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Published: 2016-10-19T14:42:00-06:30


Say Hello to Sue Visser, Our New Public Services Librarian


(image) Sue Visser has been a librarian for over 25 years, mostly working in special libraries. Her first library position was at Synergen, Inc., a pharmaceutical biotechnology startup in Boulder (now defunct). For the last 18 years, Sue has been the solo librarian for Stratus Consulting, an environmental consulting firm. She earned her Master’s in Library Science from Emporia State University, and a BA in English from Calvin College

Sue is a Denver native and has lived in Boulder for over 30 years. In her spare time she enjoys indoor hobbies such as knitting, reading, and cooking, and outdoor hobbies such as cycling, running, hiking, camping, and travel. She lives in the foothills west of Boulder with her husband and no dogs, but plenty of wildlife in the back yard. She has hiked over 40 of Colorado’s 14ers, and completed her first and last full Ironman triathlon in 2012. 

Grey Literature Network Service


GreyNet International is an organization devoted to facilitate awareness of, and open access to, grey literature. Grey literature consists of documents of any format produced by government, business, academic, or similar institution not published through traditional commercial or academic channels, and for which citation metrics may not exist. Services offered by GreyNet include:

  • Annual international directory of grey literature organizations
  • Research and Education, including workshops and lectures
  • The Grey Journal—an OA Journal focused on grey literature topics in all disciplines, including the sciences
  • Links to repositories and indexes

GreyNet partners include the Library of Congress FEDLINK and EBSCO.


Scientific Data: New OA Journal from


(image) Scientific Data is a new OA journal published by Nature covering datasets of all sizes. The journal publishes “data descriptors,” a type of article providing detailed descriptions of datasets for the purpose of facilitating data reuse. Features include:

  • Peer reviewed
  • Scope includes analyses of datasets and original articles on data-sharing technologies
  • Data Descriptors published under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY)
  • Scientific Data is guided by six key principles, which are credit, reuse, quality, discovery, open access, and service

Visit the Scientific Data Open Access page for information on APC’s, and the Publish page for information on article submission.

New EndNote Updates


EndNote updates for both Windows and Mac are now available. To download an updated version go to:

For videos and other training resources, visit the ThomsonReuters EndNote Training page. For first-time users needing to download EndNote, visit the Library’s Bibliographic Management page and follow the download instructions for your agency.


Book Citation Index Available via Web of Science


The Boulder Labs Library has expanded their Web of Science subscription for NOAA and NTIA researchers by adding Book Citation Index. This addition includes over 60,000 scholarly book titles, and provides access to text and citation metrics for books and books chapters relevant to your research. Features include:

  • 10,000 titles added per year
  • Cited Reference search
  • Included in citation counts
  • Time cited counts for whole books and individual chapters(image)
  • Bibliographies for books and books chapters
  • Link to full text of books to which the library subscribes

In addition to Book Citation Index, the Web of Science Core Collection now includes Science Citation Index and Conference Proceedings Citation Index. To specify which index to use, select “Web of Science Core Collection” from the drop-down menu at the upper left of the Web of Science search page. Underneath the “Timespan” filter, click “More Settings” to check/uncheck boxes for the indexes, including Book Citation Index.

Inspec Now Offers arXiv and ProQuest Dissertations


(image) Inspec is now indexing content from arXiv and Proquest Dissertations and Theses.  Additional content being added as follows:

  • New arXiv records are being added at a rate of 6,000 per month
    • arXiv areas include physics, mathematics, computer science, and statistics
  • Proquest Dissertations and  Theses records continually being added to Inspec
    • Soon to go back to the year 2000

Cornell University hosts arXiv, which is an Open Access archive and distribution server for research papers. Proquest Dissertations and Theses involves a partnership with over 700 universities to archive over 90,000 graduate works per year.

Inspec is a product of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), available via the Web of Science platform, and includes more than 9 million records in the fields including physics, electrical engineering, communications, computer science, and geophysics. It is available from the Library’s databases page.

OA2020 Initiative


OA2020 is an initiative to encourage scholarly journals to transition from the subscription model to Open Access. The initiative builds on the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, which had 560 signatories. Specific aims of OA2020 include:

  • Transition most extant scholarly journals from subscription to OA, respecting the publication preferences of specific communities
  • Accomplish the transition by using existing funds spent on subscriptions to finance sustainable OA models
  • Invite collaboration from all parties involved with publishing, including universities, research institutions, funders, libraries, and publishers on the transition to OA

To see what organizations have expressed interest in OA2020, visit the OA2020 Mission page.


AGU to Introduce New Journal, GeoHealth, in Fall 2016


The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is planning the publication of a new journal, GeoHealth for the Fall. GeoHealth will be an interdisciplinary Open Access journal focusing on the interaction between the environment and health. Specific topics will include, but not be limited to:

  • Impacts of climate change on health
  • Air and water pollution
  • Radiation and its effects on health
  • Geomedicine
  • Impacts of disasters on health

GeoHealth will begin accepting submissions in the Fall. Articles will be published under the Creative Commons License, and automatically deposited to PubMed Central.


900 New Titles in ebrary


(image) The Boulder Labs Library has recently added over 900 new titles to the ebrary book collection in the subject areas of Chemical engineering, Engineering, Environment (including renewable resources), Geosciences, Math and Statistics, Meteorology, Physics, Science (General), and Telecommunications. The ebrary collection can be accessed from the Boulder Labs Library website. Here are some examples of the titles of interest to Boulder Labs researchers:

Accessible Chemistry Resources with Wired Chemist


Wired Chemist provides data, tutorials, and discussions related to the fields of chemistry, environmental science, mineralogy, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging. The site is intended as an accessible reference resource for both students and professional researchers. Resources include:

  • Instructional modules
  • Laboratory demonstrations
  • Quicktime movies and videos(image)
  • Data
  • Formulas
  • Links to other resources
  • Bibliographies

Wired Chemist features a search function in addition to tabbed browsing.

IEEE Acquires GlobalsSpec


(image) IEEE recently acquired GlobalSpec, a multi-media provider of news, data, and analytics related to engineering and industry. The acquisition includes the Engineering 360 search platform owned by GlobalsSpec, and will complement IEEE’s array of products. Features include:

  • News and Analysis – engineering, tech, and manufacturing new and data
  • Products and suppliers – directories links to manufacturers and OEM parts suppliers, searchable by specification
  • Standards Library – abstracts for over 1.6 million standards documents
  • Reference Library – search for engineering related books and articles
  • Engineering community – blogs and forums
  • Newsletters
  • Alerts
  • Sign up for industry webinars / view past webinars

GlobalSpec, as an independent site, was originally covered in the March 14, 2005 Library News.

New Web of Science Online Seminars for August


Web of Science is offering live online training sessions for the month of August. All Boulder Labs researchers are invited to join.

Sessions include:

Thurs., August 4, 12:00 PM

Wed., August 10, 12:00 PM

Wed., August 24, 8:00 AM

Tues., August 30, 12:00 PM

All times given are in MST. When registering, click the “New York Time” link at the upper right-hand corner, specify “Denver, GMT-06:00” for your time zone, and click the green “Save” button. Ensure that you have WebEx software installed.

European Space Weather Portal


The European Space Weather Portal offers access to a variety of space weather resources hosted by European repositories. The site is hosted by the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, and is entirely in English. Resources include:

  • Search for documents
  • Access research models related to space weather
  • Datasets
  • Software (such as visualization tools)
  • Upcoming events (European conferences, etc.)
  • Outreach/educational activities
  • Publications

DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center


The U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) is an information clearinghouse on alternative fuel technologies. Information contained in AFDC includes:

  • Data and statistic related to sources of energy like hydrogen and ethanol
    • Basic information
    • Pros and cons of use
    • Fueling stations using interactive maps
    • Vehicles
    • Laws and incentives
  • Calculators, maps, data searches, and other tools
  • Case studies
  • Publications
  • Tips on fuel conservation
  • More

AFDC is a resource offered as part of DOE’s broader Clean Cities initiative.

Left: DOE Alternative Fueling Station Locator allows you to find alt fuel stations in your local area.

