Scone June 2020

Information and updates supporting the creation, dissemination, use, and preservation of the research data, creative works, and other scholarly outputs that weave together the fabric of your research. Read more about SCONE

Scholarly Communication in the News

New Version of PubMed Central Now Available
Announced on May 18, the National Library of Medicine's National Center for Biotechnology Information has released a new version of PubMed Central. The latest version has focused on improving navigation and search, including new improvements to a modern interface with enhanced search results, including highlighted text snippets to help you preview an abstract while scanning results list, and updated web elements for easier navigation. For additional details on the transition to the new system, please see the New PubMed Transition FAQs.

Open Access in the Corona Times
In a recent guest blog post, 'Open Access in Corona Times - The Rumors,' published in the latest issue of Against the Grain, Sven Fund and Philipp Hess discuss how libraries and publishers can and should cooperate in a time of continued demands for easier access in the face of shrinking budgets.

Digital Ethics in Higher Education
In a recent article published by Educause Review, President and CEO of Educause, John O'Brien, discusses the ethical challenges that emerge with some of the most recent emergence technologies, especially those that rely upon artificial intelligence and/or data analytics and the evolution of digital ethics, which O'Brien defines as "doing the right thing at the intersection of technology innovation and accepted social values."

Scholarly Communication at CMU

Schedule of Free NISO Webinars for June
There will be four free webinars offered by NISO in the month of June, 2020: 

  1. 'No More Big Deal? Picking and Choosing Titles for Use' June 10, 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
  2. 'Changes in Higher Education and the Information Marketplace' June 17, 12:00pm - 4.00pm EST
  3. '13th Annual NISO-BISG The Changing Standards Landscape Forum' June 24, 12:00pm - 4:00pm EST
  4. 'NISO Annual Members Meeting and Standards Updates' June 26, 11:00am - 12:30pm EST

Additional details for the webinars, including recording information, will be shared by David when available. 

New Library Database Focused on Open Access
As shared earlier by Sue Collins and Ryan Splenda, The LibGuides team consulted with David Scherer and Katie Behrman, and have now listed the CORE Open Access Search Engine to the Database A-Z List. CORE is the world's largest aggregator of open access content with millions of full texts, deriving from thousands of repositories (including KiltHub) journals and other web resources, while all our content is available to everyone for free. CORE's search engine is supported by faceted searching, and brings back to the users the full text of open access outputs.

Fixes to Dimensions for Mendeley Web Importer
For those who use both Dimensions and the Mendeley Web Importer, Dimensions has released a new version of their system that has rectified the login issues presented by Ryan Splenda. You should now be able to login to Dimensions and keep your importer turned on in your browser. Please let me know if you have any further issues with Dimensions.

Open Access Updates

May Elsevier Agreement Publications
The following articles were made open access through our CMU-Elsevier Agreement in May:

  1. Brian Kovak, Faculty, Heinz College, 'How do U.S. Visa Policies Affect Unauthorized Immigration?' Journal of Monetary Economics
  2. Liza Reed, Graduate Student, Engineering and Public Policy, 'Expanding Transmission Capacity: Examples of Regulatory Paths for Five Alternative Strategies,' The Electricity Journal

Summary of FY '19-'20 Elsevier Agreement Publications
A summary of all articles approved for Open Access under the terms of our agreeemnt in FY '19-'20 can be found here.

April CMU APC Funded Articles 
The following articles were approved for funding in April 2020: 

  1. Madhavi Gangaphiraju, Faculty, Language Technologies Institute, 'A catalog of all DNA Palindromes in human genome and their variations in 1000 Genomes,' Human Genome Variation
  2. Erica Cochran Hameen, Faculty, School of Architecture, 'Protocol for Post Occupancy Evaluation in Schools to improve Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Efficiency,' Sustainability
  3. Rebecca Taylor, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, 'Modular self-assembly of gamma-modified peptide nucleic acids in organic solvent mixtures,' Nature Communications
  4. James Katungyi, Graduate Student, School of Architecture, 'Environmentally responsive cooling solutions for buildings in 3 major African climates,' Cogent Engineering

Summary of FY '19-'20 CMU APC Fund Articles
A Summary of all articles funded by the CMU APC Fund in FY '19-'20 can be found here