Thursday, May 12, 2016

Research Data Matters video available for broad distribution

The UC Libraries Data Curation Common Knowledge Group has created the first video ( of a proposed video series aimed at promoting awareness of the fundamental concepts and practices for managing research data. The Data Curation CKG identified a shared need for reusable educational material on research data curation among UC campuses. This introductory video incorporates the voices and testimonials of UC researchers to communicate the importance of good data management practices.

We encourage campus libraries to promote the video through websites, social media, and other appropriate communication channels. Options for sharing, including HTML code for embedding the video in web pages, are available by selecting “Share” under the YouTube video.  When embedding, select "Show More" for advanced options (such as removing suggested videos when the video finishes).

Viewers are encouraged to complete a brief feedback survey, linked to at the end of the video, and available here:

Viewership and feedback will be used to assess this pilot and inform future development of the series. Questions or feedback can also be submitted directly to the project leads, Kat Koziar ( and Emily Lin (

Thank you.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Joint COAR - UNESCO statement on Open Access

You might be interested in this statement just released jointly by COAR and UNESCO.  It is of particular interest in light of the recent Max Plank OA 2020 proposal, as well as the pressure that some European countries are feeling during the Dutch EU Presidency to consider wholesale moves to APC-based gold Open Access.

Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC

DOAJ removes approximately 3300 of titles

"Today [May 10, 2016] DOAJ will remove approximately 3300 journals for failure to submit a valid reapplication before the communicated deadline; a deadline which was extended twice to allow more time for reapplications. This batch removal is another step in DOAJ’s two year long project to increase the value and accuracy of the information provided in it."

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Earlier article:

DOAJ launches new application form (March 20, 2014)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

HathiTrust Research Center now helps researchers analyze 14 million books

HathiTrust announces a significant expansion of the capabilities of the HathiTrust Research Center.  Until now, researchers using HTRC’s services could work only with the portion of the HathiTrust collection that is in the public domain or  CC-licensed.   Now, thanks to a great deal of support from both Indiana University and the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, HTRC has begun support for secure text and data mining services on all 14 million volumes in HathiTrust.  This is being piloted in 2016 with projects in the Advanced Collaborative Support program (see Availability through services such as the Analytics Portal ( is planned by early 2017.  We are excited to at last be able to offer this expanded access, and hope that you will be in touch with any questions.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Top Ten UC Irvine Articles Accessed in eScholarship for April 2016

Top Ten UC Irvine Articles Accessed in eScholarship for April 2016

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 = 14003 (views=9586, downloads=4417

Breakdown By Item

Top Ten Articles Viewed and Downloaded - April 2016

Item Year ---- Number of Requests ---- Total Added to
Title Published Views Downloads Requests "My Items"
Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory: a meta-analysis 2014 62 42 104 0
Zombies--A Pop Culture Resource for Public Health Awareness 2013 75 22 97 0
Building the oral language skills of K-2 English Language learners through theater arts 2011 79 3 82 0
Quarantine for Zika Virus? Where is the Science? 2016 53 22 75 0
Effects of a combination of beta carotene and vitamin A on lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. 1996 57 18 75 0
Sinusoidal heart rate pattern: Reappraisal of its definition and clinical significance 2004 69 4 73 0
Enterprise Risk Management: Review, Critique, and Research Directions 2014 41 27 68 0
Estimates of global terrestrial isoprene emissions using MEGAN (Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature) 2006 50 17 67 0
Theorizing Practice and Practicing Theory 2011 20 46 66 0
Corporate social responsibility as a source of employee satisfaction 2012 39 25 64 0

More information about the UC Open Access Policy is available on the Open Access Policy pages.

Visit the Implementation Plan to learn more about the timeline for systemwide roll-out of the publication management system.