Wiley and Hindawi Enter OA Partnership


Wiley and Hindawi recently entered a partnership to facilitate streamlined workflow for OA publishing. As a result, Wiley will convert nine of its subscriptions journals beginning in January 2017, with Hindawi assuming editorial responsibilities. Titles include: Complexity Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging Geofluids Journal of Advanced Transportation Journal of Food Quality Occupational Therapy International Scanning Security and Communications Networks Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Hindawi was originally featured in the July 31, 2013 Library News. [...]

BioOne Complete now with Over 190 Titles


BioOne now hosts over 190 titles under its full-text aggregation service, BioOne Complete. Subject areas include the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Features include:(image)

  • Subscribed and OA titles
  • Browse by title, publisher, featured article
  • Search figure and table captions via advanced search screen
  • Register for free for custom search tools and alerts

BioOne was originally featured in the June 1, 2005 Library News. It also publishes its own Open Access journal, Elementa, originally covered in the February 20, 2013 Library News.

Research Data Alliance – Open Data Sharing through Collaboration


The Research Data Alliance (RDA) enables researchers to create and manage collaborative groups  directed towards  facilitating  open data sharing in all disciplines. To join, read the RDA Guiding Principles and create a login. Types of groups include:

  • Working Groups – 12-18 month duration to contribute tools, policies, and best practices towards improving data exchange for particular research communities
  • Interest Groups – indefinite duration to address particular topics concerning data sharing and infrastructure
  • Birds of a feather groups – formed to convene at RDA bi-annual plenary meetings around a single topic

So far RDA boasts over 4050 members worldwide.


Gephi Updates to Version 0.9.1


The open-source data-visualization tool Gephi has recently updated to version 0.9.1 to fix issues recently discovered with the 0.9.0 update, which was released in December 2015. Improvements in version 0.9.1 include:

  • German localization added to list of languages, which already include English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Czech, Russian, and Japanese
  • New mutual edge filter implemented
  • Import wizard support re-introduced
  • Ability to merge dynamic attributes and timeset when merging parallel edges(image)
  • Adding label properties in Edit mode
  • Click here for list of bug fixes

Gephi was originally covered in the July 8, 2014 Library News.

TicTocs Now JournalTOCs with over 28k Titles


The current awareness service TicTocs has changed its name to JournalTOCs with a new URL. JournalTOCs allows researchers to set up alerts for the latest articles from over 28,000 journal titles. Additional features include:

  • Free login to follow journals
  • Optional email alerts when new issues of followed journals are published
  • Title count includes over 10,000 OA and 11,000 hybrid journals
  • Search for journals by title or ISSN
  • Keyword search for articles
  • Browse title by subject or publisher

JournalTOCs is available from the Library’s Current Awareness page.  


Ebsco STM Source Added to Databases Page


(image) The Library has added Ebsco STM Source to its Databases page. It is available to NOAA & NTIA employees on the Boulder Campus. STM Source is a full-text database concentrated in science, technology, engineering, and medicine. Features include:

  • 6,000 full-text journals, including more than 5,500 peer reviewed
  • Other publications include books, proceedings, reports, and reviews
  • Create login to save, organize, and share searches
  • Export citation to bibliographic management software, including EndNote and Reference Manager

Full-text articles from STM Source are accessible via the Library’s WorldCat Discovery interface.

Web of Science Coverage Now Back to 1900 for NOAA, NTIA Users


The date range for Web of Science access by Boulder Labs NOAA and NTIA users has expanded back to the year 1900. This expanded access includes all formats, such as:

  • Journal articles
  • Proceedings
  • Reviews
  • Book Chapters
  • News items
  • Biographies

As a reminder, the  Data Citation Index trial is still in process. To learn more, see the May 3, 2016 library news.


Say Hello to Patti Marraro, the Library’s New Collection Services Coordinator!


(image) The Boulder Labs Library is pleased to welcome Patti Marraro as Collection Services Coordinator. She has over thirty-four years of experience working in NOAA, twenty-two of them providing a wide array of library services. Prior to becoming Collection Services Coordinator at BLL, Patti was the Technical Information Specialist and a Fishery Biologist at the NOAA Beaufort Laboratory in North Carolina. She earned her Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) from North Carolina Central University in Durham and her undergraduate degrees from Texas A&M University in Galveston

In her spare time, Patti enjoys quilting, traveling, cooking, walking, biking, reading and/or listening to Audible books. She is currently listening to the Outlander series.

OSDC Cloud-Based Data Hosting


Opensciencedatacloud (OSDC) enables researchers to upload, store, share, and analyze scientific datasets on the terabyte and petabyte scales, with the purpose of improving the reproducibility and transparency of research. Features include:

  • Public Data Commons – hosted repository of publicly-available (OA) datasets
  • Specific clouds available to researchers depending on whether they are working with secure or unsecure data
  • Hosted datasets for large projects
  • Training in data science for students via the PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) program, sponsored by the NSF

For researchers interested in contributing data, read the OSDC page on Resources Availability and Allocation.


Data Citation Index - Trial & Training


The Boulder Labs Library is currently running a trial of the Web of Science, Data Citation Index to determine its usefulness and relevance to NOAA & NTIA research. To access the database, in Web of Science, click the drop-down menu next to the “Search” tab, and select “Data Citation Index.” Features include:

  • Over 2 million records
  • Records linked to online datasets hosted by repositories worldwide
  • Date coverage from 1900 - present

To learn more about this new database, please attend the following webinar. It will provide an overview and instruction on use.

  • Time and date:
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 2pm
  • Join by phone:
    1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) 
    1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)(image)
    Access code: 737 594 707

No pre-registration required.

The Boulder Labs Library would appreciate your feedback concerning the Data Citation Index. After using the database, please send your comments to Joan Segal,, x5550.

AIP Introduces New OA Journal


APL Photonics is a new Open Access journal from AIP, covering both theoretical and applied research in all areas in photonics. Features include:

  • Rigorous peer review
  • Types of submissions include articles, letters, and special topics
  • Authors retain copyright through CC BY 4.0 license

Click here for APC’s, and the AIP Guidelines for submitting manuscripts. Since the journal is Open Access, search for the title via WorldCat Discovery, and from the title description click “View Online” to go to the journal’s home page.


Boulder Labs Library Vendor Fair - All Boulder Labs Staff Welcome!



Please join the Boulder Labs Library for a Vendor Fair specifically designed for Boulder Labs staff. Vendor representatives will be on-site to demo their products, and answer your questions.

Come join us for:

  • Clinics on Library resources
  • Promotional items and goodies
  • Food and Coffee

When and where:

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10am-1pm
  • Bldg. 1 Lobby & Main Library,  Rm. 1-1200

IEEE Xplore Adds New Features


IEEE Xplore has recently upgraded its interface with several new features to facilitate more rapid searching and content discovery. New collections have also been added to IEEE Xplore. Features include:

  • Author disambiguation using standardized first name, middle initial, and last name
  • Journal titles displayed without normalization, so that what used to appear as “Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on” now appears as IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing”
  • Altmetrics for shares of IEEE and IET journal articles
  • eLearning courses display date of last review for relevance or accuracy
  • Browse International Classification for Standards (ICS) Codes compiled by ISO for research area headings

Boulder Labs researchers may access IEEE Xplore from the Library’s home page and Databases page.


Natural Earth offers Open Access Map Data


Natural Earth offers Open Access raster and vector map data for creating custom maps. The site is supported by a number of institutions, including the University of Wisconsin—Madison, Florida State University, and the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). Data features include:

  • Data downloads available in large (1:10m), medium (1:50m), and small scales (1:110m)
  • Vector data available as cultural or physical map data
  • Varying types of raster files to suit bandwidth and content focus
  • Gray earth raster data for geographic maps
  • Built-in scale attributes for display at different zoom levels
  • Built-in GIS attributes

Natural Earth also includes a blog and forums for discussing technical issues related to cartography.


Winter Workshops 2016 Slides & Links


The 2016 Winter Workshop series provided by The Boulder Labs Library has concluded. However, you can still take advantage of the valuable learning opportunities these workshops provided via the links listed below. They include slide presented, recordings of the workshops provided and additional training resources.   IEEE Xplore IEEE Xplore Streaming recording link Download Recording Link IEEE Xplore Search VS. Research  (youtube) ResearcherID Slide Presentation (PDF) Training recording 2/9 Training Recording 2/18 Training Videos Web of Science Slide Presentation (PDF) Training Recording 2/11 Training Recording 2/16 Training Videos (Vendor Site) Training Videos (youtube) [...]

