Archive for June, 2011

New Top-Tier, Open Access Journal

27 June 2011

“The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust announced today that they are to support a new, top-tier, open access journal for biomedical and life sciences research.”

“The three organizations aim to establish a new journal that will attract and define the very best research publications from across these fields. All research published in the journal will make highly significant contributions that will extend the boundaries of scientific knowledge.”

More details at http://www.hhmi.org/news/20110627.html

Faculty of 1000 – Free Trial

7 June 2011

From our electronic resources librarian:

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library has a free trial to Faculty of 1000. The trial ends July 2, 2011.

“Faculty of 1000 (F1000) identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global ‘Faculty’ of the world’s leading scientists and clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance. From the numerical ratings awarded, we have created a unique system for quantifying the importance of individual articles and, from these article ratings, journals. Both articles and journals can then be ranked overall and, importantly, at the subject, or Faculty, level.”

Hawaiian Waters – New Digital Collection

6 June 2011

Below is an announcement from the UHM Library’s Head of Desktop Network Services about a newly available collection of digitized historical publications on water resources and water rights. These are mostly government publications and focus on the time periods of the kingdom and republic. I think that some of you will find this material fascinating and useful.
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In September 2010 the GWLA Board approved the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library Opportunity Fund request in the amount of $3600 to digitize Hawaii historical water materials.

We are pleased to announce that the first 33 titles processed via the
grant are now available in our eVols digital collection repository:

http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/11858/browse?type=title

Mahalo to Beth Tillinghast and Jodie Mattos, project coordinators; Karen Brown and Alice Kim, project assistants; Daniel Ishimitsu, Dspace programmer.  Special thanks to GWLA for their financial support.