Archive for August, 2008

August 20, 2008

Changes to Environmental Technology theses

by Debbie

The majority of the Environmental Technology MSc & PhD theses, currently held on Level 4 of the Central Library, are being moved to the Library’s store. We will have a rolling 5 years worth on open access on Level 4 once the moves are finished.

Currently we are up to 1994, and the rest will move shortly. It will take a while to amend the catalogue, so in the meantime, if you can’t find a pre-2003 thesis on the shelf, please request it via the Store Service, even if the catalogue says Level 4 as the location.

August 19, 2008

New books in the Library

by Debbie

We’ve added some new Environmental Technology books to the library – please take a look at the list below.

As always, we’re happy to take recommendations – please email Katharine if you would like to suggest a book for us to buy.

New Environmental Technology books August 2008

August 13, 2008

BioMed Central pre-pay membership ceases 30 August 2008

by Debbie

The BioMed Central pre-pay membership will not be funded by the Library after 30th August 2008. After this date, BioMed Central open access fees must be paid from an alternative source.

Alternative sources of funding

The majority of biomedical research funders support open access and have grouped together to form the UKPMC Funders group. As a result, you can either include open access publication fees as a directly incurred cost in your initial grant application (RCUK) or apply for additional funding to publish open access at the point of publication (e.g. Wellcome). Funder policies are summarised on the Sherpa JULIET website. A claim form for Wellcome Trust grant holders can be found on the library website.

Another way … and it is free

If you publish with BioMed Central, your only option is to pay to publish open access, however other publishers allow authors to self-archive an electronic copy of a published paper in Spiral, Imperial’s institutional repository, or UK PubMed Central, a subject based repository for biomedical science. There is no charge to self-archive but it is at the discretion of publisher or copyright holder. You must therefore check the publishing agreement you signed or use the Sherpa RoMEO website to see the publisher’s current policy. For many research funders (e.g. bbsrc), self-archiving is either the preferred or an equally acceptable way to make research papers available as open access.

If you would like to know more about open access, ask a question or send the library feedback, please consult the open access section of the library website or email the library.

August 12, 2008

Level 2 now open!

by Debbie

We are happy to be able to tell you that the redecoration of Level 2 of the Central Library is now complete. The area is now open and you should be able to access the books as normal. Thank you for your patience while the collection was inaccessible.

If you would like to tell us what you think of Level 2 (or the newly refurbished Level 1), please fill in a feedback form.

We hope you enjoy using the new facilities!

August 11, 2008

Spiral repository top 20

by Debbie

The top 20 most-downloaded papers for July 2008 are now available.

For more information on Spiral, please visit the Spiral Repository page on the library website.

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