guide to Open Access

March 20th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Lately, it seems like Open Access (OA) has been in the news a lot:

Want to find out more about Open Access? What does it mean? Why do we care about it? What support exists for authors who want to publish OA?

UC Davis Librarians have created a new topic guide to help answer some of your questions about Open Access: http://ucdavis.libguides.com/open_access

Questions or Comments?

Contact: Amy Studer | astuder@lib.ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-1678

Get your Library Notices via text messages!

March 7th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Get your Library Notices via text messages!

Library patrons may sign up to receive SMS (text) notifications in addition to email when books arrive, are overdue or recalled (excluding items arriving from Interlibrary Loan and 2hr loans from Reserves).

SMS messages are sent in addition to standard email messages. You cannot opt to receive only SMS messages instead of email. Remember, SMS messages may incur carrier charges to patron cellular accounts.

Current library users can sign up for SMS through My Account and new users through Activate My Library Card, both via Harvest. If a user wishes to update her SMS contact number or wishes to drop the SMS
service, they can opt out via My Account.

Current Library Users
1) Log into My Accounts/Renew books via Harvest
2) Click on Address Update Form link
3) Enter the telephone number where you want to receive text messages in the SMS number field
4) Check Receive SMS box to enroll and uncheck Receive SMS box to stop receiving text messages
5) Click on Update to finish the process

New Library Users
1) Click on Activate Your Library Card link and follow instructions
2) Enter the phone number where you want to receive text messages in the SMS number field and check the Receive SMS box

Publish open access articles in RSC journals at no charge

January 25th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Publishing in an RSC journal? Maximize Readership With Gold Open Access

    The UC Davis Library is partnering with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to support free Gold Open Access publishing under the RSC’s Gold for Gold initiative.
    This program offers a limited number of voucher codes that enable UC Davis researchers to publish their paper in Royal Society of Chemistry journals free of charge, as a Gold Open Access (OA) article, without paying the normal article publication fee (between £1000 and £2500).

Benefits of Gold OA publishing

    Gold Open Access publishing makes electronic versions of papers accessible to readers for free – without any subscriptions or fees.
    Removing paywall barriers may increase the visibility of research findings since works are easier to disseminate, easier to find, and easier to read. Further details about RSC journals and Open Access are available here.

You are eligible if

    You are currently affiliated with UC Davis (faculty, student, staff) and
    Your article is new and has been accepted for publication by RSC (i.e., vouchers cannot be used for articles that have already been published) and
    You have not previously received a Gold for Gold voucher from the UC Davis Library

Get your voucher code

    After your article has been accepted for publication by an RSC journal, please complete the form at http://goo.gl/rRjNJ to request your Gold for Gold voucher code. It will be emailed to you once your eligibility has been verified.
    Once you have your voucher code, complete the online RSC Gold for Gold Application form to make your article open access
    Due to limited numbers, the Library will distribute the voucher codes on a first-come-first-served basis.

Fine print

    Voucher codes are provided only after your article has been accepted for publication
    Voucher codes must be used before December 31, 2013

Questions?

    Please contact Mary Wood, Reference Librarian: mwwood@ucdavis.edu
    or Cory Craig, Chemistry Librarian: cjcraig@ucdavis.edu

Simone Cinotto book talk & reception

January 18th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

http://people.lib.ucdavis.edu/~bobhg/13-0112_Simone%20Cinotto_flier_draft_ver4_011713_KB.jpg

NIH Public Access Policy: Jan. 15, 2013 Webinar for Compliance Officials

January 9th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The NIH is holding a live broadcast “to assist grantee institutions with guidance and resources related to the NIH Public Access Policy, upcoming changes,tools, and how non-compliance will affect awards.”

Though authors and investigators are invited to attend, the webinar’s focus is compliance officials at grantee institutions.  Registration is required. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing. (NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-016)

For additional information about the NIH Funding Public Access Mandate, see the UC Davis Library Research Guide on the topic.

Town Hall Meeting on Proposed UC Open Access Policy

November 26th, 2012 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The following is an announcement from Professor Brian Kolner to members of the UC Davis Academic Senate and Academic Federation.  Please contact him with any questions:

Dear Colleagues,

The University of California is considering adopting an Open Access publishing policy that will make the results of our published scholarly work accessible through the California Digital Library. The University Committee on the Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) and the Academic Council wish to get a sense of the campuses toward adoption of this policy.  Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting on the following date and location

Friday, November 30, 2012
MU II
3-5 PM

for a presentation and discussion.  Following the Town Hall Meeting, we will launch a web forum on the Academic Senate web site (details to follow) for further comment.  The Open Access draft policy, frequently asked questions, a slide presentation and other materials can be downloaded in advance at the following site:

http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy/

We look forward to seeing you at the Town Hall on Nov. 30th.
Regards,

Professor Brian H. Kolner
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Davis
email: bhkolner@ucdavis.edu

October 27th, 2012 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The UC Davis Open Access Fund pilot (UCD-OAF) supports
Academic Senate, Academic Federation members, faculty, post-docs, residents, fellows, and graduate students
who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication.

UCD-OAF provides Davis authors reimbursement up to $1000/article for open access fees for those publishing in full open access journals (journals in which all articles are published open access).

The fund is intended to subsidize reasonable open access publishing charges for researchers when funds are otherwise unavailable. Eligible charges include article processing fees for fully open access journals.

The California Digital Library and UC Davis University Library are providing the funds in order to support UCD authors interested in reshaping models of scholarly publishing. The University Library will track how the funds are spent, and the success and sustainability of the pilot will be evaluated. The chief goals of the program include fostering greater dissemination of the work of University of California, Davis scholars and encouraging author control of copyright.

additional information and application:

www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/ucdoaf/index.php

ucdavis.libguides.com/openaccess