Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Learning Futures Festival - Beyond Distance's annual e-learning conference

7 - 14 January 2010 - entirely online.

Key international thinkers and practitioners in the field in a programme of keynotes, papers and workshops.

More information and register online at: http://www.le.ac.uk/beyonddistance/festival

Scottish Science Hall of Fame - National Library of Scotland

The online exhibition.

With information about:

James Clerk Maxwell, John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Watson-Watt, Alexander Fleming, Joseph Black, James Hutton, James Watt, Lord Kelvin, John Napier.

Includes reading lists, other useful websites and places to visit related to the men above.

Monday, 21 December 2009

LHC physics results published. Open Access.

LHC physics results, from the ALICE Collaboration, have been published by Springer in the European Physical Journal C. The article is Open Access and is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

Recently, another group working at the LHC, the CMS collaboration, prepared 23 articles describing the performance of their experimental apparatus. These are submitted to arXiv.org, and they will also appear as Open Access publications on the SISSA/IOP Journal of Instrumentation.

These articles are Open Access thanks to special agreements between publishers and CERN. An initiative called SCOAP3 aims to convert all the literature of the field to Open Access, without author costs (although costs via institutional library subscriptions to the journals would remain).

A budget envelope of 10 Million Euros/year is estimated for the operation, and over 65% of these funds have been so far pledged by partners in 23 countries (including the HE in the UK).

More here http://scoap3.org/news/news71.html


Porto, Portugal, 19 to 21 March 2010

Mobile Learning, a Retrospective Outlook

Since its inauguration in 2005, the IADIS Mobile Learning conference series has provided a forum to present, discuss and promote international mobile learning research.

Five years on, the IADIS Mobile Learning 2010 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which provides a retrospective outlook of the field.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

New AIP collaboration website for physical scienctists

AIP UniPHY, powered by Collexis High Definition Search, enables fast, accurate and extraordinary knowledge retrieval and discovery, and empowers individuals to search for and identify documents, researchers, trends, and new discoveries more quickly. AIP UniPHY provides intuitive interfaces through which researchers can network and share data.

UniPHY site

Requires personal registration.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Main Library - exam revision 24x7 opening

From 8.30am on Thursday 3 December the Main Library will be open 24x7 until midnight on Thursday 17 December. The IS Helpdesk staffed hours remain unchanged; self-services operate when the Helpdesk is closed.