News and notes for biology, September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and HighWire Press announce one-click submission from bioRxiv to seven more leading biomedical journals from three publishers

eLife partners with to advance open scholarly annotation. I don’t find any examples of this yet but it will be interesting to watch for. Also eLife: Setting a fee for publication to begin Jan. 1, 2017.

75 developmental biology films have been digitized and posted to YouTube under a CC BY license so they may be reused in a number of ways with attribution, for example, in teaching. They are mostly from the Lynn Margulis lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

OSF Preprints from Open Science Framework may be a useful search tool for preprints since it includes multiple preprint sites, including bioRxiv, PeerJ, arXiv, and many more.

4:23 video on How to submit publications into NSF Public Access Repository

There will be several library research studios in October. More information and registration links.

The timeline of the Olin Library Transformation has changed. New spaces are now expected to be open and ready for use by Spring 2018 (instead of Fall 2017). Updates and explanations are available at

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