Rapid OA Publishing with IEEE Access


IEEE Access is an Open Access, multidisciplinary journal covering all of IEEE's fields of interest. Its first articles were published in 2013. IEEE Access utilizes the “Binary” peer review process, where articles are accepted or rejected upon submission in order to facilitate rapid publishing. Fields of interest include:

  • Aerospace
  • Bioengineering
  • Communication, Networking & Broadcasting
  • Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems
  • Computing & Processing
  • Engineered Materials, Dielectrics & Plasmas
  • Engineering Profession
  • Fields, Waves & Electromagnetics
  • General Topics for Engineers
  • Geoscience
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Photonics & Electro-Optics
  • Power, Energy, & Industry Applications
  • Robotics & Control Systems
  • Signal Processing & Analysis
  • Transportation

IEEE Access utilizes the IEEE Xplore platform. Read the IEEE Author Digital Toolbox for instructions on preparing articles for submission.


New Library Liaison Newsletters Archived for All Divisions


The V. 4, No. 1 Boulder Labs Library Liaison Newsletter is now available on our Library Liaison Newsletters page for all divisions. Featured in the Newsletter:

  • Getting Started on Discovery using keyword searches
  • Sign In to your personal Discovery account
  • Using the A to Z Resource List to find journals, articles, and eBooks
  • Using Advanced Search
  • Search results and item descriptions
  • Using Share and My List options
  • Request items via ILLiad using Discovery
  • New books and eBooks added for your division in 2015

Visit the Library Liaison page for information on contacting your division’s liaison.

Cogent OA Now Up to 15 Titles


Cogent OA, Taylor & Francis’ Open Access platform, has now expanded access to 15 different titles, including: Cogent Arts & Humanities Cogent Biology Cogent Business & Management Cogent Chemistry Cogent Economics & Finance Cogent Education Cogent Engineering Cogent Environmental Science Cogent Food & Agriculture Cogent Geoscience Cogent Mathematics Cogent Medicine Cogent Physics Cogent Psychology Cogent Social Sciences The Cogent OA platform was upgraded in late 2014, covered in the December 11, 2014 Library News, and the Cogent OA launch was covered in the November 6, 2013 Library News. [...]

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene


(image) Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene is an Open Access, interdisciplinary journal focusing on the impact of human activity on natural systems. Elementa is the product of collaboration between CU Boulder, BioOne, Dartmouth, University of Michigan, University of Washington, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Features include:

  • Peer Reviewed
  • Authors can publish under one of six “knowledge domains”:
    • Atmospheric Science
    • Earth & Environmental Science
    • Ecology
    • Ocean Science
    • Sustainable Engineering
    • Sustainability Transitions, i.e. sustainable technology and public policy
  • Governed by CC-BY license
  • Authors also invited to publish in topical Elementa Forums

Elementa was originally featured in the February 20, 2013 Library News in an initial call for submissions, and published its first articles in Dec. 2013. For instructions on submitting and APC’s, review the Elementa guidelines for authors page.

NIST Colloquia on YouTube


NIST provides access to prominent talks from its colloquium series on . To search for specific colloquia, or to find those related to a certain topic or date range, click on the “Filters” drop-down menu. You may narrow your browsing list by Upload date, Type of media, Duration, Features, and Sort by relevance, number of views, or rating. Colloquia include:

NIST also hosts its own YouTube page, where you may find other informative videos posted by NIST on a variety of topics related to cutting-edge issues in science and technology.

Web of Science Training for February


Web of Science will be hosting the following training sessions in the month of February. Pre-registration is required; please ensure that you have Webex Meeting Manager installed on your desktop before you join a session. These training sessions complement the Library’s Winter Workshops 2016 Series.

Wed., February 3, 12:00pm

Tues., February 9, 8:00am

Tues., February 16, 8:00am  (image)

Mon., February 29, 12:00pm

All times are in MST.

Winter Workshops 2016 Series


With the New Year, the Library is rolling out Winter Workshops 2016 series. These webinars will be conveniently accessible from your desktop and no pre-registration is required, so all that is needed is for you to ensure that you have Webex installed prior to joining a session. The IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Insider Tips and What's New The IEEE Client Services team will present two online webinars for NIST and NOAA researchers and engineers. These sessions will improve your ability to find resources via IEEE Xplore, a database of over 3 million items in the areas of computer technology, electrical engineering, remote sensing, and telecommunications. Tuesday, January 26, 10am Thursday, February 4, 2pm ResearcherIDResearcherID is a Web of Knowledge application that allows users to create a unique identifier for their research. This webinar will show you how to use ResearcherID to track your times-cited counts and h-index, and to manage your own publication portfolio via EndNoteWeb. Tuesday, February 9, 10am Thursday, February 18, 2pm Web of ScienceLearn how to build and save searches, select citations for bulk export, analyze citation metrics, and access metrics like the h-index with this primer. Thursday, February 11, 2pm Tuesday, February 16, 10am Books 24x7Enhance your computer and management skills with Books 24x7, which gives you full-text access to over 10,000 eBook titles in areas including: Business & Culture, Databases, Desktop & Office Applications, Graphic Design, Networks & Protocols, Programming, Telecommunications, and Web Development.  Thursday, February 25, 2pm All times listed are in MST. For more information, contact Aric Villarreal,, x3003. [...]

Introduces Omega, New OA Journal


(image) The American Chemical Society (ACS) is introducing a new OA Journal for 2016, ACS Omega. The journal’s focus will be multidisciplinary, including a wide range of articles in the field of chemistry. ACS Omega will begin accepting articles in the Spring of 2016, and will begin to publish in Summer 2016. Other features include:

  • Rigorous peer review
  • International staff of four editors, based in China, India, Europe, and the Americas
  • All published articles will be immediately open access
  • Author submission fee discounts considered for ACS members and authors from low-income countries
  • High visibility

For more about fees, manuscript transfer, and copyright, visit the ACS Author and Reviewer Resource Center.

Learn to Use Library’s New Online Catalog


All Boulder Labs Researchers and staff are invited to attend an informative seminar on using the Library’s new catalog, WorldCat Discovery. The training will demonstrate how to:

  • Create an account in Discovery
  • Search the catalog using basic and advanced features
  • Place holds, recalls and interlibrary loan requests
  • Renew items
  • Find a specific journal or journal article(image)
  • And more

Please join us to learn how to navigate our new system:

  • Monday, January 11, 10-11am, PML 81 1A-116
  • Thursday, January 14, 3-4pm, DSRC GC-402

For more information, contact Aric Villarreal,, x3003.

Calendar Features WorldCat Discovery


Ring in the New Year with the library’s 2016 calendar, featuring at-a-glance information on the Library’s new catalog, WorldCat Discovery.  The calendar also includes all federal holidays in red and pay days in green.  Check your mailbox for the handy 6x9” calendar; they have been distributed to all divisions at The Boulder Labs.  

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Left: calendar front. Right: calendar back. Click for PDF.

Things to Know About the Library’s New Catalog


The following information will help you navigate the Boulder Labs Library’s new WorldCat Discovery catalog:

  • Access the catalog at (please update your bookmarks)
  • The first time you sign into your account, click the set/reset password link and enter your username*.  You will then receive an email telling you how to create a password.  
    • *Your username is your email address before the @ sign, and is all lowercase (for example., the  username for  would be jane.q.doe)
  • Once signed in you can manage your account, including book renewals
  • All emails from the system, such as overdue and availability notices, will be sent from  Please do not delete without reading first.
  • To respond to these emails, forward inquiries to (this information will also be found at the end of each email message.)
  • If you don’t respond to overdue notices in a timely manner,  your account will be assessed fines and blocked from use.  Once the long overdue item is returned or renewed the fines will be waived and the block removed.
  • If you have fines on your account, please contact a library staff member to resolve the issue.


