UC San Diego already has a history of pioneering such open access to scientific publications. In 1996, the then San Diego-based editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Investigation made it the first well-known scientific journal to publish all articles free online. Philip E. Bourne, Ph.D., Professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego, founded SciVee, an open-access website that provides community web services and video resources for researchers of all levels to create and share scientific data using compelling new multimedia resources. Dr. Bourne was one of the two featured speakers on Open Access Day, along with Richard Roberts, Ph.D., of New England Biolabs, joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1993 and a pioneer in supporting taxpayer access to publicly funded research.
The first edition of Essentials of Glycobiology, published in print in 1999, was released online as part of the NCBI Bookshelf in 2003. The content of the second edition of Essentials of Glycobiology has been completely updated and expanded to reflect the new findings and extensive progress in the field of glycobiology that has occurred since the first edition appeared nearly 10 years ago.
"Hundreds of people every week have continued to look at the first edition of Essentials of Glycobiology online," wrote David Lipman, M.D., NCBI Director, in the preface to the new edition. "These readers are geographically dispersed, including from parts of Africa, South America, and Asia. The audience is also educationally dispersed: the book is referenced in Wikipedia, university libraries all over the world list and link to the electronic book, and major Internet search engines index the content."
While the first edition focused primarily on vertebrate glycobiology, the second edition reflects the fact that glycosylation is universal, that all cells in all speciesfrom eubacteria
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