The CaltechAUTHORS repository will be unavailable on Saturday January 3rd, 2015, from 4 AM to 12 Noon. During that time, it will be closed to new submissions, and web-page bibliographies and publications lists generated through CaltechAUTHORS will be unavailable. In addition, the repository may be unstable through the end of the holiday break (1/4/2013), although it should be available for searching. Thank you for your patience while we perform this needed upgrade.
Limited hours for Winter Recess start on Friday, December 19th. For full details see our hours page.
Reference and borrower registration services will be available for limited hours on Thursday 12/18: 8am to 11:30am.
Web of Science will undergo scheduled maintenance on December 13, 2014 to release new search functionality. During this time, access may be intermittent.
Hannah Dvorak-Carbone, from the Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships, will present a review of the patenting process, including changes introduced by the America Invents Act of 2013. This will be followed by a Caltech Librarian presenting a brief overview of patent searching, locating English language patent equivalents, legal status issues, and current awareness techniques.
Thursday, December 18
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
This session will introduce several crystallographic resources and databases available at Caltech. Larry Henling, MPS (Staff Crystallographer) will provide an introduction to using the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), and along with Dr. Michael Takase (X-Ray Facility Director) will answer any questions about the CSD and using the facility. Examples of finding crystallographic data in both specialty databases (such as the ICSD) and general chemistry databases (such as SciFinder) will be also covered.
Tuesday, December 9
Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328
On 12/9 and 12/11, the Caltech Library will provide snacks on the first floor of the Sherman Fairchild Library at midnight.
The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of November 2014 are now available. This month’s book list includes book cover images for many items, and links to Amazon to allow you to browse the books electronically. Please note that we provide no guarantee that Amazon has contracted with the publisher to allow viewers to browse specific books.
The Beckman Room on the ground floor of the Beckman Institute (room 131) is a small museum devoted to the history of chemistry and to the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman. On December 5, first Friday of the month, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 1 to 4 PM.
The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups. Please contact the Caltech Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at http://archives.caltech.edu/about/beckman-room.html