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According to the press release by RSC, researchers will be able to:
- Deposit and share their research – it’s a simple three step process to search for a publication, review it and confirm if for deposit
- Network and collaborate – set up a profile to enhance their visibility within the research community, connecting effectively with other researchers online
- Measure the impact of their research – tracking the diverse impact their articles have via citations, bookmarks, downloads, tweets, and other vehicles…
- Make their research discoverable – the user-friendly interface ensures searching and browsing for information is easy
- Benefit from the intuitive interface and search functions – all designed with the chemist in mind, from structure searchability to subject coverage
Please add your comments to share your impressions of RSC’s newest venture.
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Dear Chemistry Faculty and Students,
As you know, we have been working toward moving the chemistry collection from the Chemistry Library to our Annex. Although the move was scheduled for next week, we have had to halt progress due to an outbreak of mold within the Chemistry Library facility. Unfortunately, it rapidly spread throughout the collection and caused a good deal of damage.
Mold is difficult to contain and expensive to treat. In order to salvage as much of the collection as possible we are taking immediate action. Any books in the Chemistry Library which are also owned by any other library at Rutgers will be discarded. Any books in the Chemistry Library that are unique will be considered for mold remediation which will allow the books to be added back into our collection.
Over the next couple of weeks you may notice books being added to a dumpster behind the chemistry building. Please do not remove books from the dumpster as the books carry mold; adding them to your personal collection risks contamination of your own books, labs or homes.
Effective immediately, items from the Chemistry Library will not be available for borrowing. However, you will still be able to access most of the items you need. Journal articles will still be available through article delivery and inter-library loan. Books in our system can be delivered from another branch, and others may be requested through EZBorrow and ILL.
We regret this unfortunate turn of events and thank you for your cooperation as we work with Facilities and others on campus to deal with the resultant issues. We will continue to do our best to provide you with access to any necessary research materials. Please contact the Chemistry Librarian, Laura Palumbo at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need assistance with obtaining a resource.
Melissa L. Just, MLIS, EdD
Associate University Librarian for
Research and Instructional Services
Rutgers University Libraries
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Read more in the New York Times article: 3 researchers win Nobel prize in chemistry
Royal Society of Chemistry announces a new repository for the chemical sciences
07 October 2013
The Royal Society of Chemistry today announces a new subject-based repository that will make it easier for researchers to find and share relevant journal articles and data from a single point of access.
David James, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Executive Director of Strategic Innovation, said: “The Chemical Sciences Repository will offer free-to-access chemistry publications and integrated data in a single place.
“This repository extends the services the Royal Society of Chemistry already offers researchers. With this new service we are improving our ability to ensure that the outputs from research activity are made as widely available as possible – to meet the needs of the scientific community, funders and others interested in accessing our content in a more comprehensive, streamlined way.”
The initial release will provide an article repository as a central point through which users can access the Royal Society of Chemistry’s open access articles, whether they are funded immediate open access articles, or articles that must be made open access after an embargo period, such as those funded by RCUK, the Wellcome Trust or NIH. This article repository will be available at the end of October 2013.
The repository will point to the Article of Record as the primary source. It will make open access versions of the article available when any embargo period expires.
David James continued: “We plan to grow the Chemical Sciences Repository, with the addition of open access papers from institutional repositories, other publishers, and individuals – as well as theses, data and models.
“The repository will make it easy for researchers to deposit their articles and data, and scientists will also find it easy to find and reuse compatible datasets.
“As a community service the repository will catalyse further collaboration and open innovation between chemical scientists all over the world.”
The Royal Society of Chemistry will announce additional elements to the data repository in the coming months. Work is already underway with major UK universities around data extraction and upload, Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) integration, and micropublishing. Offering functionality with chemical scientists specifically in mind, the repository will support the building of validation and prediction models to maximise the value and quality of the data collections.
Head of Chemistry at the University of Southampton, Professor Philip Gale, said: ” My colleagues and I welcome this initiative: a collection of chemistry data curated by the Royal Society of Chemistry will be of significant value to the worldwide chemistry community.
“We are now working with the Royal Society of Chemistry to enable best practice, to expose laboratory data in an intelligent and usable manner.”
|Software Category||Software Site Licenses|
|Chem & Bio Drawing||ChemBioOffice Ultra, ChemDoodle|
|Mathematical||Matlab, Mathematica, Maple|
|Statistical||Stata, MP2 and MP4, Origin Pro|
|Bibliograpic (cloud)||RefWorks & Flow(coming soon)|
|Biological Analysis(cloud)||Ingenuity IPA|
|Measurement & Control||Nat’l Instruments LabView|
- ChemBioDraw site license has been upgraded to ChemBioOffice and includes ChemBioDraw, eNotebook, and more.
- Matlab site license now includes the Matlab Distributed Computing Server (MDCS) Toolbox (for 32 or less workers/nodes) and the OPC Toolbox.
- RefWorks site license now includes Flow. Flow incorporates the general bibliographic capabilities of RefWorks plus full text and annotation as well as improved processes for collecting references, collaboration, and ease of use.
Heller, S, McNaught, A, Stein, S, Tchekhovskoi, D, Pletnev, I: InChI – the worldwide chemical structure identifier standard. J Cheminformatics, 2013, 5:7. doi:10.1186/1758-2946-5-7