The Library has developed an Institutional Repository to store the intellectual output of researchers across the history of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
The Repository holds journal articles, theses, presentations and other resources that can be freely accessed from anywhere.
The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences established a laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor in 1890. The first paper, published by Davenport here in 1892 was “The germ-layers in Bryozoan Buds”. During the height of the Carnegie Institution of Washington era, 29 papers were produced in 1918 by CSHL’s 53 researchers. In 2010 alone 221 papers were published by a community that has grown to 317 Ph.D.s, MD.s, and other researchers. The full history of CSHL author’s publications is available through the CSHL Authors' Publications Database. The database provides abstracts and full text, where available.
Recently added publications include:
In this presentation Jill Cirasella (Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication, Graduate Center, CUNY) provides an excellent explanation as to what motivates publication in OA journals, counters some of the myths about OA publishing and shows the differences between publishing in open access journals and self-archiving
For more information about OA at CSHL contact the Library
Last Friday famed molecular biologist Francois Jacob passed away. Jacob, along with Andrew Lwoff and Jacques Monod, was awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for identifying messenger RNA and their work on gene regulation. This research was conducted during the golden age of molecular biology--the period from the late 1940s until the early 1960s when our understanding of genetics grew leaps and bounds. Jacob described the tight-knit community of scientists at the time in an oral history interview for Web of Stories: