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NIH BD2K Funding Opportunity

July 27th, 2015 by Mary Wood

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K)

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Development of Software Tools and Methods for Biomedical Big Data in Targeted Areas of High Need

NIH has issued a new Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) with the purpose of soliciting development of software tools and methods in the three topic areas of data privacy, data repurposing, and applying metadata, all as part of the overall BD2K initiativeFurther details

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Digital Science visit June 11

June 5th, 2015 by Mary Wood

OVERLEAF,  LABGURU,  DIMENSIONS,  ALTMETRIC
Digital Science Research Tools presentation 6/11

UC Davis Office of Research and University Library welcome Digital Science, featuring products for collaborative writing and publishing, research management for life science labs, to help analyze and understand the research funding landscape and altmetrics.

Lunch / presentations
Thursday, June 11
12:00 – 1:15 pm
Shields Library, Instruction Room (2nd floor)
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Overleaf is a collaborative science publication system that makes the whole process more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific process into one place, from idea to writing to review to publication

Labguru marries the electronic lab notebook with project and logistics management. It offers an easy means of tracking projects, protocols, biological collections & materials.

Dimensions for Universities is a funding data aggregator that provides a view on funding resources where the funding has been allocated. The system shows historical awarded grant data from over 70 funders back to 1965 and active grant data up to 2024 and allows institutions to identify emerging areas into which research funding is being channeled

Altmetric tracks article level outputs for your institution. The data in this tool can be used to show faculty, staff and students a richer picture of their online research impact & it allows users to track and measure online activity around academic research.

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Workshop: Art of the Archive

May 12th, 2015 by Mary Wood

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ICIS Innovating Communication in Scholarship Workshop

Art of the Archive

May 21, 2015 from 9:30 am – 5:45 pm

King Hall 2100A, UC Davis

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Classical notions of the archive are in flux. The proliferation of born-digital and digitized cultural heritage and expressive culture opens up new modes of curation, circulation, collaboration and scholarly communication. Politics and poetics of collections are shaping access, use and re-appropriation. Bringing together perspectives from the humanities, arts, and social sciences, workshop will address the challenges and possibilities for an emerging art of the archive.

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Speakers

Jane Anderson (NYU)
Allison Fish (UC Davis)
Ramesh Srinivasan (UCLA)                    

Tarek Elhaik (San Francisco State University)
Erica Farmer (Smithsonian Institution)
Ilana Gershon (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Rick Prelinger (UC Santa Cruz)
Mary Murrell (University of Wisconsin, Madison)              

Nathalie Casemajor (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
Alessandro Delfanti (UC Davis)

Kim Christen Withey (Washington State University)
Tara McPherson (University of Southern California)
Alexandra Lippman (UC Davis)                      

Xan Chacko (UC Davis)
May Ee Wong (UC Davis)
Alexis Rossi (Internet Archive)

Alex Csiszar – The Scientific Journal: A Political History

May 11th, 2015 by Mary Wood

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Alex Csiszar
Asst. Professor, Harvard

The Scientific Journal: A Political History

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2nd Floor Instruction Room, Shields Library

Lunch will be served – Please RSVP

Scientific journals are expected to do a lot of different things … The list of a researcher’s papers is a unit by which careers are measured and a dominant factor in decisions about hiring, tenure, and grants. Scientific journals are both permanent archive and breaking news, both complete record and painstaking selection, both public forum and the esoteric domain of experts.

This talk will explore how and why this improbable state of affairs came into being over the course of the nineteenth century. The shift whereby the authority of science came to be vested increasingly in serialized print did not come about through any deliberate decision taken by scientists based on the fitness of the periodical press to play this role …

Indelibly Davis available on eScholarship

May 1st, 2015 by Mary Wood

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     Chancellor Emeritus Larry Vanderhoef‘s recently published book is available
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     Indelibly Davis: A Quarter-Century of UC Davis Stories and Backstories
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Vanderhoef, who stepped down in 2009 after serving as chancellor for 15 years, and as provost and executive vice chancellor for 10 years before that, writes on such topics as the Mondavi Center’s development, Intercollegiate Athletics (and the Aggies’ move to Division I), academic diplomacy in Iran, tragedy in the Sea of Cortez in 2000 and the amazing transformation of the old Sacramento County Hospital into the UC Davis Health System.

The eScholarship digital version includes videos, listed under “Supporting Material”

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Open access funds available

April 16th, 2015 by Mary Wood

Publishing in an open access journal?

