Nobel Prize Winner in the Stacks

Nobel Prize

Jean Tirole, the freshly minted 2014 Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, is well represented in the Dartmouth College Library Collections.The list of books he has authored or co-authored can be found in the Library Catalog. The full-text of his articles and working papers can be found in several of the databases the Library makes available to the Dartmouth Community. His most frequently cited article, “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation,” was published in the July 2003 issue of The Review of Economic Studies and is available in the JSTOR database.The Library’s Economics Research Guide is a useful tool for exploring his other work.

Big Research Data: NIH and DataOne

From the announcement: “Wide-ranging National Institutes of Health grants announced today will develop new strategies to analyze and leverage the explosion of increasingly complex biomedical data sets, often referred to as Big Data. These NIH multi-institute awards constitute an initial investment of nearly $32 million in fiscal year 2014 by NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, which is projected to have a total investment of nearly $656 million through 2020, pending available funds.” Read More. (FY14 Awards)


DataONE: the Data Observation Network for Earth is a distributed cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and accessible Earth observational data. DataONE has dramatically increased the discoverability and accessibility of diverse yet interrelated Earth and environmental science data. In doing so, it has enhanced the efficiency of research and enabled scientists, policy makers and others to more easily address complex questions about our environment and our role within it.” Read More.

About Research Data Management

Amongst the many writings, now on a daily basis, about research data management comes this from Digital Science.

In particular I noticed their research report that asks questions such as “do discovery layers increase usage?” (the answer is “generally, yes, but…”) and “what keeps researchers awake at night?” (including increasing competition for faculty positions and mandates to make research output open and freely available).

A very thoughtful presentation and report, and a publication series that’s worth following!

Three Short Reads

Three I’ve recently come across

Fresh look and further refinement for Google Scholar Profiles

On a related note here’s a discussion of Google Scholar research metrics compared to other products in the market.

Reflections on the Library Assessment Conference though I don’t understand why the author finds predictive analytics “creepy”.

Libraries and Kindles with a good perspective on the work of libraries and publishers in an information environment increasingly influenced and dominated by corporate players such as Amazon.



The Future of Libraries

Proquest has a short post entitled “The future of libraries” on its corporate blog.

Among the comments was this statement:

“Libraries used to be defined by their collections, but increasingly, they are defined by the role they play in assisting their institution to meet its larger mission.

An apt observation in light of the changes and shifts unfolding across the academic and research library landscape.



Altmetrics and Scholarly Impact

“Peer review still plays a critical role in evaluating science, but citation-based bibliometric indicators are becoming increasingly important. This chapter looks at a novel set of indicators that can complement both citation analysis and peer review. Altmetrics use indicators gathered in the real-time Social Web to provide immediate feedback about scholarly works.”

see also
Altmetrics Collection on PLOS

and ImpactStory

New Thayer Publications

A comparison of dry sliding wear of Fe30Ni20Mn25Al25 at room temperature and elevated temperature / Lu, Y; Baker, I; Blau, PJ; Kennedy, FE; Munroe, PR

Direct identification of breast cancer pathologies using blind separation of label-free localized reflectance measurements / Eguizabal, Alma; Laughney, Ashley M.; García-Allende, Pilar Beatriz; Krishnaswamy, Venkataramanan; Wells, Wendy A.; Paulsen, Keith D.; Pogue, Brian W.; Lopez-Higuera, Jose M.; Conde, Olga M.

The physical basis for gas transport through polar firn: A case study at Summit, Greenland / Adolph, A.C.; Albert, M.R.

High frequency magnetic toroidal core loss measurement fixture / Syed, Haider ; Sullivan, Charles R.

A multi-level ladder converter supporting vertically-stacked digital voltage domains / Kesarwani, Kapil; Schaef, Christopher; Sullivan, Charles R.; Stauth, Jason T.

A toroidal power inductor using radial-anisotropy thin-film magnetic material based on a hybrid fabrication process / Qiu, Jizheng; Harburg, Daniel V.; Sullivan, Charles R.

Nanogranular nickel iron thin films for high frequency power applications / Khan, Golam R.; Sullivan, Charles R.

