Geoscientific & Environmental Data available linked to ScienceDirect articles

 
 

Netherland Elsevier, PANGAEA link content for easier access to full earth system research25 Feb 2010

"STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that the data library PANGAEA - Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data – and Elsevier have implemented reciprocal linking between their respective content in earth system research. Research data sets deposited at PANGAEA are now automatically linked to the corresponding articles in Elsevier journals on its electronic platform ScienceDirect and vice versa. The linking functionality also provides a credit mechanism for research data sets deposited in this data library.

The interaction of a publisher with an open access data repository is projected as being ideal to serve the requirements of modern research by diminishing the loss of research data. It also enables the reader of a publication to verify the scientific findings and to use the data in his/her own work. The Elsevier-PANGAEA cooperation follows the most recent recommendations of funding bodies and international organisations, such as the OECD, about access to research data from public funding.

Working with the scientific community to preserve scientific research data is also an objective of the Elsevier Content Innovation programme. Through the latest agreement, Elsevier expects to support long-term storage, wide availability and preservation of large research data sets.

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Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter

American Mathematical Society Books Online

 

American Mathematical Society Books Online [pdf]

"The American Mathematical Society (AMS) was founded in 1888 in order to further mathematical research and scholarship. Since that time, they have embarked on a number of outreach programs designed to educate the public about the importance of various mathematical endeavors. In the past several years, they have been developing the AMS Books Online website, and it’s quite a resource. The works were all originally published by the AMS, and they can be browsed by author or subject. The subject headings include analysis, general interest, logic and foundations, and number theory. Users can download individual chapters from each book, and there are currently over thirty books available on the site. Visitors should make sure and check back, as there are plans to add books to the site periodically."

Source:  The Scout Report from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Feb. 19, 2010

NTRL — an expanded version of NTIS Government Reports Index

Besides NTIS, available via Engineering Village/Elsevier, Princeton University now has access to NTRL (National Technical Reports Library) (1800+) from the U.S. Government.

It provides indexing and access to a collection of more than 2,000,000 historical and current unclassified government technical reports archived by the National Technical Information Service.  Over 500,000 documents are available in full-text from departments such as Department of Energy, NASA, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

NTRS differs from NTIS in that it covers more years, mainly from 1960, but as far back as 1800.  The database is updated daily and there is full text for about 25% of the reports. 

Source:  P.U.’s Engineering Library and  Database Management Group

RCA’s ChemSpider offers beta Synthetic Pages

UK Royal Society of Chemistry announces beta release of ChemSpider SyntheticPagesbeta05 Feb 2010

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK, has announced the release of ChemSpider SyntheticPagesbeta, a community resource of reaction synthesis procedures. The launch of a beta site is the result of a collaboration between ChemSpider, a free online structure centric community for chemists, and the original SyntheticPages. SyntheticPages is a freely available interactive database of synthetic chemistry for the dissemination of practical and reliable organic, organometallic and inorganic chemical synthesis, reactions and procedures deposited by synthetic chemists.

Under the partnership, ChemSpider will host content from SyntheticPages. A search of ChemSpider SyntheticPagesbeta allows identification and detailing of the experimental procedures for the synthesis of specific chemical compounds. The database has been seeded with SyntheticPages.org data and will be expanded by inclusion of data from journal articles published by RSC.

Researchers will also be able to deposit their own synthetic procedures to the site. Using online semantic markup technologies and integrating to the ChemSpider database will allow interactive display of chemical structures, spectral data and a multitude of related data. Scientists can comment upon a growing resource of interactive synthetic processes, while leveraging the resources contained within the ChemSpider databases.

ChemSpider SyntheticPagesbeta is released in beta form for feedback from the community at www.chemspider.com/syntheticpages.

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Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter