News and notes for biology, June 2016

PubMed news: Happy 20th birthday, PubMed. A few features I haven’t mentioned before:
– Trending articles – currently available on PubMed Mobile and also on PubMed Commons
Articles frequently viewed together
Digital Object Identifier DOI now displays in abstract view

eLife funding renewed: eLife will continue without article processing charges since HHMI, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust have extended their funding; Open-access journal eLife gets £25-million boost

Biology senior honors theses, 2000-2010: When the biology library was closed, we had a small collection of biology senior honors theses, 2000-2010, which we moved to Olin Library reserves. Those have now been removed and returned to the Biology Registrar’s office. The library still has a sampling of biology senior honors theses available in Open Scholarship when student authors have submitted them, usually with permission of their mentors: Biology undergrad work (including posters and abstracts), Biology senior honors theses — restricted to WU only, Biology senior honors theses — freely available group

Open data in ecology: Ecologists may find this blog post and its comments interesting: Open data, authorship, and the early career scientist. It discusses positive and negative aspects of making datasets open.

Becker Medical Library’s paper journal collection is now unavailable; see the notice from their homepage: “Notice: Beginning immediately, Becker Medical Library’s print journal collection currently on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors will be moved to offsite storage to make way for upcoming library renovations. These floors will be closed during the moving process and the print journals will be unavailable until further notice. Please keep in mind that all other library services will carry on normally – including inter-library loan. If you need a specific article, please let us know and we’ll find it for you. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this transition!” Because WU has so many online ejournal subscriptions, I think mostly this will be volumes from older journals and book series. For Danforth Campus folks, this should have little impact; Interlibrary Loan from Olin Library can still get articles quickly from those journals from somewhere else with no user charges. For Medical campus folks who read this blog, I’m told that there is no charge for Becker Medical Library Interlibrary Loan when the item is available at Danforth campus libraries, so confirm by checking our catalog and then be sure to say “available on WU Danforth Campus” on your ILL requests when you request from Becker Library.

Excavation Begins at Olin Library but Olin Library is OPEN during construction! Hours

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