Introducing the New Online Catalog for Boulder Labs


On Tuesday, December 15th, the Boulder Labs Library rolled-out its new online catalog, WorldCat Discovery. To preview the system, link to You will be able to: Access over 1.8 billion items, including items held in-house and at other libraries around the world Search for, and access, full-text journal articles and books in our library’s collection Refine searches using filters for more relevant results Place interlibrary loan and/or hold requests from the catalog Email records, share a permanent record link, and export citations directly to EndNote Sign in to your account to monitor checkout records and holds as well as renew items Create temporary lists of records via “My List,” which can be converted to permanent personal lists after signing in to your account The Boulder Labs Library staff will provide training on the new system in January. This LIVE training seminar will be given twice, so those who are not able to attend one may attend the other: Monday, January 11, 10-11am: PML 81 1A-116 Thursday, January 14, 3-4pm: DSRC GC-402 In the meantime, you can access the following links to learn about using WorldCat Discovery: Written Documentation Maximize Use of the WorldCat Discovery Interface Features Searching WorldCat: Index Quick Reference Webinars: Search in WorldCat Discovery Search in WorldCat Discovery Using Advanced Search Filter Search Results in WorldCat Discovery Interpret the Item Details in WorldCat Discovery Share Items from Search Results in WorldCat Discovery [...]

Dryad Enhances Discoverability while Streamlining Data Submission


Dryad is a non-profit data repository which aims to simplify the data archiving process while maximizing discoverability. Most data contributions are in the areas of biology, medicine, oceanography, and environmental science. Features include:

  • Data is Open Access
    • Download and reuse dictated by Creative Commons
  • Flexibility with regard to submitted data formats
  • Integrates with article submission process of partner journals, easing data archiving process
  • Data linked to corresponding articles
  • Data assigned DOIs so that they can be included in citation metrics
  • Data is searchable via Dryad site and machine-readable
  • Data files may be updated and corrected
  • Files are migrated from older formats for long-term preservation
  • Over 10,000 data packages archived, from over 400 journals

Dryad is curated by North Carolina State University.


NoMaD Repository for Materials Science


The NoMaD (Novel Materials Discovery) Repository contains over 1.2 million data entries related to Materials Science. The repository search page utilizes unique criteria for discovering data, including:

  • Structure
    • System type (image)
    • Crystal system
  • Methodology
    • Code
    • Basis set type
    • Xc treatment
  • Chemical Element
  • Author
  • Data Access
    • Restricted (up to 3 year embargo)
    • Open Access

The NoMaD is currently developing NoMaD CoE (Center of Excellence), which will offer an expanded suite of tools for data analysis, and will be based on the current NoMaD Repository database. NoMaD is based out of Europe and funded by the Max Planck Society. It is currently registered with re3data, which was covered in the September 2, 2015 Library News.

Back Issues of Five Journals Now Available via Portico


The back issues of five journal titles are now available on the Library’s E-Journals page. These journals are hosted on the Portico E-Journal Preservation Service, of which the Library is a participant. The titles are:

Nature Communications - All Open Access  Starting January 2016


(image) Nature Communications began transitioning to Open Access at the end of 2014, by publishing all new article submissions via the Open Access model. The older content remained subscription based.  Starting in January 2016, however, Nature Communications will become a fully Open Access journal with all content freely accessible online. This change means:

  • No more site license option , since all content will be freely available
  • Content published under default CC-BY license, alternative CC licenses by request
  • Authors permitted to archive final PDF version of their article on a website or repository immediately following publication

For more information, visit the Nature Communications about page. Nature Communications was originally covered in the November 19, 2014 Library News.

New for Web of Science Users: Emerging Sources Citation Index


Starting November 8, Web of Science Core Collection Subscribers will have access to Emerging Sources Citation Index. ESCI will empower the ability to see the largest collection of high quality peer-reviewed, scholarly literature possible with over 1,100 (image) journals currently indexed and more to come. This release deepens Web of Science coverage of regional content and exposes new, important content making it searchable, discoverable, and countable. Learn more today!


ThomsonReuters Announces 2015 Citation Laureates, including NIST Fellow


ThomsonReuters, the publishers of Web of Science, have released the results of their first ever Citation Laureates: People’s Choice Poll. ThomsonReuters conducted a poll of researchers who use its databases to establish a list of Citation Laureates, those likely to be nominated for the Nobel Prize based on the impact of their work in the past year. The People’s Choice Poll is (image) voluntary and represents a wide cross-section of the research community, whereas Nobel Laureates are selected by committee; for 2015, none of the People’s Choice Poll winners have been nominated for the Nobel Prize. Poll results pull from the same categories as those for the Nobel Prize:

  • Physiology/Medicine
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Economics

Deborah S. Jin of NIST Quantum Physics Division 689/JILA has been named under the Physics category for her work on atomic gasses at ultra-cold temperatures and the development of the first fermionic condensate.

The Right to Research Coalition


The Right to Research Coalition is an organization of students at the undergraduate and graduate level that advocates for widespread adoption of the Open Access publishing model. The RRC site contains resources for advocacy, including:

  • Handouts/Posters(image)
  • Videos
  • Slides
  • Speakers’ Database
  • Open research
  • Opportunities to petition for non-partisan legislation

Recommendations for OA advocacy for individuals, organizations, student government bodies, professors, and librarians.

2015 Nobel Prizes for Physics, Chemistry Announced


The 2015 Nobel Laureates for the fields of Physics and Chemistry have been announced. Laureates include: Physics, split prize "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass": Takaaki Kajita - University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan Arthur B. McDonald - Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada Chemistry, split prize "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair": Tomas Lindahl - Francis Crick Institute, Hertfordshire, UK and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, UK Paul Modrich - Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Durham, NC, USA and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA Aziz Sancar - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Credit: nobel_prizes/physics/ [...]

NIST Now Has Access to ASTM Standards


NIST Employees now have direct access to ASTM publication via the ASTM Compass site. Publications include:

  • Standards
  • Journals(image)
  • Data Series
  • Special Technical Publications
  • Proceedings
  • Bulletins

Users can access ASTM Compass on-site from a NIST computer, or through VPN if off-site.

Live Training Sessions on Web of Science for October


Web of Science is offering more live online training sessions for the month of October. All Boulder Labs researchers are invited to join.

Sessions include:

Mon., October 5, 12:00 PM

Wed., October 7, 12:00 PM
Mon., October 12, 12:00 PM
Fri., October 16, 8:00 AM

When registering, specify “Denver, GMT-06:00” for your time zone, and ensure that you have WebEx software installed.

Create Your Own OA Repository with Zenodo


Zenodo allows researchers to build their own scientific repository by uploading their work and that of their research groups. Zenodo uses Invenio, the same software used by the CERN Data Center, to safely store documents. Features include: Free registration with varying options: Create login using Zenodo site Use GitHub Use ORCID Curate community contributions by sending upload links to collaborating researchers Accept or reject submitted research Documents feature altmetric score indicating mentions via blog or social media Contributors may specify whether licence will be Creative Commons or other type, depending on desired access level All submitted documents assigned DOI Supports data harvesting using OAI-PMH protocol Simple search box with filter Types of documents include articles, posters, presentations, datasets, images, multimedia, software, and courses Researchers from all scientific fields invited to upload [...]

OpenAIRE Connects You to OA Institutions, Documents, Data


OpenAIRE is an initiative funded by the European Union to connect Open Access scientific repositories and institutions throughout Europe. The OpenAIRE search platform provides access to:

  • Publications including journal articles, books, and dissertations
  • Datasets in all formats
  • Funded Projects
  • Organizations including non-profits, private enterprises, and research organizations
  • Institutional repositories and archives

(image) Though most of the participating repositories and institutions are located in Europe, over 700,000 English-language scientific documents are available via OpenAIRE.

NOAA Central Library Presents Series of Sessions on EndNote


The NOAA Central Library will be hosting an online seminar on EndNote bibliographic management software. It will consist of a single session repeated throughout the months of October and November. EndNote Fast Start for NOAA (1-hour, 30 min) Presented by Donna Kirking of ThomsonReuters Learn how to use EndNote X7 to: Import references from databases Insert references into documents using Cite While You Write Store, organize, and share citations Create bibliographies instantly Dates/Times in MST (click links to register): Tuesday, October 6, 12:00pm Thursday, October 22, 2:00pm Thursday, November 12, 12:00pm Thursday, November 19, 2:00pm Please ensure that you have webex installed on your desktop prior to taking a session. Even though this is hosted by the NOAA Central Library, all Boulder Labs employees interested in using EndNote X7 are welcome to register. [...]

