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What’s wrong with a free sample? Plenty, when a sample is insufficient

Tweet It was brought to my attention by an academic colleague that faculty were receiving an invitation to try out an “Open Access Library” of “125,546 openly accessible articles“: Sure enough, if you visit the site http://www.oalib.net and try a search for a biomedical topic, you will be rewarded with a search result of articles [...]

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Thu, February 14 2013 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

PubMed Central provides immediate access to gun control evidence for injury prevention

Tweet Injury prevention is a public health issue.  Injuries caused by firearms in the United States are at epidemic proportions.  You can slice and dice the statistical evidence any number of ways.   For instance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control(CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control provides a lots of data in the Injury [...]

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Sun, January 13 2013 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Display your own Avian Influenza – Human Virology funded research collection from Pubmed Central…

Tweet On April 20th 2012  NIH Director Francis Collins issued clarification and support for the eventual public release of revised H5N1 journal manuscripts by Dr. Ron Fouchier and Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka: After careful deliberation, the NSABB unanimously recommended the revised manuscript by Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka be communicated in full. The NSABB also recommended, in a [...]

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Sat, April 21 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

opacmo release 2 promotes biological text-mining in PMC open access subset

Tweet I completely missed the first release of opacmo: the open access mortar.  The first release of this PubMed Central text-mining tool took place at the end of July 2011, when I was gearing up to teach my August-December library school class by learning another course management system (DesireToLearn), as well as preparing the details [...]

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Mon, January 9 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Happy 10th Birthday, PubMed Central

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Mon, October 24 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Emergency Medicine and PMC- Not quite there yet

Tweet Having looked a general medicine journals recently and being less than impressed with some of the most famous journals and their benign stance (absolute authors’ responsibility for PMC archiving) about serving tax payer access interest,  I thought to take a similar look at another specialty. Emergency medicine occupies an important role in every hospital [...]

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Mon, September 5 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The Culture of Open Access microscope focuses on Medicine (miscellaneous)

Tweet It seems to be provocative that I claim some journals promote a culture of support for NIH open access author mandates and some don’t.  Let’s look at a peer group of well-regarded and frequently cited journals familiar to many, the Medicine (miscellaneous) category, using Scimago: Here’s my chart of the top 10 for the [...]

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Thu, August 25 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

What proportion of top-shelf subscription journal articles end up in PMC?

Tweet In searching PMC recently, I was finding significant numbers of articles deposited from very notable journals, the outcome of  results from NIH funded research.  What proportion of annual research articles from any one journal end up on PMC? Because the NIH Open Access Policy gives authors at least 12 months to comply and deposit, [...]

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Thu, August 18 2011 » Uncategorized » 4 Comments

1,000 Scientists, Nel Noddings, Bob Gifford, and PubMed Central

Tweet No, this is not  a new word game.  There is a flow of ideas, starting with a publisher’s genuine attempt to connect scientists to science educators. I saw the tweeting about Scientific American and the Nature Publishing Group starting an initiative called “1,000 Scientists in 1,000 Days” to try to introduce scientists to science [...]

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Mon, August 8 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Important update on NCBI Images, no longer a database

Tweet I think those that appreciated my original post on NCBI images want to  know how to find the images, now that NCBI images has disappeared as a separate database. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) actually updated the original October 22, 2010 Technical Bulletin announcement article with an editor’s note on July 22nd: [Editor’s [...]

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Thu, August 4 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments