What referencing software do you use?

From now and throughout August, we are conducting an online survey to identify what referencing software is used by UQ staff and students. 

By participating, you will help us ensure we are supporting the most commonly-used tools - and you could win a $50 voucher to use at the Co–op! 

Ethics and Journal Publishing

Trying to understand what makes a scholarly journal reliable and authoratative can be a challenge for authors, especially those new to publishing. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), together with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and the

Celebrating the 100th Dataset Record in UQ eSpace

On Monday the UQ Library Research Outputs Team celebrated a significant milestone; the recent creation of the 100th Data Collections Record in UQ eSpace.

Researchers at UQ are able to record the existence of Research Data (datasets)* they create or collect in the course of their work, and link them to related publications metadata in UQ eSpace. They can choose to deposit or link to their actual dataset to make it available Open Access, or they can provide mediated access to it via a nominated contact person.

Data Sharing in Materials Science

Elsevier has launched a new initiative to support data sharing for research in Materials Science.  Working with some of the leading journals in the Materials Science portfolio, Elsevier has introduced a number of data-sharing solutions and embarked on a journey towards more data-sharing.

Authors who publish in any of the 13 selected journals will be able to:

Data Sharing and Ebola Virus

Researchers from the Sabeti Lab at Harvard University and the Broad Institute, have released open access datasets of viral sequences of Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.  Now, further demographic metadata associated with those patients has been released openly by researchers at Tulane University. 

NATURE opens the door with free-to-read articles

Black and white Nature logo sketch

On 2 December the Nature Publishing Group  announced a 1 year pilot program where they will make all their articles free to view. While the articles will be available for anyone to read, they cannot be copied, printed or downloaded. Nature will make its archive of papers from 49 journals (including Nature Genetics, Nature Physics and Nature Medicine), free by way of read-only links available to subscribers and major news outlets.

Gates Foundation announces Open Access Policy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a new Open Access Policy that requires free, unrestricted access and reuse of all peer-reviewed published research that the foundation funds, including any underlying data sets. Whilst the policy will take effect from January 1, 2015, a 2 year transition period will occur, allowing publishers to apply for a 12 month embargo period on the accessibility of the publication and its data sets.

Digital Libraries + Hybridity: An Interview with Clifford Wulfman

Digital Library

In a recent interview posted on dh+lib, Clifford Wulfman talks to Roxanne Shirazi about his background in both literature and computer science, the future of digital collections and of course, DH.  Clifford Wulfman is the Coordinator of Library Digital Initiatives at the Firestone Library at Princeton University and consultant to Princeton’s new Centre for Digital Huma

UQ Earth Science/Geology Papers 1937-1978 on UQ eSpace

UQ eSpace is the single authoritative source for the research outputs of the staff and students of the University of Queensland and raises the visibility and accessibility of UQ publications to the wider world through services such as Google Scholar. A recent addition to UQ eSpace are the University of Queensland Papers Department of Geology.

Guide to Publishing and Sharing Sensitive Data

There has been a growing movement towards sharing your research data and making it accessible to other researchers. But what if you have collected sensitive or confidential data?

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