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British Library's new 26 million storage facility in Yorkshire - the most advanced in the world

(bl.uk): The world's most advanced library storage facility has been officially opened at the British Library's Boston Spa site in West Yorkshire. The new facility will house low use material including patent specifications, books, serials and newspapers in temperature- and humidity-controlled conditions that meet international standards for archival preservation. In addition, the storage void where the material is kept will be a low oxygen environment to reduce any fire risk to the collection.
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Journal Retraction Guidelines Stress Correction

(Medpagetoday.com): According to new guidelines from an international organization of scientific editors, the goal of a journal retraction is to correct the literature, not to punish erring authors. A journal should retract a publication if there's clear evidence its findings are unreliable, either because of misconduct or honest error, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) declared.
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Suppressing science - Is Climategate world's biggest hoax?

(Calgaryherald.com): On the eve of next week's Copenhagen climate summit, the evidence couldn't be more embarrassing for proponents of global warming. Leaked e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Hadley Climate Research Unit (CRU), one of the world's leading climate change research centres, indicate that prominent scientists cooked the books to make the case for man-made global warming.
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Library to make additional cuts

(Yaledailynews.com): The University Library will soon begin cutting back on some of its resources in the face of a third round of University budget cuts. The Library has announced that it will reduce duplication of materials and cut journal and database subscriptions, as well as purchases of books and other print materials, by 5 percent. Still, the Library will try to minimize the impact on faculty activity, according to the statement, and to maintain access to certain resources.
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US Patent office gain access to India's Traditional Knowledge Digital Library

(patentbaristas.com): India and the United States have signed two inter-governmental agreements on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to help prevent what they say is the misappropriation of traditional knowledge through mistaken issuance of patents, what some call biopiracy. 'Biopiracy' describes a process in which living resources or traditional knowledge and practices are patented, thus applying intellectual property restrictions to their use. The resources in question are predominantly from developing countries, and are the subject of patent applications by companies in developed countries.
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