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Funds are available to offset the associated publishing fees.

Support is for 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.

The OA Fund 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.

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The UC Davis University Library is providing the funds in order to support Davis authors interested in reshaping models of scholarly publishing

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additional information and application

Questions: mwwood@ucdavis.edu

Investigating sustainable model of OA APC

April 1st, 2015 by Mary Wood

Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges
for Large North American Research Institutions

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UC Davis, CDL to Lead Major Project to Build Open Access Financial Model

The University of California, Davis and the California Digital Library (CDL) will lead a major new project, with an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to help define the future of Open Access to scholarship.

Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions is a year-long effort to study the implications of new funding models for scholarly communications, particularly the use of article processing charges, and determine their sustainability for research universities in the U.S. and Canada.The project partnership includes three major research libraries (Harvard University, Ohio State University and the University of British Columbia) as well as the ten University of California campuses.

The project will create a detailed, flexible, and publicly available financial model to help university administrators and librarians develop Open Access policies and strategies.

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UC Davis and CDL Investigation of the Institutional Costs of Gold Open Access

Public Access to Results of NSF-funded Research

March 25th, 2015 by Mary Wood

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Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has developed a plan outlining a framework for activities to increase public access to scientific publications and digital scientific data resulting from research the foundation funds. The plan is consistent with the objectives set forth in the Office of Science and Technology Policy‘s Feb. 22, 2013, memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research,” and with long-standing policies encouraging data sharing and communication of research results.

As outlined in section 3.1 of the plan, NSF will require that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings or transactions must:

: Be deposited in a public access compliant repository designated by NSF;

: Be available for download, reading and analysis free of charge no later than 12 months after initial publication;

: Possess a minimum set of machine-readable metadata elements in a metadata record to be made available free of charge upon initial publication;

: Be managed to ensure long-term preservation; and

: Be reported in annual and final reports during the period of the award with a persistent identifier that provides links to the full text of the publication as well as other metadata elements.

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Mellon Fdn Grant supports OA monographs

March 6th, 2015 by Mary Wood

The University of California Press (UC Press) and the California Digital Library (CDL) have received a grant of $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to

develop a web-based, open source content and workflow management system to support the publication of open access (OA) monographs in the humanities and social sciences.

When complete, this system will be made available to the community of academic publishers, especially university presses and library publishers.

UC Press press release

CDL press release

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Challenges and solutions in scholarly information management

February 27th, 2015 by Mary Wood

Digital Science April 22, 2015 Workshop

CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS IN SCHOLARLY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT:
the changing face of research and the resources evolving to support it

Fort Mason
San Francisco
Wednesday April 22, 2015
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Free admission, Registration link

Research institutions are under tremendous pressure to become more efficient in how they manage research information, whether in the lab or in the library. They want smarter ways to help faculty manage and share their research data, and track their research output. They want more options when it comes to procuring scholarly resources and understanding scholarly impact.  The workshop offers a series of conversations between academic institutions and the providers of some of the new software solutions addressing institutional and researcher “pain points” in the scholarly information management space.

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9:00-9:30 Welcome and introduction, Amy Brand, VP Academic and Research Relations, Digital Science
9:30-10:30 The changing metrics landscape and the role of altmetrics ; Sara Rouhi, Product Sales Manager, Altmetric
10:45-12:15 Navigating the data management ecosystem ; Panelists: Dan Valen, Product Specialist, figshare; Jonathan Cachat, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Neuroinformatics and Data Curation, UCDavis; Amy E. Hodge, Science Data Librarian Stanford
12:15 to 1:15 Keynote address, MacKenzie Smith, UC Davis
1:15-2:00 Global view of grant funding with UberResearch, Ashlea Higgs, Co-founder, UberResearch
2:00-2:45 Collaborative writing technologies: Overleaf for institutions ; John Hammersley, co-founder and CEO Overleaf and Helen Josephine, Head, Terman Engineering Library, Stanford
2:45-3:30 Reproducibility, data collection, and laboratory management technologies; Panelists: Louis Culot, CEO Biodata/Labguru; Kathryn Ivey, Director Gladstone Stem Cell Core, Gladstone Institutes
3:45-4:30 Institutional management of faculty information; Panelists: Catherine Mitchell, Director eScholarship Publishing, CDL; Julia Hawks, VP North America, Symplectic
4:30-5:00 Closing remarks, Daniel Hook, Head of Metrics, Digital Science; Co-founder, Symplectic
5:00-6:30 Reception