Monthly Archives: January 2012

Elsevier’s Publishing Model Might be About to Go Up in Smoke

Read the full story in Forbes. Academic publishing is a very good game indeed if you can manage to get into it. As the publisher the work is created at the expense of others, for free to you. There are … Continue reading

Posted in INHS, ISAS, ISGS, ISTC, ISWS, Scholarly publishing | Leave a comment

Scholars Seek Better Ways to Track Impact Online

Read the full story in the Chronicle of Higher Education. In academe, the game of how to win friends and influence people is serious business. Administrators and grant makers want proof that a researcher’s work has life beyond the library … Continue reading

Posted in INHS, ISAS, ISGS, ISTC, ISWS, Scholarly publishing | Leave a comment

Savvy Researcher Spring 2012 workshops

The Savvy Researcher http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/4068 Open workshops geared to graduate students (and also open to faculty and staff) in all disciplines. Small class size Hands-on One-hour sessions The information experts are here to help you with improving your research skills on … Continue reading

Posted in INHS, ISAS, ISGS, ISTC, ISWS, Training opportunities | Leave a comment

EPA Releases New Tool with Information about Water Pollution Across the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of a new tool that provides the public with important information about pollutants that are released into local waterways. Developed under President Obama’s transparency initiative, the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant … Continue reading

Posted in INHS, ISAS, ISGS, ISTC, ISWS | Leave a comment

The National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation [Draft]

Via Docuticker. Source: U.S. Department of the Interior From the strategy web site: In response to increasing impacts of climate change and other stressors on America’s natural resources, the United States Congress has called for the development of a national, … Continue reading

Posted in INHS, ISGS, ISTC, ISWS | Leave a comment

Data Management LibGuide from the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Library has developed a Data Management LibGuide, which is designed for researchers who have to include data management plans with their proposals. Although targeted at UMass researchers, most of the links are to more general … Continue reading

Posted in Data Management, INHS, ISAS, ISGS, ISTC, ISWS | Leave a comment

Journal of Environmental Sustainability

The Journal of Environmental Sustainability (JES) is an open access, green, peer reviewed, double blind journal for the dissemination of both theoretical and applied topics in the domain of environmental sustainability. The journal is published by the Rochester Institute of … Continue reading

Posted in INHS, ISAS, ISGS, ISTC, ISWS, Open access | Leave a comment

Human Dimensions of Conservation Presentation

Dr. LoraKim Joyner will present the talk “Human Dimensions of Conservation”. When: Monday, January 30th Where: Large Animal Clinic Auditorium in the College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana Time: 7 PM Cost: Free Sponsors: Lafever Conservation and … Continue reading

Posted in Citizen science, INHS, Meetings and seminars | Leave a comment

Webinar: Restoring Aquatic Connectivity in the Great Lakes Basin: Key Issues and Lessons Learned

Date: January 25, 2012 Time: 9-11 am Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/780702433 Connectivity among aquatic habitats is critical for the health of our waterways and the condition of our fisheries. Today, however, barriers such as dams and poorly performing culverts block passage … Continue reading

Posted in INHS, ISGS, ISTC, ISWS, Meetings and seminars | Leave a comment

New Education Community on Data.gov

The new Data.gov education community is a central place to find education data and resources including high-value data sets, data visualization tools, resources for the classroom, and more. The data has been gathered from various agencies to provide detailed information on … Continue reading

Posted in Data Management | Leave a comment