A dynamic equivalent network model of the skin effect / Acero, J.; Sullivan, C.R.

A coupled-inductor multi-level ladder converter for sub-module PV power management / Schaef, Christopher; Kesarwani, Kapil; Stauth, Jason T.

Microemulsion synthesis of iron core/iron oxide shell magnetic nanoparticles and their physicochemical properties / Kekalo, Katsiaryna; Koo, Katherine; Zeitchick, Evan; Baker, Ian

Discrete-time bilinear representation of continuous-time bilinear state-space models / Phan, Minh Q.; Shi, Yunde; Betti, Raimondo; Longman, Richard W.
Source: Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, v 143, p 571-589, 2012, Spaceflight Mechanics 2012 – Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting.

Mechanical properties of the ice I–magnesium sulfate eutectic: A comparison with freshwater ice in reference to Europa. / Narayana Golding, Collin E. Burks, Kylie N. Lucas, Andrew L. Fortt, Scott A. Snyder, Erland M. Schulson

Local mechanical properties of white matter structures in the human brain / Johnson, CL; McGarry, MDJ; Gharibans, AA; Weaver, JB; Paulsen, KD; Wang, H; Olivero, WC; Sutton, BP; Georgiadis, JG

Transrectal electrical impedance tomography of the prostate: Spatially coregistered pathological findings for prostate cancer detection / Wan, YQ; Borsic, A; Heaney, J; Seigne, J; Schned, A; Baker, M; Wason, S; Hartov, A; Halter, R

Silicone breast phantoms for elastographic imaging evaluation / Kashif, AS; Lotz, TF; McGarry, MD; Pattison, AJ; Chase, JG

Dual-tracer background subtraction approach for fluorescent molecular tomography / Tichauer, Kenneth M.; Holt, Robert W.; El-Ghussein, Fadi; Davis, Scott C.; Samkoe, Kimberley S.; Gunn, Jason R.; Leblond, Frederic; Pogue, Brian W.

Pilot study assessment of dynamic vascular changes in breast cancer with near-infrared tomography from prospectively targeted manipulations of inspired end-tidal partial pressure of oxygen and carbon dioxide / Shudong Jiang ; Brian W. Pogue ; Kelly E. Michaelsen ; Michael Jermyn ; Michael A. Mastanduno ; Tracy E. Frazee ; Peter A. Kaufman ; Keith D. Paulsen

Characterization of Clostridium thermocellum strains with disrupted fermentation end-product pathways / Douwe van der Veen, Jonathan Lo, Steven D. Brown, Courtney M. Johnson, Timothy J. Tschaplinski, Madhavi Martin, Nancy L. Engle, Robert A. van den Berg, Aaron D. Argyros, Nicky C. Caiazza, Adam M. Guss, Lee R. Lynd

An improved technique to measure firn diffusivity. / Adolph, Alden; Albert, Mary R.

Microstructure, chemistry, and electronic structure of natural hybrid composites in abalone shell. / Srot, Vesna; Wegst, Ulrike G.K.; Salzberger, Ute; Koch, Christoph T.; Hahn, Kersten; Kopold, Peter; van Aken, Peter A.

Protein Aggregation Behavior Regulates Cyclin Transcript Localization and Cell-Cycle Control. / Lee, ChangHwan; Zhang, Huaiying; Baker, Amy E.; Occhipinti, Patricia; Borsuk, Mark E.; Gladfelter, Amy S.

Wear of UHMWPE from sliding, rolling, and rotation in a multidirectional tribo-system. / Patten, Eli W.; Van Citters, Douglas; Ries, Michael D.; Pruitt, Lisa A.

Local mechanical properties of white matter structures in the human brain. / Johnson, Curtis L.; McGarry, Matthew D.J.; Gharibans, Armen A.; Weaver, John B.; Paulsen, Keith D.; Wang, Huan; Olivero, William C.; Sutton, Bradley P.; Georgiadis, John G.

Microstructure and mechanical properties of two-phase FeNiMnAl: part II mechanical properties. / Wu, X.; Baker, I.; Wu, H.

Bayesian knowledge base tuning. / Santos, Eugene; Gu, Qi; Santos, Eunice E.