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MBLWHOI Library Directors Attend First Virtual IAMSLIC Conference

Co-Directors Jen Walton and Lisa Raymond attended the 46th IAMSLIC Annual Conference last week.  The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers was started in Woods Hole in 1975 as an east coast marine science library organization.  It has grown into an international organization of librarians and information professionals involved in all aspects of aquatic and marine sciences and their allied disciplines.

Open Access Week Zoom Events Planned for October

The MBLWHOI Library invites you to attend two ZOOM lunchtime Open Access programs on October 21st and October 28. Each week we will offer informative librarian presentations, followed by open discussions with attendees.

Valuing our library researchers

The Library has been a virtual operation this summer, staff working from home for the most part, with just one librarian a day in the office. Each Woods Hole institution has cooperated with each other and local, state and federal authorities on their Covid period plans. In the Library we have particularly missed our Library Researchers who rent stacks desks and offices.

Updates to Free Access Databases

Many science literature publishers continue to extend to the MBLWHOI Library free access to their science literature resources, such as JSTOR, the MIcrobiology Society, and the Royal Society of London. Many more publishers and foundations continue to freely offer Covid-19 related literature, databases, and other resources to the public. Many of these are notable, particularly the Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 Dashboard, and the BioRxiv and medRxiv Covid-19 preprint collection.

Library Staff Attend ESIP Virtual Conference

The Library's Repository Manager, Debbie Roth, and Data Librarian, Audrey Mickle, attended the Annual ESIP Summer meeting on the latest virtual platform. ESIP is an international organization that promotes the use, organization, and longevity of Earth Science Data.