From April 4–10, the Scientific Library invites you to celebrate National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Welcome to Your Library.” The Scientific Library staff is eager to greet you when in-person operations resume, but in the interim, they welcome you to explore the many services that continue beyond the four walls of the Library’s locations in Building 549 and at the Advanced Technology Research Facility.
The NCI at Frederick Scientific Publications Database added 205 publications by NCI at Frederick researchers between April 1 and June 30, 2020.
Summer is here, and that means the return of two popular events from the Scientific Library: the Summer Video Series and the Student Science Jeopardy! Tournament.
Summer has officially begun, and that means two of the Scientific Library’s most popular events—the Summer Video Series and the Student Science Jeopardy Tournament—are right around the corner.
Why are we here? Are we alone? Can we time travel? If you have ever asked these big questions about life, the Scientific Library’s Third Annual Winter Video Series may help you find the answers.
A 20-year-old database of scientific publications by NCI at Frederick, FNLCR, and affiliated employees has gotten a significant facelift. Maintained by the Scientific Library, the redesigned database—which is linked from each of the Scientific Library’s web pages—offers features that were not available in previous versions, such as additional search limits and non-traditional metrics for scholarly and scientific publishing known as altmetrics.
The Scientific Library’s annual Summer Video Series was so successful that it will be offering a new Winter Video Series beginning in January.
For this inaugural event, the staff is showing the eight-part series from National Geographic titled “American Genius.”
Altmetrics, also known as alternative metrics, offer a way to gauge the attention that research output (such as articles, data sets, program code, slide decks, and posters) is generating on social media, reference sharing sites (such as Mendeley), blogs, and other online media.?
The term “altmetrics” was coined on Twitter in 2010 by Jason Priem, then a graduate student at the University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library...
Beginning the week of July 6, the Scientific Library will present its annual Summer Video Series, featuring the acclaimed Ken Burns documentary series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.”
By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer, and Tracie Frederick, Guest Writer
Open access and public access—are they different concepts or are they the same? What do they mean for the researchers at NCI at Frederick?
“Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the Internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder,” according to an open access website maintained by Peter Suber, director, Harvard Open Access Project.