IEEE Collaboratec Offers Full Suite of Tools for Networking, Collaboration, Authorship


IEEE Recently introduced Collaboratec, a platform for researchers to network, collaborate, and manage research projects. Features include:

  • Create free IEEE account, or use existing account from IEEE Xplore
  • Manage personal profile
    • Export citations from IEEE Xplore to build personal library
    • Keep track of research contributions
    • Network with other Collaboratec members based on research or geographical area
  • Join and manage research groups for collaboration
  • Use Collaboratec’s suite of bibliographic management tools to collect, manage and share citations to author research documents
  • Enhanced features for IEEE members, including search, collaboration and grade badges


Over 1,200 repositories indexed by


The Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data) indexes over 1,200 data repositories, providing a global registry of research data repositories from different academic disciplines. Features include:

  • Browse by subject, content type, country(image)
  • Search with filters for:
    • Subject
    • Content type
    • Country
    • Certificate
    • Open access
    • Persistent identifier
  • Repository entries include:
    • General information
    • Institutions contributing data
    • Terms of use
    • Standards for documentation and retrieval
    • Keyword tags linking to listing of repositories sharing keyword
  • Supports the retrieval of datasets via Application Programming Interface (API)

Databib, which was covered in the July 30, 2014 Library News, has merged with re3data. DataCite, which was covered in the June 25, 2014 Library News, now manages the consolidated re3data platform.

New OA Journal Accepting Submissions: Data Science and Engineering


Data Science and Engineering is a new OA journal from Springer covering the fields of data science and engineering, with a particular focus on the theory and practice of “big” data extraction and management. Features include:

  • Interdisciplinary with regard to approaches to analyzing big data
  • Peer reviewed
  • Rapid publication
  • Accepts submissions for original research, briefs, and critical reviews
  • Published under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 2.0)

Article-processing charges are sponsored; therefore, authors do not pay any fees.

Library Adds New Elsevier Journals, Drops Others


Due to usage patterns of Elsevier journals, the Library has added five new titles, and dropped five others. Back issues of the dropped journals are still available via the Library’s E-Journals page, but stop in 2014 or the first issue of 2015. If you need an article to which we no longer have access, it can be obtained via Interlibrary Loan. Added Journals: Aeolian Research V. 1 (2009) - Present Carbon V. 33 (1995) - Present Corrosion Science V. 37 (1995) - Present International Journal of Fatigue V. 17 (1995) - Present Progress in Oceanography V. 35 (1995) - Present Dropped Journals: Digital Signal Processing V. 5 (1995) - V. 36 (2015) Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids V. 56 (1995) - V. 75 (2014) Microelectronics Reliability V. 35 (1995) - V. 54 (2014) Planetary and Space Science V. 43 (1995) - V. 105 (2015) January 1999 - Present Signal Processing V. 41 (1995) - V. 105 (2014) [...]

Wiley Online Library CAPTCHA Stops Mass Downloads


The Wiley Online Library has added CAPTCHA challenges for large-scale article downloading, in order to deter potential security risks caused by hackers. Details include:

  • CAPTCHA challenge is triggered when attempting to download 25 or more articles at once
  • Once the challenge is completed, you may continue downloading additional articles up to 25 at a time
  • You may download up to 100 articles per 24-hour period

August Desktop Training Sessions for Web of Science


Web of Science is offering desktop training sessions for the month of August. These sessions are open to all users, not just Boulder Labs researchers. To register for a specific session, click on the date/time link listed: (All times given in Mountain Standard) WEB OF SCIENCE: BASIC SEARCH AND NAVIGATION Tues., August 4, 8:00 AM WEB OF SCIENCE: ORGANIZATION NAME SEARCHING Thurs., August 6, 12:00 PM WEB OF SCIENCE: AUTHOR SEARCHING USING NAMES OR AUTHOR IDENTIFIERS Tues., August 11, 12:00 PM   JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS Wed., August 19, 8:00 AM   ESSENTIAL SCIENCE INDICATORS Thurs., August 20, 9:00 AM   ENDNOTE ONLINE FOR WEB OF SCIENCE USERS Thurs., August 20, 12:00 PM   INCITES BENCHMARKING & ANALYTICS: AN INTRODUCTION Wed., August 26, 12:00 PM Pre-registration is required. Specify “Denver, GMT-06:00” for your time zone, then follow the prompts to register and receive a confirmation e-mail. Please ensure that you have WebEx software installed prior to joining a session. [...]

Construction In and Around the Library


(image) Starting the week of July 27th and running through mid-October, NIST will be doing renovations in and around the Main Library (Bldg. 1 Rm 1200) to replace the old steam heating system. The project will be completed in two phases, starting with removal of asbestos in the hallway and ending with replacement of the steam pipes within the Main Library.

How this may affect you:

  • During the removal of asbestos from the hallway (Phase 1):
    • The main door to the Library will be closed.  
    • Library users will need to enter via the exterior door on the south side of the lobby, and use the first door on the right to enter the Library.  
    • EMSS will provide directional signs in the lobby.
  • During the replacement of the steam pipes in the Main Library (Phase 2):
    • It will be a construction zone within the Library, and may be noisy.
    • There will be short periods of time when access to a specific range of books or journals is unavailable for use.

If at anytime during the construction you are unable to get to an item you need, please let the library staff know. We will work with the construction crew to ensure you receive the materials as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Segal,, x5550

IEEE Xplore Celebrates 15 Years


Launched in 2000, IEEE Xplore is celebrating 15 years as an online database. Since 2000, over 1 billion documents have been downloaded from IEEE Xplore, and the database has expanded from:

  • 100 journal titles in 2000 to over 200 today
  • 350 conference titles to 1,400
  • 77,000 papers published per year to over 225,000
  • 350,000 article records to over 3,650,000
  • 533,000 total documents to 3,650,000
  • 11 million downloads per year to 100 million

IEEE Xplore includes documents in engineering, physics (including geophysics), and telecommunications, with coverage from 1988 to the present, and select articles back to 1952. It is available from the Library’s Databases page.


Wiley Adopts ReadCube Format, Combining Best of PDF and HTML


Wiley Online Library recently adopted ReadCube for article viewing, supplementing PDF and HTML formats already in place. The advantage of ReadCube is to combine the readability and cross-platform consistency of PDF with the functionality of HTML. Features include: In-line links Attached supplements Author names link out Figure viewer Altmetrics Links to related articles Highlighting tools Comment tools Save in ReadCube library Downloadable apps to fine-tune functionality Share with other researchers To use the ReadCube option, from an article abstract in a Wiley journal under library subscription, click the PDF link. A pop-up box will appear, giving you the option to choose “Standard PDF” or “Enhanced PDF.” Clicking Enhanced PDF will give you the ReadCube view. If the “Enhanced PDF” option will not appear, then your browser does not support ReadCube. Click here for a list of minimal supported browser versions. also adopted ReadCube, which was covered in the June 3, 2015 Library News. [...]

Library News - Save a Piece of Your History


Ever wish you could have a catalog card to document the first book or technical report you authored, or to memorialize a favorite work, author, or subject? Well, now you can! The Boulder Labs Library is preparing to recycle its historic card catalog (for items received through July 1994). Framed catalog cards would make unique retirement gifts.

(image) If you are interested, please stop by the Main Library (Bldg1 - 1200) anytime before Thursday, July 23rd and take as many cards as you like. If you are unable to make it to the library, send your request to and we will send the card(s) to you via interoffice mail.  

For questions, please contact Mike Robinson (x5569) or Aric Villarreal (x3003).

DOAJ Seal for OA Journals Committed to High Standards in Publishing


The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) recently introduced a seal for journals that display the best publishing practices. The seal is displayed alongside a journal title listed in DOAJ, and has nothing to do with the quality of content in journal articles themselves. Instead, DOAJ decides which titles are given the seal once they meet criteria related to a journal’s degree of “openness,” which includes:

  • Accessibility – degree of reader rights, i.e. full free open access to all articles vs. embargoes, pay-per-view fees, OA for select articles, etc.(image)
  • Discoverability – permanent identifiers like DOI, and article-level machine-readable metadata
  • Reuse – covered by CC BY, CCBY-SA, or CC BY-NC license
  • Author Rights – whether an author retains unrestricted copyright

DOAJ was originally featured in the March 27, 2013 Library News.

Check out our Little Free Library


The Boulder Labs Library has established a “Little Free Library” at its Branch location in DSRC 2C-407. Little Free Libraries are gathering places where communities share their favorite books with others. Please join us in reading and donating books of general interest, including fiction.

