Science Dissemination Using Open Access: A Compendium of Selected Literature on Open Access , edited by E. Canessa and M. Zennaro, servies as guide to the scientific community on the requirements of open access, and contains numerous inexpensive solutions. The book encourages institutions to adopt open access policies.
On Saturday, November 15, Scopus and ScienceDirect will be unavailable for scheduled upgrades during the following periods:
Scopus: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ScienceDirect: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The IEEE Compter Society is offering online training on its Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL). The one hour session will take place on November 19, 2008 at 2:00 PM EST. It will cover the best practices in searching CSDL content as well as new features. Registration is required; to sign up go to: http://www.computer.org/portal/cms_docs_cs/csdl/jsp/signup/seminar.jsp.
BioOptics World "tracks technologies, applications, and business trends related to the use of optical technologies and instrumentation in the life sciences. Comprising a magazine, e-newsletter, and web site, BioOptics World covers cutting-edge research related to the design, development, and utilization of optical technologies for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and disease processes. BioOptics World is intended for researchers and engineers involved in the development and fabrication of optical components and instrumentation used in the life sciences." BioOptics World is open access, but registration is required.
SPIE Letters Virtual Journal is an open access journal containing the rapid communications (letters) from the six journals published in the SPIE Digital Library: