News and notes for math & statistics, May 2018

I note the name change to Washington University Department of Mathematics and Statistics this month.

I thought this was interesting: Maria Agnesi, the Greatest Female Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of, By Richard Gunderman, David Gunderman, The Conversation US on May 16, 2018. It says Agnesi was the first woman to write a mathematics textbook and links to a Google Books version. Her textbook is also available on HathiTrust where is is easier to download if you wish. [Download instructions from HathiTrust for WU users]

Duke Mathematical Journal, 1935+ is now available to WU users. We recently purchased the v.1-100, 1935-1999, backfile.

Searching author names in arXiv, arXiv.org blog May 4, 2018

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) now offers Remarq on six of its journals, including Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, and Mathematics of Computation. Remarq is a tool offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools. More info

PlumX Metrics now available in Open Scholarship: Go to any math faculty publication and click on the PlumXMetrics box on the right. This supplies information about news, tweets, blogs, etc. In addition it links to citations to the original article via either Scopus or Crossref. I’m not sure how useful this will be but it’s sort of fun. Most online journal publishers have some of this sort of data embedded, via Altmetric or PlumX or some other supplier. They don’t all have PlumXMetric data. Here is one in Open Scholarship that does: McCarthy article.

Dimensions integration of ORCID Authors may now connect their ORCID iD to Dimensions and import their publication metadata from Dimensions into to their ORCID record. More info

Mathematical Sciences Publishers has announced some one new journal and take-over of 3 other titles which will be freely available throughout 2018:

It’s a long and complex, but not impossible, process to add new journal subscriptions. Request to math subject librarian or Recommend a Journal Purchase or Cancellation if one of those or other titles are needed at WU.

From Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries May 2018:

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819