Monday, June 01, 2009

Open Access Authoring & Caltech to close up shop

This blog, which has existed since 2005, will no longer be updated. The OA focus of Caltech Library Services has led us to replace it with an RSS feed from CaltechAUTHORS, our digital repository of Caltech-authored research some of which is Open Access. Visit us at to keep up with CIT's publishing.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dr. Stuart Shieber, Director of Harvard's Office of Scholarly Communication, addresses Caltech campus

In February 2008, the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences unanimously approved a policy stating that faculty members grant to Harvard permission to make their articles freely available to the public. Harvard thereby became the first U.S. university to explicitly establish an open access policy for the publications of its faculty. As Director of the new Office of Scholarly Communication, Stuart Shieber is charged with administering the policy and other programs to provide the broadest possible access to the scholarly output of the university. Dr. Shieber came to Caltech on March 26th to discuss the background to the Harvard faculty motion and its implementation, as well as other initiatives to foster change in the scholarly publishing system. His talk was videotaped by Caltech Digital Media Services and can be accessed through its catalog or through a direct link here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Muno et al. demonstrate a correlation between SiO and X-rays in the Galactic Center

M. A. Amo-Baladrón, J. Martín-Pintado, M. R. Morris, M. P. Muno and N. J. Rodríguez-Fernández. (2008) Correlation between SiO and X-ray emission in the Galactic Center. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 131: 012017. CaltechAUTHORS

Monday, February 09, 2009

Smolke lab explores RNAi programmable control of gene expression

Chase L Beisel, Travis S Bayer, Kevin G Hoff, and Christina D Smolke. (2008) Model-guided design of ligand-regulated RNAi for programmable control of gene expression. Molecular Systems Biology, 4:224, 28 October 2008. CaltechAUTHORS

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

R. Preston McAfee named SPARC Innovator

R. Preston McAfee, J. Stanley Johnson Professor of Business, Economics and Management, has been named the newest SPARC innovator for his pioneering contributions to the Open Educational Resources movement and passionate advocacy for Open Access. In 2006, McAfee was the first to publish a complete textbook, Introduction to Economic Analysis, and make it openly available online as well as in CaltechBOOK, one of the constituent repositories in Caltech CODA (Collection of Open Digital Archives).

SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Zhong and Sternberg map genetic interactions of A. suum to C. Elegans

Cui-Qin Huang, Robin B. Gasser, Cinzia Cantacessi, Alasdair J. Nisbet, Weiwei Zhong, Paul W. Sternberg, Alex Loukas, Jason Mulvenna, Rui-Qing Lin, Ning Chen, and Xing-Quan Zhu (2008) Genomic-Bioinformatic Analysis of Transcripts Enriched in the Third-Stage Larva of the Parasitic Nematode Ascaris suum. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2(6):e246. CaltechAUTHORS

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sakura Schäfer-Nameki explores finite size effect in planar AdS/CFT

Vijay Chickarmane models generation of stem cells from differentiated cells