  • Located in the wooden bookshelf on south wall of the Branch Library
  • Based on honor system, not part of Library’s circulation system
  • Take a book, or leave a book


New Books List Now Monthly


New Books List Now Monthly

The Library is now releasing its New Books list on a monthly basis as opposed to weekly. Changes include:

  • New books can be checked out as soon as they are available
  • Items shelved immediately with the rest of the collection
  • Each month, new books are announced on the Library’s New Books page
  • (image) Patrons may still place a hold on items, from New Books page
  • In effect for both Main and Branch location

For further information, please contact the Main Library, x3271.

Next Week: Don’t Miss These Desktop Webinars! Summer Students Welcome!


Following up on our Winter Workshops series, the library is offering two webinars on the Web of Science interface and EndNote that you can access from your desktop. Both webinars will be geared toward this summer’s visiting students. Joining each desktop session is easy -- follow the instructions below: Web of Science Introduction – Monday, June 15, 2pm. Learn how to get the most out of Web of Science with this primer. Topic: Web of Science-NOAA Host: Kristen Faeth Date: Monday, June 15, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Session number: 734 682 776 Session password: training To join the training session 1. Go to 2. Enter your name and email address. 3. Enter the session password: training 4. Click "Join Now". 5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link To join the session by phone only To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208 Global call-in numbers: Show toll-free dialing restrictions: Access code: 734 682 776 EndNote Desktop and Online Basics – Wednesday, June 17, 2pm. Find out how to upload, store, share, and download citations in this introduction to EndNote and the cloud-based EndNote Online platform. Topic: EndNote-NOAA Host: Kristen Faeth Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, G[...]

Nature Allows Article Sharing and Annotation


Nature now allows you to share and annotate articles using a special reader called “Read Cube.” When viewing an article in any Nature journal under library subscription, click the PDF link at the top of the page. A pop-up will appear, giving you the option between “PDF” and “Read Cube.” Choosing “Read Cube” will bring you to a reader where you may open a sidebar to use these functions:

  • Share via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or LinkedIn
  • View abstract
  • Take notes
  • View references, which are linked to cited article abstracts
  • NOTE: Read Cube provides read-only access.  Articles cannot be copied, printed or downloaded

Choosing “PDF” from the pop-up will bring you to the standard PDF version of the article, where you may copy, print, or download but not share or have access to any of the other functions specific to Read Cube.


    1. Select "PDF" in article abstract


    2. Select "Read Cube" in popup



    3. Read Cube with sidebar

Enhance Your Research Career with Elsevier Publishing Campus


Elsevier Publishing Campus offers free online resources related to publishing and career planning. Upon free registration, researchers have access to online training courses, networking, tools, and advice, grouped under these “Colleges”: College of Skills Training – online lectures and interactive courses on improving writing skills, and familiarizing yourself with the peer review process College of Big Ideas – blogs, webinars, articles, discussions, and live events on the latest developments in publishing College of Networking – tools and advice for online and face-to-face networking, managing blogs, and raising the visibility of your research College of Research Solutions – free tools for finding relevant research, annotation, bibliographic management, and metrics College of Career Planning – training videos on starting a research career, choosing a career path or specialty, finding employment, and work-life balance College of Recommended Organizations – links to organizations devoted to supporting research careers The login for Elsevier Publishing Campus is distinct from any other Elsevier login you may have. [...]

Chemistry Central—New Open Access Chemistry Platform


Springer hosts Chemistry Central, an Open Access platform devoted specifically to chemistry. The platform hosts journal titles covering all areas of chemistry. Features include:

  • Gold open access – articles free to use online, with publishing fee for authors
  • Author retains copyright under Creative Commons Attribution License
  • OA articles published in digital archives worldwide for long-term preservation
  • Download statistics maintained by platform
  • Free registration for:
    • saved searches
    • search alerts
    • email article delivery
    • comment on articles
    • submit manuscripts

Instructions for article submission available from the publisher’s website.


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The Optical Society of America (OSA) has upgraded its platform in order to facilitate search and discovery of content, as well as increase overall ease of use. The name of the platform has been updated from Optics InfoBase to OSA Publishing. New features include: Enhanced search capabilities, such as refine by date, title, and author Mobile-friendly layout Citation alerts Citation metrics OSA publications covered by the Library’s subscription include: Advances in Optics and Photonics V. 1 (2009) - Present Applied Optics V. 1 (1962) - Present Applied Spectroscopy V. 6 (1951) - Present Journal of the Optical Society of America (JOSA). A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision V. 1 (1984) - Present Journal of the Optical Society of America (JOSA). B, Optical Physics V. 1 (1984) - Present Optica V. 1 (2014) - Present Optics and Photonics News V. 13 (2002) - Present Optics Express V. 1 (1997) - Present Optics Letters V. 1 (1977) - Present [...]

Desktop Access to Web of Knowledge, ebrary Training Tutorials


The publishers of Web of Science and ebrary offer pre-recorded tutorials in the form of short instructional videos that you can view from your desktop. If you have not had the opportunity to attend Winter Workshops 2015, these tutorials allow you to brush up on the latest developments in ebrary and various Web of Knowledge applications. Web of Knowledge Web of Science interface EndNote Online ResearcherID InCites Inspec ebrary Additionally, Kristen Faeth of ThomsonReuters forwarded her slide shows for the InCites and Web of Science sessions hosted by the library in March: Web of Knowledge InCites, from Tuesday, March 17 -- slide show, recorded presentation Web of Science Interface, from Thursday, March 19 -- slide show, recorded presentation [...] Features New Search Functionality, Exciting Upgrades


Nature Publishing Group (NPG) recently upgraded the search function for NPG also discontinued its saved search function as part of the upgrades, and has been alerting all users who have signed up for search alerts about the change. Enhancements include:

  • Expedited search results
  • About 2000 subject pages added, each of which features:
    • Links to news, views and commentary from NPG publications related to subject
    • Family tree diagram displaying links to related subject pages
    • Research and reviews from NPG publications, which include links to related subject pages
    • Search results lists that also link to subject pages
    • RSS and ATOM feeds
    • Login to manage subject-related e-alerts


SciDetect Can Unmask Fake Scientific Papers


SciDetect, a new software program designed to detect fraudulent scientific papers was developed by Springer and Universite Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France. It was created after Springer discovered it had published 18 fake articles generated by SCIgen in February 2014. The program scans XML and PDF files and compares them with pre-existing bogus scientific papers to detect automatically generated text. Features include: Open Source Discovers fraudulent papers automatically generated by such programs as SCIgen, Mathgen, and Physgen Capable of scanning large volumes of text A basic stand-alone version is available for free download. [...]

Heliyon: A New, Innovative OA Journal Accepting Submissions


Heliyon is a new interdisciplinary Open Access journal published by Elsevier. Heliyon’s platform is community-driven, and is designed to evolve and improve based on researcher feedback. Features include: Covers all disciplines (including areas of science) Uses Streamlined and transparent publication process Authors are alerted at every stage Article submissions are paired with appropriate editors using data supplied by Scopus to expedite the peer review process Employs smart technology to enhance article discovery, including semantic indexing Authors have choice of publishing under either CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND license Heliyon’s homepage went live on March 31. For information on article submission, visit Heliyon’s guidelines page. For information on fees and licensing, visit the open access page. [...]

Blogger Finds Poor Privacy Practices for Ranking STM Journals


Blogger Eric Hellman surveyed 20 top-ranked scientific and medical journals and found that 16 use trackers to collect browsing behavior which is then used by advertising networks. Hellman assigned grades to the journals depending on how publishers approach user privacy: A (Pass) – Excellent privacy. No journals. B (Pass)  – Two journals use a social sharing widget that allows for privacy. Both journals are published by the American Physical Society: Review of Modern Physics--Tracked by Google Analytics. No advertising networks and allows HTTPS, but also allows insecure connections Physical Review Letters C (Pass)  – Two journals use insecure networks but do not send cookies to ad networks. “C” constitutes an “acceptable” mark, according to Hellman Annual Review of Immunology--No advertising networks, but only allows insecure connections. Tracked by Google Analytics Annual Review of Biochemistry--No advertising networks, but only allows insecure connections. Tracked by Google Analytics D (Fail) – One publication allows tracking by ad networks: Science F (Fail) – 15 journals expose users to tracking by ad networks, force insecure connection (see blog post for specific information on each title): PLoS One Journal of Biological Chemistry Quarterly Journal of Economics Chemical Communications Physical Review Letters, which received a grade of B. Journal of the American Chemical Society Chemical Reviews CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians Cell Angewandte Chemie - International Edition Nature Genetics Nature Nature Reviews Genetics Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology New England Journal of Medicine Hellman voices concern with how ad networks might use browsing information; for instance insurance companies could target users for premium hikes. [...]

NSF Introduces Plan to Make Funded Research Publicly Accessible


The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently introduced a new data management plan to make research funded by NSF awards publicly accessible. Titled “Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries,” the plan outlines requirements for funded articles in peer-reviewed publications, including: Deposited in NSF-designated repository Free public access within one year after publication Metadata record must be free-of-charge and possess minimum set of machine-readable elements Curation for long-term preservation During the award period, must be accounted for in annual and final reviews with identifier linking to full text and metadata record NSF is presently engaging research communities on implementing the new plan; in the meantime its current plan will remain unaltered. [...]

American Meteorological Society (AMS) Introduces 23/5 Talks



Using a TED Talk format, The “23/5 Talks” feature guest speakers presenting fresh perspectives on weather, climate, and water-related issues. The talks were introduced at the AMS  Annual Meeting in January, and were named after the Earth’s axial tilt of 23.5 degrees. AMS maintains a 23/5 Talks page featuring embedded videos of all four of this year’s talks, including:

  • UCAR representative Sheldon Drobot on solutions to driving in adverse weather
  • Marshall Shepard on the persistence of climate change skepticism
  • Kristen Averyt on the energy used for water reclamation in the Western US
  • David Kenny on decision-making with Big Data in atmospheric science

Elsevier Offers Data-Sharing Options for Materials Science Journals


Elsevier now gives researchers expanded opportunities to share and reuse data in its materials science journals. Data sharing options include: Interactive Plots -- authors share data point files for re-use in graphic representations Open Data -- authors contribute raw data that can be downloaded and re-used with CC-BY permissions Data in Brief, an OA journal where authors submit supplementary analysis about the data they produce Journals on the Library’s E-Journals page featuring these data-sharing options include: Acta Materialia V. 44 (1996) - Present Materials Science and Engineering A V. 190 (1995) - Present Materials Science and Engineering B V. 29 (1995) - Pre Scripta Materialia V. 34 (1996) - Present [...]

350th Anniversary of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society


Royal Society Motto: "Nullius in Verba" -- "Take Nobody's Word for It!" The first issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society was published on March 6th, 1665. At 350 years old, the publication is a pioneer in scientific publishing and peer review. The Philosophical Transactions has published a number of landmark papers, including: 1672 – Sir Isaac Newton’s study of the nature of light and color 1752 – Benjamin Franklin’s investigation into the nature of lightning by flying a kite in a storm 1794 – The first recognized woman scientist, Caroline Herschel, discovering a comet 1970 -- Stephen Hawking’s early work on the nature of black holes Read more about the history of Philosophical Transactions here. The Royal Society will provide free access to all of its journals through the end of March. Journals available from Library’s E-Journals page include: Icarus V. 113 (1995) - Present Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences V. 329 (1990) - 3 years ago Philosophical Transactions: Mathemetical Physical and Engineering Sciences V. 354 (1996) - Present V. 332 (1990) - 3 years ago (Physical Sciences and Engineering) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London V. 66 (1776) - V. 177 (1886) (Split into A and B below) V. 13 (1683) - V. 65 (1775) (Philosophical Transactions) V. 1 (1665) - V. 12 (1678) (Philosophical Transactions) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. A V. 354 (1996) - Present (Mathemetical Physical and Engineering Sciences) V. 332 (1990) - 3 years ago (Physical Sciences and Engineering) V. 234 (1934) - V. 331 (1990) (Mathematical and Physical Sciences) V. 187 (1896) - V. 233 (1934) (Containing Papers of a Mathematical or Physical Ch[...]

Introducing Winter Workshops 2015


As winter winds down, the Library invites all Boulder Labs researchers to our third annual Winter Workshops, featuring webinars on up-to-date interfaces for the Library’s databases and citation-management tools. The Winter Workshops 2015 schedule includes: ebrary Search, Find, and Use Make full use of the new ebrary interface to search, find, and access ebook content. Tuesday , March 10, 2-3pm, DSRC 2A-305 Tuesday , April 7, 2-3pm, 1-1107 ebrary Download and Mobile Discover how to download partial or whole titles and how to optimize access for mobile devices. Thursday, March 12, 10-11am, DSRC 2A305 Thursday, April 9, 10-11am, 1-1107 Web of Knowledge InCites This tool enables you to visualize citation data, in order  to analyze and compare research output from institutions around the world. Tuesday, March 17, 2-3pm, PML 81 1A-116 Web of Science Interface Learn how to get the most out of Web of Science in this webinar for beginners and experienced users. Thursday, March 19, 2-3pm PML 81 1A-116 EndNote Online Find out how to upload, store, share, and download citations to Word documents using this cloud-based  version of EndNote. Tuesday , March 24, 2-3pm, PML 81 1A-116 For more information, contact Aric Villarreal,, x3003. [...]

Library to Introduce New ILLiad Webpage—Training Session, Thursday, March 5


The Library will roll out a new ILLiad Request webpage on Monday, March 2. The updated interface will make it easier to submit a request, track its progress, and manage an item once you receive it. Mike Robinson will give a training session on using the new page. Session details:

  • Thursday, March 5, 10-10:45AM, PML 81 1A-116(image)

This session will be helpful for both new and experienced ILLiad users, and is open to all Boulder Labs personnel. For more information, contact Mike Robinson,, x5569.

ACS on Campus Coming to CU Boulder, Feb 23 & 24


ACS on Campus will be coming to CU Boulder next week to host a series of informative workshops and seminars for students in all areas of science. Professional scientists will find ACS on Campus useful, as well, to stay up-to-date on publishing practices and ACS applications. This free two-day event includes:Location: University of Colorado Boulder University Memorial Center, The Gallery 1669 Euclid Avenue Boulder, Colorado 80309 Monday, February 23, 4-6pm: Special lecture by Professor Elena Jakubikova, North Carolina State University—“Toward Computational Design of Iron-Based Chromophores for Solar Energy Conversion” Science Café networking event Tuesday, February 24 from 8:30am to 12:30pm Seminar on scholarly publishing basics and ethics ACS Chemworks demonstration Master SciFinder seminar Complimentary breakfast Raffle All wishing to attend must register online.   [...]

Access Non-Subscription Wiley Journal Articles Using Tokens


(image) The Boulder Labs Library has pre-paid for 100 tokens from the Wiley Article Select Program, which enables you to access articles from Wiley journals not covered by our subscriptions (i.e. they are not featured on our E-Journals page). How it works:

  • Tokens good for journal articles from 1997-present
  • Token grants 24-hour access to one article, during which time you may view, download, or print the selected item
  • Click on full-text icon of article from non-subscription journal, and select “Confirm” option on pop-up screen
  • Make sure article is of interest prior to clicking “Confirm”, as once clicked the Library’s token account is charged.
  • Must access on-site or via VPN (remote access) if off-site

The Library is testing the Article Select Program for 2015. If it provides cost-effective access to low use journals, we will renew for 2016.

Access the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein from Princeton University


The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein are fully accessible online from an archive hosted by Princeton University. The papers are divided into thirteen volumes, and include:(image)

  • Scientific Writings
  • Letters
  • Cumulative Index
  • English translations of all writings and letters

All of the archive’s documents are downloadable via an e-reader.

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Wiley Online Library Offers Multilingual Training on its Products


The Wiley Online Library features training for researchers who wish to learn more about its products and use them effectively. Training includes: Self-paced tutorials in several different languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Chinese Workshops offered remotely by a live presenter (must register and have Webex installed) User Guides in PDF, also in several different languages Wiley products include both subscription and OA titles available via the library’s E-Journals page, as well as the IEEE-Wiley E-Book Library, accessible from our Home Page. [...]

