Rowland Institute Library Blog

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

A Little Knowledge ... A Nature news feature explores concerns about public challenges to and fears concerning nanotechnological research. See also an editorial in the same issue of Nature ("Don't Believe the Hype"), which argues that, to avoid misperceptions that may surround genetic engineering, nanotechnology researchers need to be open about their research and avoid extraordinary claims. For further reading, see recent news coverage in ChemWeb on debate in Great Britain surrounding these issues, and an editorial in the latest Physics World which provides an excellent set of links, among them a 2001 NSF program and a 2003 review in the journal Nanotechnology.

Open Access Journal Business Guides For those considering launching an open access journal and wondering how possibly to sustain such a publishing operation (revenue, business model), the Open Society Institute, in collaboration with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), offer three .pdf guides with suggestions on how to proceed and issues to weigh. Topics include converting a fee-based journal to open access, "business planning for launching a new journal," and a model business plan. (Source: SPARC Open Access News)

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Teaching Computers to Work in Unison NYT explores grid computing from a variety of interdisciplinary viewpoints

Learning the Science of Leading An interview with Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, new head of the NIH

Monday, July 14, 2003

Funding for TIA All But Dead Pesky legislative process .... (Source: Wired News)

EJ2: Supplementary List of E-journals This is a useful listing which helps locate e-journals which are buried within aggregators or database collections (Source: Harvard Libraries)

Open Access News BioMedCentral has launched "Open Access News" which will appear bi-weekly and included spotlighted content from the BMC family of journals, as well as updates on the status of open access publishing. (Source: SOAN)