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Back issues of the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum are now available online: http://journals.oregondigital.org/trforum. This is the first open access journal published as part of the OSU and UO Libraries new OJS@OregonDigital.org open access journal publishing service.

The new service uses the Public Knowledge Project’s free, open source software, Open Journal System (OJS), as a platform. This new service builds on already existing efforts at the two universities to support publication of other open access content such as journal articles, conference proceedings, newsletters, technical report series and open access monographs using ScholarsArchive@OSU and Scholars’ Bank (UO) open access repositories. OJS@OregonDigital.org supports the full cycle of journal publishing from article submission to archiving. The service:

  1. Takes advantage of modern web-based distribution mechanisms
  2. Increases the visibility of journal publications
  3. Avoids the fees and access restrictions associated with commercial publishers
  4. Reaches readers outside the journal’s core discipline and those without access to academic libraries or traditional research channels
  5. Ensures long-term stewardship and availability

You are invited to a reading and conversation with author Brian Doyle to celebrate the release of his novel, Mink River, this Thursday, December 2, at 7 p.m. at Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis.

Shari Ame of Three Fingered Jack will start the evening with some fiddle tunes, and then Brian will share stories from Neawanaka, the imaginary Oregon coastal village he brings to life so vividly that the Corvallis Gazette Times wonders “what took him so long to venture into the realm of fiction.” (read the story here http://bit.ly/h7rnpC)

The event is cosponsored by OSU Press, The Spring Creek Project, and Grass Roots Books & Music.

If you can’t make it to the reading, but you’re interested in sampling Mink River, check out the excerpts on pages 10 and 11 of the new issue of Oregon Quarterly here: http://www.oregonquarterly.com/winter2010/winter2010-digital.html

You are invited to a reading and conversation with author Brian Doyle to celebrate the release of his novel, Mink River, this Thursday, December 2, at 7 p.m. at Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis.

Shari Ame of Three Fingered Jack will start the evening with some fiddle tunes, and then Brian will share stories from Neawanaka, the imaginary Oregon coastal village he brings to life so vividly that the Corvallis Gazette Times wonders “what took him so long to venture into the realm of fiction.” (read the story here http://bit.ly/h7rnpC)

The event is cosponsored by OSU Press, The Spring Creek Project, and Grass Roots Books & Music.

If you can’t make it to the reading, but you’re interested in sampling Mink River, check out the excerpts on pages 10 and 11 of the new issue of Oregon Quarterly here: http://www.oregonquarterly.com/winter2010/winter2010-digital.html

You are invited to a reading and conversation with author Brian Doyle to celebrate the release of his novel, Mink River, this Thursday, December 2, at 7 p.m. at Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis.

Shari Ame of Three Fingered Jack will start the evening with some fiddle tunes, and then Brian will share stories from Neawanaka, the imaginary Oregon coastal village he brings to life so vividly that the Corvallis Gazette Times wonders “what took him so long to venture into the realm of fiction.” (read the story here http://bit.ly/h7rnpC)

The event is cosponsored by OSU Press, The Spring Creek Project, and Grass Roots Books & Music.

If you can’t make it to the reading, but you’re interested in sampling Mink River, check out the excerpts on pages 10 and 11 of the new issue of Oregon Quarterly here: http://www.oregonquarterly.com/winter2010/winter2010-digital.html

Oregon State University Libraries support arXiv. arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics, and provides open access to over 660,000 research articles in these subject areas. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University Library and by supporting user institutions.

Oregon State University Libraries support arXiv. arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics, and provides open access to over 660,000 research articles in these subject areas. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University Library and by supporting user institutions.

Oregon State University Libraries support arXiv. arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics, and provides open access to over 660,000 research articles in these subject areas. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University Library and by supporting user institutions.

Just in case you’d like to know a little more about archiving your work, here are some resources.

If you want to know what your publisher’s usual policies about self-archiving are, you can go to the SHERPA/RoMEO Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-Archiving Web site and search by publisher or journal title. This website makes clear whether the publisher allows you to archive a pre-print, post-print, or publisher’s .pdf.

You might want to talk to Janet Webster (janet.webster@oregonstate.edu, 541-867-0108) about archiving your work. It doesn’t have to be that hard.

If the process of archiving your work seems a bit overwhelming, the OSU Libraries will be glad to help you. You might consider placing your work in our digital repository, Scholars Archive@OSU . And you don’t have to be directly affiliated with OSU to be able to contribute, ScholarsArchive@OSU is Oregon State University's digital service for gathering, indexing, making available and storing the scholarly work of the Oregon State University community. It also includes materials from outside the institution in support of the university's land, sun, sea and space grant missions and other research interests.

To have the library deposit your scholarly material for you:
Ask your research librarian or Sue Kunda (sue.kunda@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-7262) to have a collection created for your unit and/or for yourself. For an example of a collection, see University Libraries collection of Papers, Articles and Conference Proceedings.
Send your scholarly materials as email attachments or on a CD to Sue Kunda at the Valley Libraryor contact your research librarian to discuss options for submitting your research.
The library will find out whether the research can be legally deposited in ScholarsArchive@OSU, submit your research to ScholarsArchive@OSU, and notify you when it is available.

We all know the pleasant feeling of finding a link in an online catalog to a full-text copy of a report. Unfortunately, the speed of digitization projects sometimes outpace catalogers. This is particularly true for recently scanned ODFW publications. For some time, the OSU Libraries have been scanning ODFW publications and putting them in Scholars Archive, our digital repository. This note is about some easy ways to find this material.

How can you find this online material?

Search within ScholarsArchive.
Surprisingly, this is probably the least desirable method of access. The search engine in the repository is not the most agile or precise. You will be better off:

Searching with your favorite search engine.
Scholars Archive is routinely mined by open access web-crawlers. If you know what you want, just search for it.

Browse the collection to see what is available.

  • Starting at the ScholarsArchive home page.
  • Clickon the “Browse By … Community” link on the left side of the screen. A long list of communities and collections will come up.
  • Click on the Natural Resources collection.
  • Click on the Sub-Community for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Within the ODFW sub-collection are publications from ODFW and the earlier Oregon Fish Commission. Series scanned include the Research Briefs, Research Notes, Contributions and Annual Reports.


Mark Karnowski and others at ODFW have been busily scanning documents in their possession, and have made significant contributions to this resource. We hope to begin a scanning project in the Guin Library in the near future.

Other sources for ODFW publications:

The Corvallis Research Laboratory has many publications on its website, including Progress and Information Reports.

Other publications can be found in the StreamNet Library . You have to look closely at the record sometimes to find the link, but this is a good resource for hard-to-find items. The Oregon State Library catalog has links to many publications. If you are interested in the southern part of our state, the Southern Oregon Digital Archives (SODA) is a wonderful resource. You will probably want to click on the “Bioregion Collection.”

Canadian government information can be difficult to find. Here are some tips.

Anyone interested in cold-water species will probably find the WAVES catalog useful.

WAVES http://inter01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/

The WAVES database is the online catalog of the libraries of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The Canadians have done a lot of work digitizing their publications, and you can find online versions of most Canadian manuscript reports and Canadian technical reports that have been published in the last few years. They've re-designed their web pages, and you can see at a glance if the publication you want is available online. The "advanced" search is particularly useful, because you can specify author, series, date as well as keywords.

This is also a very useful resource for translations. The issues in the series "Canadian translation of fisheries and aquatic sciences" are listed, and, although almost none of them are available online, this is a most valuable resource for finding translations of Russian, Japanese and other publications. The Guin Library has many, but not all, issues in this series. Try variant spellings for author names, especially for the Russians.

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