The HelpMePublish iOS app is scheduled for release in October 2013. Designed and owned by the University of Otago, HelpMePublish aims to help researchers analyse and contribute to the publication of research. The app will provide databases on 13 major subject areas containing information on more than 6000 reputable academic journals provided by journal editors, subject experts and academic users. For more information, see the HelpMePublish website.
A recent article in Eos, the journal of the American Geophysical Union, reports that considerable NASA data has been lost, or is inaccessible, because insufficient documentation was kept about various missions over the past 50 years. Key challenges highlighted include the lack of a Mission Document Archive, Hardware & Software Migration complications, inaccessibility of key science observation design documentation and Metadata or lack of it! It illustrates the expense and complexity of data management. It also indicates that neither non-repeatability nor high costs associated with the collection of data (with NASA missions costing millions) are an indication of whether researchers will have access to good digital curation and preservation infrastructure for their research data collections. The clear message is keep good quality documentation with your research data so that it can be understood and stand the test of time. Download and read this free article for more detail: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013EO370006/abstract
The University of Melbourne Library, in collaboration with Emerald Group Publishing limited, is hosting a workshop covering tips and ideas for getting published in a highly competitive research and publishing environment.
1. Guide to Getting Published – Associate Professor Helen Dickinson (Melbourne School of Government and co-editor of the Journal of Health Organisation and Management).
2. Marketing Your Paper – Vivienne Fox (Regional Manager/Vice President, Emerald Group Publishing Limited).
3. Library Support for Getting Published – Jennifer Warburton (University of Melbourne Library).
There will be an opportunity to ask questions on publishing academic research and the publishing industry.
Wednesday 18 September, 10:30 – 12 noon.
Morning tea from 10:15am.
Dulcie Hollyock Room, Baillieu Library (ground floor)
University of Melbourne, Parkville
Place limited: bookings essential.
Open to University of Melbourne staff and postgraduate students. Please book by Tuesday 17 September.
Visit the newly redesigned YouTube channel for PsycINFO which features short tutorials (most under 3 minutes). The videos demonstrate search tips and strategies.
Approached by a publisher? Read this recent post on the UoM Copyright Office’s blog. Also see our Questions you might ask. If the offer seems too good to be true (or too easy), then approach with caution.
You might be interested in the Library’s Publishing strategically sessions for graduate researchers to be held 21 August and 13 November.
Formula One certainly gets a lot of bad press – especially in Melbourne! But here is a good news data story worth hearing (even if it is coming from the McLaren team). It is all about how the technology developed to monitor the slightest changes in data coming in from the F1 car during a race ensures a rapid response from the engineering team. Now with a car travelling at 240kph this split second response rate is really needed to ensure the safety of the F1 driver. Listen to Peter van Manen (McLaren Electronic Systems) on the TED video, explaining how small changes in data from neonatal monitoring in the clinical settings are being captured by adapting this same technology.
Bamboo DIRT is a registry of digital research tools that will be of use to many in the research community. Its purpose is to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music optical character recognition, and from statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software. Continue reading “Bamboo: A registry of digital research tools” →
PubsHub: Journals & Congresses is a database of submission criteria for nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed medical journals and congresses. It gives users the ability to quickly evaluate, compare and analyse submission criteria for relevant journals and congresses, making it easier to find the most appropriate venue for your next article or presentation.
Continue reading “Compare submission criteria and acceptance times of over 3,500 medical journal” →
SAGE is looking to commission 500 original case studies in research methods. These should be short, original cases based on real research projects (past or ongoing). Such case studies should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length. The goal of the collection is to provide the international research community with practical examples of methods in action and research in action. These will be drawn from real research projects that can support teaching and learning in research methods.
For further information and contact details, see http://www.methodspace.com/page/sage-cases-in-methodology
The latest version of EndNote for Windows is available for students to download to their own personal computers from the University EndNote website. EndNote X7 for Windows provides full compatibility for Windows 8 and Office 2013 users.
See the University EndNote website to download and install. The installer is the standard EndNote installation provided by EndNote and has no pre-set preferences or additional styles. The download page includes information about obtaining the updated connection file and also includes an updated configuration guide.
EndNote X5 remains the Library supported version for 2013 and is the current installation for University-owned Windows computers running Windows 7/XP and Office 2010/2007/2003.
Enquiries to the UniMelb EndNote Support team.
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