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We're all drinking plastic. Shocking study finds a single bottle of water contains over 240,000 plastic fragments.

by Tibi Puiu, ZME Science (fair warning > LOTS of ads!)

The findings appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

RSC Read & Publish License

RSC logoThe UT Libraries now have a Read & Publish license for Royal Society of Chemistry journals that allows UT Austin-affiliated corresponding authors to publish their articles open access without paying an Article Processing Charge (APC).  This is an opt-out model, meaning that authors will be offered open access as the default at the time their article is accepted, unless they choose to decline. 

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Open Science 101 curriculum

NASA has unveiled their Open Science 101 curriculum. This is a community developed curriculum that introduces important concepts and skills through five different modules: Ethos of Open Science, Open Tools and Resources, Open Data, Open Code, and Open Results. Those who complete all five modules will learn the skills they need to streamline their workflows and improve their data management practices. They will also earn a NASA Open Science digital badge. While the curriculum is designed to be self-paced, there will be options for instructor-led training sessions beginning in early 2024.

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New OA Agreement

UT Austin now has an agreement with Cogitatio Press. The agreement allows UT Austin corresponding authors to publish in any Cogitatio journal without paying an article processing charge (APC). Cogitatio publishes five journals: Media and CommunicationOcean and Society (launching in 2024/2025), Politics and GovernanceSocial Inclusion, and Urban Planning. You can find more information about our support for OA publishing on the OA LibGuide.

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Improving Pathways for Women of Color in Tech.

New Action Collaborative Launched to Improve Pathways for Women of Color in Tech Education and Careers.

News Release | December 20, 2023. 


Remembering DENNIS TROMBATORE, Colleague & Friend.

The Deep Sea - The Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the ocean. Just how far would YOU go?! Check it out and see what two men, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh, witnessed in the submarine Trieste on January 23rd, 1960. Slowly descend into the Mariana Trench and find what marine life exist at different depths and then hit bottom at 10914 meters!   

The Scholarly Kitchen

Kitchen Essentials: An Interview with Chris Shillum of ORCID
In today's Kitchen Essentials interview, Alice Meadows asks Chris Shillum, Executive Director of ORCID, to share his thoughts about his career in research infrastructure.
by Alice Meadows | Dec 18, 2023

"What’s Hot and Cooking In Scholarly Publishing" - Keep up-to-date with the lastest in scholarly publishing & communication. "The Scholarly Kitchen is a moderated and independent blog aimed to help fulfill this mission by bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas, and presenting them openly."

More Than 170 Trillion Pieces of Plastic Afloat in The World's Oceans

A research paper recently published in PLOS ONE reveals there are more than 170 trillion plastic particles, weighing approximately 2 million tonnes, afloat in the world’s oceans. By evaluating trends of ocean plastic from 1979 to 2019, the authors observe a rapid increase of marine plastic pollution and make an urgent call for policy measures focused on source reduction and reuse rather than recycling and cleanup.

SOURCE: SevenSeas Media.

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