Thursday, February 19, 2015

Papers for 2014 Second Workshop on "Linking and Contextualizing Publications and Datasets"

Second Workshop on "Linking and Contextualizing Publications and Datasets"
On "Growing a Global Data Publishing Culture"

City University of London
London, UK, September 12th, 2014
Web site:

There's now a special issue of D-Lib magazine on the outputs of that workshop:

Friday, February 13, 2015

Humanities Open Book: Unlocking Great Books

"A new joint grant program by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seeks to give a second life to outstanding out-of-print books in the humanities by turning them into freely accessible e-books...

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are the two largest funders of humanities research in the United States. Working together, NEH and Mellon will give grants to publishers to identify great humanities books, secure all appropriate rights, and make them available for free, forever, under a Creative Commons license.

The new Humanities Open Book grant program is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ agency-wide initiative The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role and significance of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life."
Originally posted: January 15, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Second Federal Agency [Healthcare Research & Quality) Releases OA Plan

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) released their plans that will require all publications and data that results from research they fund to be publicly available within 12 months of publication. The OSTP Memo calling for such plans is almost two years old and this is the second agency to release their plans.  For publications, the plan calls for submitting the author’s accepted manuscript into NIH’s PubMed Central, thus making use of an existing repository. For data, the plan call for the agency to cut a deal with a commercial repository for funded researchers who don’t have another place to deposit it. There does seem to be some vagueness remaining regarding whether or not this is the final plan.

David Crotty has an overview in the Scholarly Kitchen today ( and the full plan can be seen at the AHRQ site (           

Friday, February 6, 2015

Google Earth Pro - service update

Google Earth Pro is now free.  You can download GE Pro and obtain a license key here:

GE Pro has several GIS-related features that are not available in standard Google Earth including batch geocoding, importing GIS data, and access to demographic layers.  This page compares the capabilities of the two products:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten UC Irvine Articles Accessed in eScholarship for January 2015

Top Ten UC Irvine Articles Accessed in eScholarship for January 2015

Below is an overview of the number of views and downloads for this month, along with links to your usage numbers from previous months and additional data. We feel that the combination of views and downloads gives a more accurate picture of the interest in and usage of your publications than is reflected in download counts alone, particularly given the enhanced access readers have to your publications prior to download in the eScholarship interface.

UC Irvine Previously Published Works

For this month your total requests = 4930 (views=3474, downloads=1456).

Breakdown By Item

Top Ten Articles Viewed and Downloaded -  January 2015
Item Year ---- Number of Requests ---- Total Added to
Title Published Views Downloads Requests "My Items"
Sinusoidal heart rate pattern: Reappraisal of its definition and clinical significance 2004 82 2 84 0
Effects of a combination of beta carotene and vitamin A on lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. 1996 54 14 68 0
Theorizing Practice and Practicing Theory 2011 25 38 63 0
Science education. Changing the culture of science education at research universities. 2011 28 22 50 0
Tools for understanding and optimizing robotic gait training. 2014 31 15 46 0
Human embryonic stem cell-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cell transplants remyelinate and restore locomotion after spinal cord injury 2005 39 6 45 0
The words students need 2010 36 8 44 0
Generating knowledge of academic language among urban middle school students 2009 21 17 38 0
End-of-Life care: guidelines for patient-centered communication. 2008 27 11 38 0
The Economics of Autocracy and Majority Rule 1996 22 12 34 0



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