New resources - DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center and Rehabilitation Reference Center

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The University of Dundee now has access (through  a SHEDL / NHS agreement), to three new resources - DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center and the Rehabilitation Reference Center.  All aim to provide evidence based support in their areas (Clinical Medicine, Nursing, and the Allied Health Professions respectively).  DynaMed Plus Nursing Reference Center Plus Rehabilitation Reference Center...

Springer Open Access Agreement

The Library and Learning Centre has signed a new Jisc agreement with Springer that covers all Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles published in Springer Open Choice (hybrid) journals (see http://www.springer.com/gp/open-access/springer-open-choice/for-uk-authors-intro/731990 for further details). This means that with effect from 15th October 2015 you do not need to pay Springer an APC to make your article open access in a Springer Open Choice journal as we have already paid for it as part of this new agreement. To make sure that your article is covered by this new agreement, when your article has...

New prize competition seeks innovative ideas to advance open science

Applicants asked to develop new products or services to harness the power of "big data" to improve health. The National Institutes of Health has partnered with London-based Wellcome Trust to launch a global science competition for new products or services to advance "open science," a movement to make scientific research data broadly accessible to the public.  Up to six teams of technology experts and researchers stand to win $80,000 each to develop their ideas into a prototype or to advance an existing early stage prototype.  The prototype judged to have the greatest potential to further open sci...

Predatory Open access journals are on the rise - launch of an online tool to help researchers avoid being caught

Launched on 1st October 2015, Think. Check. Submit. is a new industry-wide initiative that provides a checklist of quality indicators that can help researchers identify if a journal is a trustworthy place to submit their research. The tool is available at the following link. http://thinkchecksubmit.org/ The launch of the campaign coincides with the publication of a new longitudinal study in BMC Medicine by Cenyu Shen and Bo-Christer Björk which highlights the increasing number of publications that fail to meet many of the characteristics outlined in the Think. Check. Submit.check list. ...

BoB National major update complete

Library study centre

BoB National has undergone the first major update since January 2014. The main purpose of the update was to move the system onto an upgraded platform with new features including: 1. A faster, more responsive website. A lot of work has been done behind the scenes to ensure  iOS device users have a much improved interface. The desktop experience is better too.  2. Run Workflow. A new feature available with administrator approval that allows users to create an iOS friendly version of programmes that previously would not play on mobile devices.  3. Customise MyBoB. Users can arrange Program...