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November 29, 2012

Scholarly Communication Developments

Interesting developments are occurring on the scholarly communications front...

Pilot Fund Available to Authors for Open Access Publishing

Recently, the Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research teamed up to establish a pilot fund to help UMN authors underwrite the costs of making their works openly accessible. We've now gotten budgets and eligibility requirements all lined up, and applications are now open!

To apply for funding, visit http://z.umn.edu/oafundapp! Works will be reviewed only for whether they meet the eligibility requirements, and funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until exhausted.

NIH Compliance Policy Strengthened

Beginning in Spring 2013, NIH will begin backing up their policy regarding providing public access to NIH grant funded research by withholding grant money.

November 28, 2012

Winter Release ScienceDirect & Scopus | SciVerse

Hello,

Please see announcement from the SciVerse Team-

The next release for ScienceDirect and Scopus is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 and will focus on infrastructure improvements. We are not expecting significant downtime, though some products may experience minor disruptions. The Hub and RSS feeds for ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable during the times specified at the end of this message.

An update that we are particularly excited to announce is internet browser support to include Google Chrome for PC and now support Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox for Mac. We also will continue to support Firefox and IE 7, 8, and 9 for PC; however, with this release, we will cease to support IE6 for Scopus.

Though complete support for iOS and Android browsers has not been added, bugs have been fixed there as well and the user experience will be improved for users of mobile devices. For example, the Scopus refine results will now function properly on Safari.

For Hub: the downtime by region is expected as follows:

New York: Saturday, December 1 at 11:15 AM EST until Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 PM EST Singapore: Sunday, December 2 12:15 AM SGT until Sunday, December 2 at 02:00 AM SGT Corresponding UTC (GMT): Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 4:15 PM until Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM For RSS feeds on Scopus: the downtime by region is expected as follows:

New York: Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 AM EST until Saturday, December 1 10:00 AM EST Singapore: Saturday, December 1 at 8:30 PM SGT until Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 PM SGT Corresponding UTC (GMT): Saturday, December 1 at 12:30 PM until Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 PM For RSS feeds on ScienceDirect: the downtime by region is expected as follows:

New York: Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 AM EST until Saturday, December 1 08:45 AM EST 1345 Singapore: Saturday, December 1 at 8:30 PM SGT until Saturday, December 1 at 9:45 PM SGT Corresponding UTC (GMT): Saturday, December 1 at 12:30 PM until Saturday, December 1 at 1:45 PM

http://www.info.sciverse.com/news-events/releases/sciencedirect/2012/12/01/wi

November 26, 2012

Adis content migrating to Springer

Hello

FYI~

Adis journals are scheduled to migrate to Springer on Dec. 14th, 2012.

See URL below for more details

http://i.springer-healthcare.com/CmpDoc/2012/56288/102616_frequently-asked-questions---inst.pdf?dm_i=17FK,11XEU,6WQYRX,38M61,1

Bio-med Subscriptions:  Clinical pharmacokinetics; BioDrugs; Drug Safety; Drugs; Drugs & Aging; Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy; PharmacoEconomics; Sports Medicine

Thanks, Amy

Springer migration to new SpringerLink platform

Hello,

Springer is migrating to a new platform. We have received reports on error messages and online access problems. I haven’t received any information on when this will be resolved yet.

Error message:

The web page or web server you are trying to reach is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, please try again later.

off-campus error message:

To allow http://link.springer.com/journal/volumesAndIssues/* to be used in a starting point URL, your EZproxy administrator must first authorize the hostname of this URL in the config.txt file. Within this database’s section of config.txt, either the following line must be added: Host link.springer.com or, alternatively, a RedirectSafe for this host or domain may be appropriate. After editing config.txt, the EZproxy server must be restarted to make changes take effect.

Hopefully, we will receive some follow up information soon!

Amy