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Recent Scopus Enhancements

Check out recently enhanced features in Scopus!

Cited References:

  • Now goes back to 1970 for a more complete picture of author activity
  • Estimate 10,000+ articles will be re-processed to included cited references
  • Archives from all major publishers with available digital archives

Funding Data Expansion:

  • 2016 going forward; back fill to 2008
  • Provide full text funding information included with citation
  • Allows for verification & identifying additional funding sources

Open Access Journal Indicator:

  • ‘Sources’ or journals indexed in Scopus (click on Sources top right of screen) now provides ability to Display Open Access Journals
  • Click on ‘Browse sources’ and select  Display Open Access Journals

CiteScore:

  • A simple metric for all Scopus Journals – look up a journal and see the CiteScore (similar to Impact Factor)
  • CiteScore value = (A) documents from past 3 years divided by (B) number of citations in a particular year

Example:

Image of CiteScore, a new feature in the database Scopus

Mark Konecny Selected as an OhioLINK Open Textbook Network System Leader

UC Libraries’ Mark Konecny, scholarly communications library publishing coordinator, was selected by OhioLINK as one of seven member librarians, faculty, and staff to become the OhioLINK Open Textbook Network (OTN) System Leaders. As system leaders, Mark and his peers will coordinate OhioLINK OTN awareness and advocacy initiatives regarding open educational resources and open textbooks as part of OhioLINK/Ohio Department of Higher Education affordable learning initiatives for higher education.

OhioLINK recently joined the Open Textbook Network, a high-profile and growing collaboration of schools, universities, and institutions that promotes access, affordability, and student success via open textbooks. Continue reading

Welcome, Kathi Miniard, Executive Staff Assistant

Kathi MiniardWe are pleased to announce that Kathleen (Kathi) Miniard joined the UC Libraries’ Administration Office on June 5 as the new executive staff assistant.

Kathi comes to the university from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and has over 20 years of executive administrative experience, which includes positions within Fifth/Third Bank,  Great American Insurance, The Christ Hospital, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  

As the executive staff assistant, Kathi will provide administrative support to the associate deans, the library chief technology officer, and to the University of Cincinnati Press director. Kathi sits at the front desk of the Library Administration Office where she keeps a candy jar to welcome all visitors.

Protocol Builder: Develop Clinical Research Protocols More Quickly and Easily

Protocol Builder is cloud-based protocol writing technology that
makes it faster and easier to develop investigator-initiated clinical
research protocols that meet IRB and regulatory standards.

The library is unable to subscribe at this time but would like to share the information about this protocol development tool.

If you would like to set up a webinar or learn more about Protocol Builder visit www.statref.com or call 800-901-5494.

Protocol Builder Fact Sheet

Key Benefits:

  • Save significant time and effort developing protocols
  • Improve adherence to IRB and regulatory standards
  • Enable collaboration among contributors
  • Advance the ability to publish research
  • Strengthen research programs and increase
    study pipelines

Key Features:

  • Automatic set up – enter basic information & appropriate protocol sections are set up based on protocol type
  • Protocol duplication – copy and re-purpose as needed
  • Advanced editing tools – insert references, tables, etc.
  • Easy to navigate contents menu – navigate to any section
  • Expert guidance – relevant instructions and expert tips
  • Resource center – sample protocols, educational and regulatory information
  • Share and review – invite others to review and add comments
  • Compare revisions – compare, then accept or disregard
  • Summary of changes – enter rationale for recent changes
  • Reference management software integration – pull in references from Endnote, RefWorks, Mendeley, and PubMed

Interested in more information or a webinar?  Visit www.statref.com or call 800-901-5494.

A Very Shakespeare Summer

By Sydney Vollmer

Shakespeare in the ParkCongrats to all the Bearcats who graduated and to those who celebrated surviving another semester! Now that it’s summer time, you might be looking for some fun things to do.  I can tell you about one that’s right in your backyard…well, park.  Once again the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will offer their free Shakespeare in the Park summer series.  It opens July 14th and runs through September 4th. Each year Cincinnati Shakes prepares two shows for their various performances at parks around the city and Hamilton County.  This year’s shows are Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor.  Past years included A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing.  The official schedule hasn’t been posted yet, but it will be coming soon!  You can check their website for updates. Continue reading

6-Week Clermont College Library Relocation This Summer: We’ll See You in Snyder!

The Clermont College Library will be relocated for 6 weeks this summer, from June 19th until August 1st. During this period, the building that houses our campus library, the Peters-Jones Building, will undergo extensive upgrades to its mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Clermont College Library

6 week relocation

June 19-August 1

to Snyder 164

 

For those 6 weeks, library services and staff offices will migrate to the Snyder Building.  Our temporary service point (shared with the IT HelpDesk) will be located in Snyder 164. The open computer lab will be located in Snyder 162.  Staff offices will relocate to Snyder 166. The library will maintain some group study and lounge space for students in S164 as well.

The majority of library services will remain available during the relocation, including:

  • library instruction
  • reference assistance
  • textbook and course reserves
  • technology checkout (iPads, laptops, charging cords)
  • holds fulfillment from other libraries

Aside from our physical relocation, there are two major changes I want to make you aware of – library hours and library collections.  Hours will adjust to Monday-Thursday 7:30-5 and Friday 7:30-4 during the relocation, but the lab in S162 will remain open until 7pm. We’ll also be unable to access collections during the closure.  If you need an item, we can still order it from other UC or Ohio libraries.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Please know that we aim to do everything possible to make this temporary relocation as seamless as possible for our campus community.

See you in Snyder,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

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