Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Seven Million Articles in OhioLINK's EJC!

The seven millionth article was recently added to OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center. The EJC provides students, faculty and staff at participating OhioLINK institutions with instantaneous online access to more than 6,900 journal titles from 90+ publishers.

OhioLINK users download 4.81 million scholarly articles from the EJC annually. A total of 21.9 million articles have been downloaded from the EJC since its inception in April 1998.

More EJC stats may be found at the EJC Fast Facts page:

[press release from Candi Clevenger, Communications Manager, OhioLINK]

Monday, June 19, 2006

College Republicans Call for Beach Parties to Mock Global Warming

This piece was published by syndicated columnist Edward Flattau of Global Horizons, and redistributed June 1 by BushGreenwatch, a web site devoted to "tracking the Bush Administration's environmental misdeeds."

"Whatever happened to the Republican Party of Teddy Roosevelt, a political party distinguished by its forward-looking environmental policy? Today, we have the College Republican National Committee (CRNC) urging its 200,000 student members on 1500 campuses to hold beach parties to mock the threat of global warming. If this is representative of the generation that is going to inherit the earth, the earth is in trouble big-time.

"The CRNC derives its dismissive view of global warming from a small clique of increasingly discredited scientists who claim the climate change threat is an exercise in scaremongering. It is a claim that is refuted by the weight of evidence, and subsequently by a consensus of scientists (including leading climatologists) throughout the world." Read more.

Edward Flattau's 1998 book, Tracking the Charlatans, is available in the Main Library.

Warmer Waters Threaten Alaska's Oyster Industry

From National Public Radio


Day to Day, June 19, 2006 · A temperature rise in the once-frigid waters of Alaska is having a significant effect on the state's oyster industry. Vibrio, a bacteria common in warmer waters, is showing up in the region. And that's changing the quality and safety of the shellfish. Ashley Gross of the Alaska Public Radio Network reports. Listen @ NPR

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Oberlin renews our membership in BioMed Central

Oberlin, as a member of OhioLINK and the Oberlin Group, is a supporting member of BioMed Central, which means Oberlin researchers can submit manuscripts for publication in any of the BioMed Central journals without paying a manuscript review fee. Read more at the BMC site. Open access at BMC ensures that your research reaches as wide an audience as possible, once articles are vetted through scholary peer-review and editorial services. Explore the BMC subject list of journals, which continues to expand, and covers every conceivable area of the life sciences. While there, check out the BMC Cell Biology image of the month.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

NAL Digital Repository Offers USDA Publications Online

The National Agricultural Library Digital Repository (NALDR) includes more than 2,100 individual volumes or issues, representing 29 unique series or book titles. Visit the repository.

From the web site: The NALDR provides access to publications either digitized by NAL or through NAL’s partnerships with other institutions (see NALDR Projects). The majority of the publications available in the NALDR were published by the US Department of Agriculture. Examples include the Agriculture Information Bulletin, the Agricultural Economic Report, and the Yearbook of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A comprehensive list of full text publications is provided on the Publications - Additional Information page.