Northwestern University Transportation Library News

NUtranlit a new, more powerful search discovery tool will replace the Transportation Article database (TRANweb) in late January 2015. The migration to this new platform also means that NUcat – the Library’s catalog – will be replaced by NUsearch.

In order to provide better services to our researchers, the Transportation Library developed a new search interface to allow targeted searching of all of our collections; specific collections (NUtranlit, EIS collection); as well as, all of NU Library collections.

Although not yet fully operational, you can get a preview of these exciting new search tools at http://nwu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=NULTRANV

We welcome your comments or questions at trans@northwestern.edu

Roberto A. Sarmiento

Head, Transportation Library

Free Webinar - What you need to know about SHARE, CHORUS, and Open Access

SHARE, CHORUS, and Open Access: What you need to know In early 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D Expenditures to develop plans to make federally funded research openly available to the public within one year of publication. Partly in response to this directive, university and library groups partnered to develop the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) to promote the preservation of, access to, and reuse of scholarly research. Similarly, publishers, scholarly societies, and service providers came together to create the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS) to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. With similar missions and goals, how might the two groups might work together to promote access to research? Where do they overlap, and how do they differ? And how might individual librarians get involved with these efforts?   Register Now   In honor of Open Access Week, Judy Ruttenberg, from SHARE, and Howard Ratner, from CHORUS will come together for a free 1-hour webinar to discuss the following:
  • What has been the response so far to the OSTP mandate among different federal departments?         
  • What are the functions and goals of SHARE and CHORUS and how do the groups relate to the OSTP mandate?
  • Where do the two groups overlap, where do they complement each other, and how do they differ?
  • How can the groups work together to promote access to research?
  • What can librarians do to help their patrons benefit from the efforts of both groups?
Their words will be followed by some Q & A led by David Ross, executive publisher of open access at SAGE. Have a question you want answered in the webinar? Tweet it out using #SAGETalk now!   Don't forget to register   This webinar is a paid sponsorship opportunity. The products, services, and opinions presented herein do not constitute a Choice, ACRL, or ALA endorsement of any kind. Free Webinar Tuesday, October 21 10am PT, 11am MT 12pm CT, 1pm ET Judy Ruttenberg Program Director for Transforming Research Libraries Association of Research Libraries Howard Ratner Executive Director CHOR, Inc.
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Scholarly Communications @ Duke has posted a new item

By now, most people know about the macaque monkeys that took pictures of themselves in the Indonesian jungle, and the controversy over who, if anyone, owns a copyright in the resulting pictures.  The events actually took place several years ago, but the popular news media has recently picked up the story because of threats by [...]  You may view the latest post at http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/2014/08/10/simian-selfie/

LIST Member Published

Congratulations to LIST committee member David M. Jared, Georgia Department of Transportation, for having his co-authored article Preserving Georgia Pavement with Micromilling published in the May-June issue of the TR News. http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/trnews/trnews292toc.pdf

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SYNTHESIS OF BEST PRACTICES FOR DETERMINING VALUE OF RESEARCH RESULTS

A report produced by Georgia Institute of Technology faculty for the Southeast Transportation Consortium (STC) and the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC).

The overall objective of this project is to synthesize the best practices for determining the value
of research results in order to demonstrate the impact that the research has on transportation
system features, such as safety, quality, and cost effectiveness. This synthesis presents a critical
review of methods used for determining the value of transportation research. Furthermore, it is
intended to identify various measures and data sources used for determining the value of
research.

Read Full report here: http://www.ltrc.lsu.edu/pdf/2014/FR_512.pdf

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