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Fair Use Week 2017

Fair Use Week 2017

February means Fair Use Week! This week of February 20 – 24 marks the tradition of reflecting on and appreciating the importance of the Fair Use doctrine in copyright law.

Come by the library and visit our Fair Use Week display to learn more and to test your Fair Use interpretation skills!

New Submission Process for GSBS Electronic Theses and Dissertations

New Submission Process for GSBS Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Lamar Soutter Library and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are pleased to announce that they have developed a new submission and approval process for electronic theses and dissertations at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

OA Policy Forum Recap

OA Policy Forum Recap

On Wednesday, November 16, Faculty Council and the Lamar Soutter Library hosted an Open Access Policy Forum for the campus. We were joined by panelists Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, and Scott Lapinski, Digital Resources and Services Librarian at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Open Access Policy 2.0 Forum: Join the Conversation!

Open Access Policy 2.0 Forum: Join the Conversation!

On Wednesday, November 16, Faculty Council and the Lamar Soutter Library will host an open forum about the pending UMMS Open Access Policy.

Brown Bag on Data Sharing with LabArchives on Friday, October 28

Brown Bag on Data Sharing with LabArchives on Friday, October 28

Interested in trying out an electronic laboratory notebook system? Want to know how an electronic lab notebook will help you share data and prepare for funder’s data management requirements?

Open Access Info Session on Thursday, October 27

Open Access Info Session on Thursday, October 27

Do you want to learn more about Open Access? Do you have a question about how to make your latest manuscript openly accessible? Do you have a great Open Access story that you can share with us?

ORCID Author Identifier Drop-in Sign-up Clinic on Wednesday, October 26

ORCID Author Identifier Drop-in Sign-up Clinic on Wednesday, October 26

Don't have your Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)? ORCIDs are unique author identifiers for researchers that are increasingly being required for submitting article manuscripts and grant proposals.  Visit librarians at a drop-in clinic to get your own ORCID. It’s fast and free!

Open Access Week 2016: Open Access In Action

Open Access Week 2016: Open Access In Action

OA IconIt’s October, and that means it’s time to celebrate Open Access! Open Access refers to the free, immediate, and unrestricted online availability of scientific and scholarly research. Open Access enables barrier-free access to the results of research, increasing its visibility and impact.  

Study Finds Almost 20% of Genetics Papers Contain Microsoft Excel Errors in Gene Lists

Study Finds Almost 20% of Genetics Papers Contain Microsoft Excel Errors in Gene Lists

An analysis by Australian researchers recently published in Genome Biology found that almost 20% of the supplementary files in their sample included errors in gene lists that were due to Microsoft Excel’s automatic conversion of some gene names to dates and floating-point numbers.

Announcing the new open access Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health, published by UMMS!

Announcing the new open access Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health, published by UMMS!

The Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health, an open access e-journal highlighting activities and innovations specific to adults and children with lived experience of parental mental illness, has published its first article: “Paternal Postpartum Depression.”

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