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The California Institute of Technology chose TIND’s cloud solution to manage university-wide print and electronic resources.
Pasadena, California and Geneva, Switzerland – July 13, 2015. CERN spin-off TIND Technologies was selected by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to provide their cloud-based library management system based on CERN open source technology. The solution will be integrated with EBSCO’s Discovery Service.
“The TIND library management system disrupts the traditional Integrated Library System paradigm. We’re excited to implement this open source platform and to partner with like-minded innovators at TIND Technologies to meet both current and emerging needs,” says Kristin Antelman, university librarian at Caltech.
The TIND system allows the library to modernize and simplify workflows related to print resource management, while providing a stronger platform for the management of electronic resources.
Through close collaboration with the Caltech Library, TIND will strengthen its electronic resource management (ERM) capabilities by developing an ERM module that leverages the Global Open Knowledge Base (GOKb). Using an open, community-managed knowledge base further supports TIND’s mission of providing open platforms and services.
The TIND solution also offers strong digital asset management and preservation capabilities, providing the Caltech Library with the potential to support digital asset management, including institutional research output and data, within the same platform.
About TIND Technologies
TIND Technologies is an official CERN spin-off providing library management systems, institutional repositories and research data repositories based on CERN open source technology through a software-as-a-service model. The company is based in Trondheim, Norway and Geneva, Switzerland.
About the California Institute of Technology
The California Institute of Technology or Caltech, named the world’s top university by Times Higher Education, is a world-renowned and pioneering research and education institution dedicated to advancing science and engineering.
For more information, please contact:
University Librarian, Caltech
CEO, TIND Technologies AS
On Monday July 6th, the Millikan circulation desk will be vacated as the Millikan circulation staff and services merge with the Sherman Fairchild Library circulation desk.
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- A self-checkout machine will be available in the lobby for the Caltech community to check out materials from the Millikan basement and 9th floor.
- The DocuServe office will remain on the north side of the first floor of Millikan. Interlibrary loan materials can be picked up from here Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. DocuServe will also continue to be available for scanning, printing, or binding assistance.
Registration for Caltech Affiliates ends at 3pm. SFL closes at midnight.
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The Library has successfully resolved problems with access to subscribed Elsevier journals. We are working to reset menu settings so you link directly to articles of interest.
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Summer hours go into effect tonight at midnight (12am June 13th).
Our summer hours are as follows:
|SFL||8am – midnight||9am – midnight|
|Millikan||8am – midnight||9am – 9pm|
|Dabney||8am – 5pm||closed|
|Cahill||8am – 5pm||closed|
|Geology||8am – 5pm||closed|
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All libraries require proper ID after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. Caltech Affiliates and Guest Readers may access SFL between 5pm and midnight on weekdays and 9am to midnight on weekends and holidays. Access to Millikan after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends is limited to card swipe access by current Caltech faculty, postdocs, students and staff.
For full details, see our Hours Page.
The SFL and Millikan libraries will be closed for Commencement on June 12th, 2015 from 9:30am – noon.
The elevator at the Sherman Fairchild Library is temporarily out of service until further notice. If you need assistance retrieving books or other materials from the basement, 2nd or 3rd floors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pull them for you.
The group study rooms, MCR and LAB326 are currently accessible by stairs only. Groups of up to 15 people are welcome to schedule meetings in MIL 200 instead.
On May 28, 2015 the Friends of Caltech Libraries Awards Senior Thesis Prize was awarded to Adam Jermyn and Kerry Betz. Mr. Jermyn’s thesis, “The Atmospheric Dynamics of Pulsar Companions,” was nominated by Prof. Sterl Phinney. Ms. Betz’s thesis, “A Novel, General Method for the Construction of C-Si Bonds by an Earth-Abundant Metal Catalyst,” was nominated by Prof. Robert Grubbs.
Each of this year’s five finalists was introduced by their advisor or representative and was presented with a bound and embossed copy of their thesis and a gift from the Friends of the Caltech Libraries for their excellent work and accomplishments. Prof. Jennifer Jahner introduced Phoebe Ann for her thesis in English, “Everybody Farts: Celebrating the Body and Refuting Medical Paternalism in Joyce’s Ulysses.” Prof. Brian Stoltz introduced Kerry Betz. Professor and Vice Provost Mory Gharib introduced Boyu Fan for a thesis in Mechanical Engineering, “Fluid-Structure Interactions of Inverted Leaves and Flags.” Prof. Phinney introduced Adam Jermyn. Prof. Harry Gray introduced Timothy Sinclair for his thesis, “Integrated Catalyst-Photonaode Assemblies for Solar Water Splitting.”
The prizes were awarded by Kristin Antelman, University Librarian. In presenting the award to Adam Jermyn, she noted that the committee viewed his thesis as a tour de force in its breadth of scholarship, creativity, and significance. As his faculty sponsor, Dr. Sterl Phinney, noted in his nomination, “Adam’s senior thesis has solved not one, but two long-standing major problems in astrophysics. It is … comparable to the best PhDs in impact and innovative independent research.” In presenting the award to Kerry Betz, Antelman noted that the committee felt that Kerry Betz’s thesis showed groundbreaking research with broad potential impact across a range of real world problems. Her faculty sponsor, Dr. Robert Grubbs, noted in his nomination, “The seminal aspects of this work were published in the journal Nature, which highlights its significance, creativity, and novelty.”
The Senior Thesis Prize was established in 2010 in order to recognize exceptional senior theses that represent exemplary research and effective use of library resources. This year’s prizes were announced and awarded at a reception at Alumni House on Thursday, May 28th, with students, alumni, Friends of the Caltech Libraries, library staff, and faculty present.
The prize includes an award of $1,200 and the recipients are listed in the Commencement program.
Further information can be found in the Caltech Catalog, or at http://libguides.caltech.edu/libraryprize.
Some people on campus are receiving emails that indicate their library accounts have expired. Please do not respond to these emails or submit your IMSS credentials on the linked page. Faculty library accounts do not expire.
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