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April 29, 2009

Alternative Publishing Models

A patron inquired yesterday about the open access publisher, Public Library of Science (PLoS). He wanted to know specifically whether there was an institutional discount, and if so, what it was. In case others might encounter similar questions in the future, I wanted to share what I found.

There are institutional discounts for both PLoS and Biomed Central (BMC). The discount for PLoS is 10% off the author's publication charge; BMC is 15%. This information can most easily be found on the Alternative Publishing Models page of the Transforming Scholarly Communications' website: http://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/altpubmo.phtml, which also provide a nice, concise overview of the many publishing options currently available to researchers.

Thanks,
Emily

April 16, 2009

Disappearance of FindIt and Publisher links in PubMed

Hi All,

As some of you know, we have been experiencing occasional disappearances of our FindIt links in PubMed. Recently this coincided with the disappearance of the publisher links as well. I sent a message to PubMed (and they actually replied!). Their message and instructions are below:

Hi,

There have been several reports from LinkOut user libraries that they are seeing their icons (both LinkOut and Otool) disappear for a brief period. The problem is intermittent. We are aware of the problem and we are looking to resolve the problem. However, your assistance is needed to pinpoint the location of the problem.
When you see that either the LinkOut or Otool icons are appearing and disappearing:

- Send a message to us by clicking "Write to the Help Desk" - at the bottom of the page where you saw the problem.
- On the subject line of the PubMed Help Desk form enter: LinkOut icon of [library name] (replace with library name) disappeared.
- In the comment field enter the PMID, the icon that disappeared- whether LinkOut full text, print or Otool- or which icon did not disappear (for example, the publisher icon)

Thanks in advance for your cooperation

Regards,
E. Frost
U.S. National Library of Medicine


Katherine

April 14, 2009

Write-N-Cite with Macs

Apologies to those of you who have seen this. Jon Jeffryes posted a heads up to the AP listserv this morning about a Write-N-Cite/Mac glitch that I thought was worth passing along....

Emily
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Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is old news to users, but I've been working closely with RefWorks for a couple years now and I thought this issue had been resolved...so just a heads up in case the question comes your way.

Write-N-Cite with Macs is still only compatible with .doc file types. .docx files cause Write-N-Cite to error out. I was working with a patron that was getting quite a headache over this and we eventually contacted RefWorks support.

RefWorks is working on a fix...but until then Mac users that have the newest version of Word should probably be advised to save their documents as .doc before formatting the final document in Write-n-Cite.

This issue *does not* occur with PCs.

Best,
Jon

April 7, 2009

Informaworld Scheduled Downtime

Please see email from Informaworld regarding downtime. Thanks.

Dear Customer,

We are writing to notify you that informaworld will not be available during the following periods over the next few weeks due to essential maintenance work:

Friday 10th April 11.00pm - Saturday 11th April 07:00am GMT

Saturday 18th April from 3:00am - 11:00am GMT

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

In addition, I would like to apologise for some unscheduled downtime which occurred on March 26th. This was due to a failure on the side of our internet service provider, and we are taking steps to ensure this does not recur.

Please refer any queries to support@informaworld.com.

With best wishes,

Jennifer McMillan
Library Marketing Manager
Taylor & Francis Group

informaworld is the online home of publications from Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare Informa plc ("Informa") Registered Office: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London, W1T 3JH. Registered in England and Wales - Number 3099067.

April 6, 2009

High traffice on Natural Standard

Natural Standard's DNS provider, Register.com, is experiencing unusually
high traffic. If you are experiencing problems accessing Natural
Standard you can try the following:

Please click or copy/paste the URL below into Internet Explorer,
Firefox, or Safari.

http://64.225.157.187/

We apologize for this inconvenience. Register.com will resolve this by
the end of the day. Once fixed, you can log-in again at
http://www.naturalstandard.com.

Thank you for your patience.

The Natural Standard Research Collaboration.

1 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, US, 02144

April 1, 2009

Essential Evidence Plus Subscription: Username/Password Turnover for University of Minnesota Libraries

Just a reminder, today our EEP account rolls over to a new subscription. The old user name/password have been disabled. Please see message from EEP below for more information. Thanks. Amy
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We want to remind you that today is the date that University of Minnesota Libraries's Essential Evidence Plus account rolls over to a new subscription. We have disabled your old username/password, uminnlib and poem, respectively.

From now on, your users will need to use your new username/password, minnesotalib and EEPlus to access Essential Evidence Plus online.
DON'T FORGET TO RE-REGISTER

We also want to remind you that all of your users will need to re-register their devices in order for Essential Evidence Plus to continue working on their devices beyond this point. Attached is a document that you can distribute to help you communicate this process.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

http://essentialevidenceplus.com/support/faqs.cfm

Just a reminder, today our EEP account rolls over to a new subscription. The old user name/password have been disabled. Please see message from EEP below for more information. Thanks. Amy


We want to remind you that today is the date that University of Minnesota Libraries's Essential Evidence Plus account rolls over to a new subscription. We have disabled your old username/password, uminnlib and poem, respectively.

From now on, your users will need to use your new username/password, minnesotalib and EEPlus to access Essential Evidence Plus online.
DON'T FORGET TO RE-REGISTER

We also want to remind you that all of your users will need to re-register their devices in order for Essential Evidence Plus to continue working on their devices beyond this point. Attached is a document that you can distribute to help you communicate this process.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.