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Announcing a Demand Driven Standards pilot with IHS (Information Handling Service)

December 3rd, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Need an industry standard for your research, teaching, or a project? The IHS Standards Expert (https://login.ihserc.com/login/erc?) database searches about 1.6 million standards from 370 technical societies worldwide.

The UC Davis Library will now purchase print copies of standards for the library’s collection and make them available to you.

  • There is no charge to the requester.
  • Delivery times can vary, but should take 7 working days or fewer.
  • You will be notified when the standard is available for use in the collection.

Please keep in mind that we do already provide full-text online standards from ASTM, IEEE, and ASABE and also have current print editions from a handful of other societies and standards bodies. A guide to Standards and Specifications at UC Davis goes into greater detail about our access to standards. If you ever aren’t sure if we already have access to a standard, please feel free to send an e-mail to Bob Heyer-Gray at rheyer@ucdavis.edu.

Searching and ordering through the IHS Standards Expert database does require registration. Step by step instructions are available at http://guides.lib.ucdavis.edu/IHS_setup. You are not required to request standards through the IHS interface and/or if you happen to already know what standard you need, you can either request using the following order form or by contacting Bob Heyer-Gray directly at rheyer@ucdavis.edu.

Nature Online Journals Unavailable: 12/13/14, 5am-9am

December 11th, 2014 by Cory Craig

All Nature.com online journals will be unavailable on Saturday 12/13/14, from 5am to 9am PST ,
due to downtime for essential maintenance.

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November IEEE & MIT Press Books – eBook Alert

December 10th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

December 3rd, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The Following Lectures Were Published in October

Al Selvin, Verizon Communications
Simon Buckingham Shum, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Karen Holtzblatt, InContext Enterprises, Inc.
Hugh Beyer, InContext Enterprises, Inc.

Hang Li, Huawei Technologies

Ken Anjyo, OLM Digital, Inc.
Hiroyuki Ochiai, Kyushu University

Models of Horizontal Eye Movements: Part 3, A Neuron and Muscle Based Linear Saccade Model
Alireza Ghahari, University of Connecticut
John D. Enderle, University of Connecticut

Bin Chen, Stanford University
Huijun Wang, Merck
Ying Ding, Indiana University
David Wild, Indiana University

The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization, Part 1 of a 3-Part Series
Marjorie Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico

Measuring User Engagement
Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo Labs
Heather O’Brien, University of British Columbia
Elad Yom-Tov, Microsoft Research

The Taxobook: Principles and Practices of Building Taxonomies, Part 2 of a 3-Part Series
Marjorie M.K. Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico

Data Rights and Data Wrongs workshop

November 6th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Data Rights & Data Wrongs

REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Register here or go to

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-rights-data-wrongs-tickets-14079810091

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Date & Time: December 10, 2014 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: MPR, Student Community Center, UC Davis

Scholars are increasingly subject to pressures from funding bodies, disciplinary norms, professional and personal ethics, and institutional directives to share their research data and make it available for reuse. There is, however, a great deal of heterogeneity across the research enterprise with respect to what is meant by ‘data’ and ‘data sharing,’ why data sharing is deemed important, and what data management strategies are considered most effective. Moreover, data are often difficult and costly to produce and share. Therefore, many scholars view these as a significant product of their intellectual labor for which they should receive some sort of credit towards tenure and promotion, authorial recognition through citation, or financial compensation. While balancing all of these considerations is desirable to promote increased access to data, it is difficult to guarantee that the concerns of all research stakeholders will be met given (1) the diverse forms that data can take, as well as the mobility and malleability of data given widespread access to new information technologies, (2) the complex and variable legal status of data as not-quite/not-always property, and (3) the ethical considerations and legal restrictions implicated in the sharing and reuse of data related to sensitive topics such as personal health information, national security, and vulnerable populations. This workshop will address theoretical concerns and pragmatic solutions that can be harnessed to help researchers comply with requirements or desires to share their data in ways they deem appropriate for their goals.

Panel Topics

– Mapping the varied perspectives on why sharing research data is important and the social norms, policy pressures, ethical considerations, and legal realities facing different stakeholders (e.g., researchers, university administration, and funding bodies),

– Discussing the legal tools different parties have developed or are in the process of developing in order to increase access to data, but still ensure stakeholders interests are met (e.g., DUAs & CC-BY), and

– Addressing how these issues are further complicated when sensitive data, data requiring additional protections given the underlying subject matter (e.g., health information), are involved.

Keynotes speakers

Christine Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies, UCLA

John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks

Agenda

9:00-9:30 am || Registration & Coffee

9:30-10:15 am || Morning keynote || Delivered by Christine Borgman

10:15-11:30 am || Panel 1 || Perspectives on Data Sharing Across the Research Enterprise

  • Ellen Auriti, Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel, UC Office of the President
  • Christine Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies, UCLA
  • Dav Clark, Data Scientist @ D-Lab & Fellow at Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UC Berkeley
  • Jonathan Eisen, Professor in Genomics, UC Davis
  • Carl Stahmer, Director of Digital Scholarship, Library, UC Davis
  • Alexandra Lippman, Postdoctoral Fellow, ICIS, UC Davis (moderator)

11:30-11:45 am || Coffee Break

11:45-1:00 pm || Panel 2 || Legal Tools for Data Sharing

1:00-2:15 pm || Lunch

2:30-3:15 pm || Afternoon keynote || Delivered by John Wilbanks

3:15-4:30 pm || Panel 3 || Sharing Sensitive Data Subject to Additional Legal & Ethical Considerations

4:30-5:00 pm || Closing discussion

 

Please contact Allison Fish (aefish@ucdavis.edu) to express interest in attending.

 

October IEEE & MIT Press Books – eBook Alert

November 3rd, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

 

 

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

October 23rd, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The following titles were published in September.

 

Wiley Online Library: unavailable 10/18/14, 2-4pm

October 17th, 2014 by Cory Craig

The Wiley Online Library will be unavailable on Saturday 10/18/14, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT) due to the need for essential maintenance and upgrades to improve services.  Wiley electronic journals and online books will be unavailable during this period.

The UC Open Access Policy and what it means for you

October 10th, 2014 by Phoebe Ayers

UC Open Access Policy Learn More

The UC Open Access Policy (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-policy/ or http://uc-oa.info) was passed by the UC Academic Senate on July 24, 2013, and is going into effect for all UC campuses, including UC Davis, on November 1, 2014. The policy grants UC faculty the right to make their articles freely available to the public by depositing a pre-publication copy in an open access repository. What does this policy mean for faculty at UC Davis?

Come to this talk by Catherine Mitchell of the California Digital Library (CDL), who will describe the tools and services that CDL is developing to support the policy, and Dr. Robert Powell of Chemical Engineering, who will give background on the policy and its passage through the UC Senate.  Afterwards a Q&A panel will be held with the speakers, UC Davis librarians and open access researchers to answer questions and discuss the implications of the policy and open access.

This talk is being held during Open Access Week 2014, an annual international event to raise awareness about open access issues.

  • Catherine Mitchell and Dr. Robert Powell on the UC OA policy: talk and discussion
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Shields Library, Nelle Branch Room, 2nd floor (at the far end of the main reading room)
  • 1:30-3:00pm

Questions? Contact Phoebe Ayers, psayers@ucdavis.edu

 

September IEEE & MIT Press – eBook Alert

October 6th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray