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Lists for 2012: Top Tens and Reviews

It’s 2013, and a number of science-related publications have compiled their “best-of” lists for 2012, as well as some predictions for the coming year:

Image of Turing, courtesy Nature magazine

Nature celebrates Turing turning 100.


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Introducing the Boulder Labs Library’s Winter Workshop Series!

During January and February, the Boulder Labs Library are hosting the “Winter Workshops,” a series of helpful seminars on some of our most popular products:

ebrary, January 15
ebrary is the Boulder Labs Library’s new e-book collection. Aimee Leverette of Proquest will be on-site to present various aspects of ebrary, including triggering events via ebrary’s distinctive Patron Driven Acquisition Model. For the convenience of both NOAA and NIST/NTIA users, there will be morning and afternoon seminars.

ResearcherID, January 22snowflakes
ResearcherID is an application via Web of Knowledge.  This webinar will show you how to use ResearcherID to track your times-cited counts and h-index, and to manage your own publication portfolio via EndNoteWeb, which can be cited by other ResearcherID users in your network.

Proquest, February 11
Aimee Leverette will again be on-site to introduce new developments for the GeoRef and MGA databases, in this seminar uniquely tailored to NOAA researchers.

IEEE Xplore, February 26
George Plosker of IEEE will explain new developments in IEEE Xplore, in this seminar tailored for NIST and NTIA users.

Please join us for these informative events!

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Track Your Impact Across the Web with ImpactStory

ImpactStory.org aggregates altmetrics based on researcher input. Upon registration, create an “impact report” which generates a data-driven narrative about your research impact throughout a variety of web-based media, including:  

Sample statistic image from impactstory home page

ImpactStory integrates with ORCID, covered in the 11/19/2012 Library News, to track the raw metrics that can help build your impact report. For more information, see the ImpactStory FAQ Page. The first 1000 items registered for tracking within ImpactStory are free. An annual pricing structure is being developed for accounts that go over this limit.

Sample impact report, above.

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ebrary—The Library’s Newest E-Book Collection!

Ebrary block logoThe Boulder Labs Library now offers access to over 700 eBooks specifically chosen to meet the unique needs of Boulder Labs researchers. The entire collection is available via a Patron Driven Acquisition Model, which allows free access to Tables of Contents (ToC) and Indexes, and purchases titles for the Library’s permanent online collection when certain triggering events occur. Triggers include:

ebrary titles are available from the library’s online catalog by clicking the link listed under “Linked Resources.” Or, you can search ebrary directly.

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ROAR—Registry of Open Access Repositories

ROAR screenshotROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories) tracks the growth and status of over 3300 repositories worldwide. Each repository entry contains:

You may either browse or search for specific repositories, or search the content of all repositories registered in ROAR.

Left: Screenshot from ROAR,
showing repository results
list with graphical representations
of deposit activity.

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