Geology Resources: The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
“The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) has a well-regarded geology program, and they have created this engaging site to profile the geology of their unique corner of West Texas. Their geology resources page contains the following sections: “Geological Overview”, “West Texas Geology”, “Interesting Links”, “Road Logs”, “Cores & Samples & Topo Maps”, and “Presentations”. The “Geological Overview” area offers a brief rundown of the geological milieu surrounding the UTPB campus. Moving on, the site really comes alive in “West Texas Geology”, with insightful descriptions of the Basin and Range Province, faults, folds, igneous intrusions, and a relief map of Texas. Those with a penchant for travel will be delighted with the “Road Logs” area. Essentially, they are geological tour guides for persons driving from Midland to Van Horn, the Guadalupe Mountains, and other locations. Overall, it’s a well-done site, and one that visitors will want to share with friends. ”
Source: The Scout Report — November 13, 2009, Univ. of Wisconsin
JISC releases ‘Open Science’ report — 13 Nov 2009
“The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), UK, has released a report as part of its ‘Research 3.0 – driving the knowledge economy’ activity, which launches at the end of November. The new ‘Open Science’ report trails key research trends that could purportedly have far-reaching implications for science, universities and the UK society.”
“The report looks at how technologies can support the open movement to share data, workflows, methods and research outputs. It also illustrates the vital role librarians could have in supporting these new trends and the recognised need to build relationships between researchers and librarians to support the research of the future.”
“Open Science — the future for research?” Link to this press release:
From KnowledgeSpeak Newsletter
Many popular magazines are now included in Google books cover-to-cover. One can search the whole lot, or within individual titles. Two of the titles which might be of interest to readers of this news are Popular Mechanics and Popular Science. The listing by title (cover) is here:
Don’t expect the very latest issues! The inclusive dates differ for each title.
Source: ResearchBuzz [email@example.com]
“Cell Press is proud to introduce its inaugural webinar. During this event, three leading experts will discuss the current status of iPS cell technology, with a particular focus on cutting edge iPS methods and progress towards using iPS cells for understanding human disease, drug screening and cell-based therapy.”
Register at the link below, for a free Cell Press Webinar:
Date: November 12th 2009
Time: 12:30 pm EST/ 9:30 am PST/ 5:30 pm GMT
Researcher ID was devised by ISI/Thomson, for use in Web of Knowledge (Web of Science) to help identify and organize all papers by an author, standardizing author’s names. Princeton University has a subscription, so you may access this database and add to it, by going through the Library homepage, under “Articles and Databases” then Web of Science . You may notice that you already have a ResearcherID, and you may want to see if your listing is complete — or needs any corrections!
“ResearcherID, [also] available via ResearcherID.com, is a global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community. By assigning a unique identifier to each author who participates, ResearcherID provides an invaluable index to accurate author identification and increases recognition of work and collaboration among researchers.”
Create a ResearcherID
“Learn how to create your own ResearcherID and build a publication list in this introductory session
(06:45 minutes).” [It also illustrates EndNote and its use with ResearcherID.]
You will also gain access to journal analytics and graphics like Impact Factor and H Index.