COH Publications Added to MEDLINE/SCI in August/September 2009

October 28, 2009

The following City of Hope citations were added to MEDLINE or Web of Science/Science Citation Index in August and September 2009.

  • Adam, L.S., and Chen, S.A.: Phytochemicals for breast cancer prevention by targeting aromatase. Frontiers in Bioscience 2009, 14:3846-3863.
  • Atkinson, M.J., Zhang, Q., Smith, D.D., Boltri, J.M., and Smith, W.D.: Better %HbA(1c) control among type 2 diabetes patients is associated with higher patient-reported satisfaction with treatment: a meta-analysis of trial results. Diabetologia 2009, 52:S406.
  • Baddley, J.W., Marr, K.A., Andes, D.R., Walsh, T.J., Kauffman, C.A., Kontoyiannis, D.P., Ito, J.I., Balajee, S.A., Pappas, P.G., and Moser, S.A.: Patterns of Susceptibility of Aspergillus Isolates Recovered from Patients Enrolled in the Transplant-Associated Infection Surveillance Network. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2009, 47(10):3271-3275.
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    Open Access Week — Open House, OA Winners, and A Bit More on OA

    October 28, 2009

    Open Access Open House

    Last Friday from 2 to 4pm, Graff Library held an Open Access Open House.  We had cake (with the OA logo on it), handouts, and a brief slide-show on open access to research. There was also a raffle (see below for the prize winners).

    A number of people came to the library to celebrate international Open Access Week with us. We had great conversations about the definition of open access (free, online, and unrestricted content) and what avenues there are for supporting open access, such as publishing in OA journals, choosing OA options in non-OA journals, and submitting research to OA archives and/or repositories.

    • Public Library of Science (PLoS) travel mug: Cassondra McHugh
    • PLoS T-shirts: Marcia Miller, Billie Lynes, and Cedric Dos Santos
    • PLoS pens: Maria Garcia and Marisa Bowers

    Thank you to all those that came to the Open Access Open House and learned about open access to research as well as all of you who read the blog and celebrated OA Week with us virtually. And, congratulations to our winners!

    More OA Fun

    Leading up to OA Week, Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access (SHERPA) held an open access haiku contest. They’ve announced the winner and winning entry as well as released “Highly Recommended” entries. Here’s the winning entry by Miggie Pickton of University of Northampton, UK:

    Set your research free
    As flowers offer nectar
    To the passing bee

    Connect and Share

    Have questions about publishing in open access journals or using an author addendum to modify a copyright agreement? Contact Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian (x60520 or alynch@coh.org). Or, leave a comment below.

    Found something interesting or want to share what you’ve learned about open access? Use the comment feature below to share it with us and your COH colleagues.


    Open Access Week — OA Open House and Some Fun Videos

    October 22, 2009

    It’s the fourth day of Open Access Week. We thought we’d go fun today and in keeping in the open access spirit, here’s a reminder about our OA Open House and some fun, creative videos on the value of sharing information:

    • We’re having an Open Access Open House tomorrow, Friday, from 2-4pm in the main reading room of the Graff Library. Celebrate with us! Come for the cake, give-aways, and prizes…stay for the information!
    • The two Sparky Awards Grand Prize winners from 2007 and 2008:
      • (2008) To infinity and beyond by Danaya Panya, Sebastian Rivera, Hemanth Sirandas, Uriel Rotstein, and Jaymeni Patel, University of Illinois at Chicago Honors College [Duration: 59 seconds]
      • (2007) Share by Habib Yazdi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CO [Duration: 54 seconds]

    Are you planning to join us tomorrow for the Open Access Open House? Do you have any ideas that you want to share with us? Use the comment feature to share information with us.


    Open Access Week — Support Open Access (OA) by Making OA Publishing and Copyright Choices

    October 21, 2009

    Ready to support open access? Below are some ways to do so:

    Have questions about publishing in open access journals or using an author addendum to modify a copyright agreement? Contact Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian (x60520 or alynch@coh.org). Or, leave a comment below.


    Open Access Week — Read, Watch, Learn More about It

    October 20, 2009

    Want to know more about open access? If so, find a link below that piques your interest.

    • Take a look at the timeline (beginning with entries on MEDLINE and ERIC in 1966) of open access-related activities, news, events, etc. Also found on the Open Access Directory, a wiki hosted by Simmons College and maintained by OA-interested people, is a list of declarations of open access support by societies, international agencies, various groups, etc.
    • Review publication and data policies of worldwide agencies providing research funding. This listing, maintained by SHERPA (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access; a partnership of UK research institutions), links to the policies for open access archiving and publishing.
    • News articles on open access found using Google News — read them here
    • Read articles on open access found in PubMed
    • Watch other videos on open access found using Google’s Video search

    Found something interesting or want to share what you’ve learned about open access? Use the comment feature below to share it with us and your COH colleagues.


    Open Access Week — A Video Introduction

    October 19, 2009

    It’s the first day of Open Access Week 2009. Learn about open access to research by watching a 6 minute video, Voices of Open Access, by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). The video brings together six people in various roles — teacher, funding agency representative, patient advocate, physician researcher, librarian, and graduate student — briefly discussing the importance of open access to them.

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    We’re Celebrating Open Access Week 2009

    October 16, 2009

    Open Access Week 2009

    The Graff Library is celebrating Open Access Week 2009, October 19th through 23rd. We are participating in this international celebration and joining hundreds of institutions and libraries to raise awareness about the benefits of open access (OA).

    What Is Open Access?

    “OA literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review.”1

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