Open-Access Articles Easier to Find Via Taylor & Francis Platform


Taylor & Francis Online features a new tab that makes it easier for you to locate Open Access articles in any of its hybrid* and full Open-Access journals. From the Taylor and Francis Online home page, click the Open Access tab at top, which takes you to the T&F Open Access Page. You may then select from these three tabs on the menu bar at right to find journals with Open Access content: Open Journals – List of journal titles on Taylor & Francis Open Open Select – Information on hybrid journals Cogent OA – Line of Open Access journals welcoming original research in broad scientific disciplines, covered in the November 6, 2013 and December 11, 2014 Library News Once you find a journal, click “Open Access Articles” from the tab bar on the left-hand side of the journal’s home page . The journal’s Open Access articles will be listed in reverse chronological order. *Hybrid journals are subscription titles with a Gold Open Access option for authors.           Left: Open Access tab from T&F Online home page. Right: Open Access Articles tab on homepage of journal Advances in Physics       [...]

New Springer Open Access Journal: Ecological Processes


Ecological Processes is a new Open Access journal through SpringerOpen that accepts research from a broad range of scientific disciplines on the study of ecological systems. Features of the journal include: Peer-reviewed Interdisciplinary focus on the study of ecosystem processes, such as: Biological Chemical Physical Hydrological For information on article processing charges (APC’s) and peer review, visit the About Ecological Processes page. Ecologcial Processes is available via the Library’s E-Journals page. [...]

2014: Year in Review


With 2014 behind us, science publications have published their lists of the most newsworthy stories of the previous year: Galaxy Messier 82, featured in ScienceDaily's "Ten Exciting Astronomy Stories from 2014" Nature Nature’s 10 people who mattered this year 2014 Editors’ Choice The Year in science special New Scientist 2014 review: The most awesome stories of the year Popular Science The 2014 Brilliant Ten Science Breakthrough of the Year: The top 10 scientific achievements of 2014 The top 10 science images of 2014 The top 10 science news stories of 2014 The most popular ScienceInsiders of 2014 ScienceDaily Ten exciting astronomy stories from 2014 Science News Online Favorites of 2014 Ebola, Rosetta, e-cigarettes and more top stories of 2014 ScienceWatch (ThomsonReuters) Watched in 2014 Research Fronts 2014: The Latest Look At Science's Hottest Fields Scientific American Top 10 Science Stories of 2014 Smithsonian The Top 12 Ocean Stories That Made Waves in 2014 The Scientist Top 10 Innovations 2014 Top Science Scandals of 2014 The Top 10 Retractions of 2014 Wired Our Most Popular Science Image Galleries of 2014 [...]

Our New Calendar is Here!


(image) (image) The Library’s 2015 calendar has been distributed via interoffice mail to all divisions at The Boulder Labs. This year's calendar is completely redesigned and features at-a-glance information on ResearcherID, ORCID, and Google Scholar Citations. Like previous Library calendars, the 2015 edition is a handy 6x9”, for easy reference on your desktop. If you have not received your calendar by Jan 1, please contact the Library, x3271.

Journal Assumes New Title


In 2015, Naturwissenschaften: The Science of Nature will become The Science of Nature: Naturwissenschaften. The publisher changed the title to reflect the journal's more international outlook. The journal is just over 100 years old, with these features:

  • Monthly
  • Multidisciplinary, with focus in the biological and life sciences
  • Contributions from other disciplines are also welcome
  • Research includes reviews, articles, communications, and comments
  • Springer’s flagship science journal

(image) Once the name change officially occurs, the journal will be listed on the Library’s E-Journals page as The Science of Nature: Naturwissenschaften, under the section for the letter ‘S’.

IOP Offers Article-Level Metrics for 36 Journal Titles


IOP Publishing has made article-level metrics available for 36 journals published on the IOPscience platform, starting from October 2012. Data being included in metrics includes: Full-text article downloads totaled from both PDF and HTML If an article has a video abstract, views of the video are counted Citation counts from CrossRef, Pubmed Central, Google Scholar and Nature Blog Shares and bookmarks in Mendeley, CiteULike, and Connotea, with more social media usage to be added in the future Altmetrics are part of IOP’s ongoing Article Evolution project. For the list of journals on the project, which also includes the journals currently using article-level metrics, click here. [...]

Cogent OA with New Platform


Cogent OA, the Open Access publisher under Taylor & Francis, has recently launched a new platform. Features include:

  • Simplified interface
  • “Faceted browsing” feature displays links to articles representing all fields of research on home page
  • Authors able to add video abstracts
  • Authors able to add profile, social media information, and supplemental materials
  • Twitter updates on Cogent OA news and new articles

(image) Cogent OA was originally featured in the November 6, 2013 Library News.

Data Management Support with DataONE


DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth) provides cyberinfrastructure and data management support for institutions involved in developing their own open access repositories for hosting Earth observation data. Services include: An interface to search for data hosted by participating repositories worldwide Support for working groups on various aspects of data management Tools for using or contributing data in DataONE Guidelines for Best Practices on curating data through its entire life cycle Searchable Software Tools Catalog for data managers Developer resources, including architecture documentation and a code repository DataONE is currently supported by grants from the NSF. [...]

Nature’s Top 100 Papers of All Time


Nature has released a study of the 100 most highly-cited science papers of all time. These were determined from citation counts in Web of Science (WoS) for roughly 58 million items. Results of the study include: 12,199 citations is the minimum required to rank in the top 100 The top 6 papers are in the field of biological laboratory methods 14,499 papers in WoS have more than 1,000 citations Half of the items in WoS have been cited once, or have no citations at all Nature also evaluated Google Scholar Rankings and found that two-thirds of Google’s top 100 cited works are books, and that one-third of the top 100 journal articles differ from those identified by Web of Science, with more entries representing the fields of economics and psychology. [...]

Nature Communications New Open Access Model


On October 20th, 2014 Nature Communications started its transition to become a fully open access journal. All papers submitted on or after the 20th will require authors to pay an article processing charge (APC), and will be openly accessible on the journals website once published. Papers published or submitted prior to that date will remain on the subscription model throughout 2015. Nature Communications is the first Nature-branded journal to become open access. Benefits include: All articles published on CC BY License Higher visibility and impact for articles Peer review Current Impact Factor of 10.742 Multidisciplinary focus, accepting research in all scientific areas Click here for information on article submission and here for information on APCs. [...]

Altmetrics 101: how to make the most of supplementary impact metrics


Friday, Nov. 21, 10am, Precision Measurement Building (PMB), 1A116 Come see this LIVE seminar on the benefit of altmetrics with visiting presenter Stacy Konkiel of Learn how the nature of research is changing Discover altmetrics, a new means to measure the impacts of scholarship DIscuss the importance of article-level metrics for your career as a researcher For information on altmetrics, see the Winter 2013 edition of the Liaison Newsletter and Wikipedia. For a PDF of the poster, click on the image at right. Note: For those not able to enter using their CAC card, Library staff will be posted at the front entrance of PMB to let you in. [...]

Library Invites Your Feedback for Two New ACS Journals


The Library is reviewing the following two ACS journals for possible addition to our collection, and would appreciate your input. Please submit your comments about the usefulness of the following two journals to your research by COB November 28th. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering Monthly First Issue 1/1/15 Research areas include biological materials, biotechnology, bioengineering, health risk assessments of biomaterials Website: ACS Photonics Monthly First issue 1/1/14 Covers wide range of research in photonics, including crystals, quantum optics, and bioophotonics Website: Click poster for ACS Photonics (left) and ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering (right) for larger image. [...]

Find Any Liaison Newsletter Issue on the Library Site


Discover how to promote yourself, your research, and your institution with the current issue of the Library Liaison Newsletter. It includes features on ResearcherID, ORCID and Google Scholar Citations--powerful tools for keeping track of your published work. All issues of the Library Liaison Newsletter are available from the Library’s site. Now in its third year, the Newsletter offers many exciting features of interest to the Boulder Labs research community, including: In-depth coverage of library resources and products Announcements about upcoming seminars and webinars on the Library’s databases, ebooks, citation tools, and bibliographic management software An up-to-date list of book additions relevant to a specific division, including ebooks from ebrary, IEEE Xplore, and Books 24x7 Coverage on the Library Liaison Newsletter page is from V. 1 (2012) to V. 3, No. 2 (Autumn 2014), From the Library’s homepage, click Library Liaison to access a list of all available issues. [...]