Future of Scholarly Communications symposium...

Sep 8, 2006 by

The Chemical Information Division of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring a symposium of interest to information professionals and chemists on the subject of new models of scholarly publishing entitled The Future of Scholarly Communications. The symposium will take place on Friday, October 6, 2006, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon at the ACS Northeast Regional Meeting, Binghamton, NY. Speakers are: Elizabeth Brown, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY Introduction and Overview to Scholarly Communications David P. Martinsen, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC The impact of web technology on scholarly publishing Linda J. Miller, Nature Publishing, New York, NY Nature’s trial of open peer review Julia C. Blixrud, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Washington, DC Advocating for new models of scholarly communication: the role of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) William G. Town,...

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ACS-CINF: volunteers needed

Aug 29, 2006 by

The Publications Committee of the Chemical Information Division of ACS needs volunteers to fill several vacancies on the committee: Business Manager: the Business Manager is responsible for soliciting advertisements for the CIB, ensuring timely receipt of advertising copy, issueing and tracking invoices to advertisers and subscribers, and handling accounting and budget issues. Assistant Business Manager: duties are in a support capacity to the Business Manager and will include managing subscriptions. At-Large Members: these positions would assist the Publications Officers with their duties while gaining valuable experience, and also participate fully in setting goals and objectives of the publications under the auspices of the Publications Committee. All positions are for two year terms. More details are available in the procedures manual, section 3.2.14. If you are interested in any of the vacancies, please contact Beth...

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ACS-CINF: social software sessions podcasts...

Jun 21, 2006 by

At the March 2006 ACS National Meeting in Atlanta, the Division of Chemical Information presented a symposium “Social Software and Chemical Information”. The presentations of that symposium are now available via podcast. The slides are also available. Speakers were Beth Thomsett-Scott, Teri Vogel, Brian Maurice Lynch, Barbara Greenman, Jeremy Garritano, Randy Reichardt, Martin Walker and Jonathan Coffman. Update: the URL was...

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