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Event – Scientific Paper of the Future, 1/9/17

Envisioning the Scientific Paper of the Future

Monday, January 9, 2017, Avery House Dining Hall and Library
Register for event  (registration is not required, but is requested for catering planning).
10:00 – 12:00 am
Envisioning the Scientific Paper of the Future: a panel discussion
Victoria Stodden, Associate Professor of Statistics, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois.
Titus Brown, Associate Professor of Population Health and Reproduction, UC Davis Genome Center.
Yolanda Gil, Research Professor of Computer Science, USC, PI of the Interactive Knowledge Capture research group and Associate Division Director for Research of the Intelligent Systems Division at USC’s Information Sciences Institute.

Moderator: Richard C. Flagan, Irma and Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
The Imapct of Open Data Sharing: Perpectives from the LIGO Open Science Center.
Alan Weinstein, Professor of Physics, Caltech. Dr. Weinstein leads the gravitational wave astrophysical data analysis group at LIGO Laboratory.

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Open Discussions: What Does the Caltech Community Want in the Scientific Paper of the Future?
In this session participants will discuss their visions for a more open, transparent and reusable scientific communication. Discussions will start in two self-organized breakouts: experimentalists and theoreticians/modelers.
Our conversations will be led by the morning speakers, using the following two framing questions:
– What opportunities do not exist today that could exist with open publishing platforms?
– What factors would accelerate change?
Perspectives from the day will be shared with the Faculty Library Committee and will be used by the Caltech LIbrary to inform its future planning to support 21st century publishing.

Sherman Fairchild Library will be open 24 hours this weekend (Dec. 2-3).

The Sherman Fairchild Library will be open 24 hours this weekend due to finals.

Print Math Journals – Collection Move

Library staff have started moving math journals that were shelved in the Millikan basement to the Sherman Fairchild Library (SFL). The math journals will all be shelved in the SFL basement on compact shelves. If you have difficulty finding a title during this move please email Thank you in advance for your patience during this move.

Library Workshop: ‘You and Your Thesis’ – Wednesday, December 7, 2:00pm

You and Your Thesis

Are you working on your thesis?
Did you know that electronic copies of theses must be submitted?
Are you aware of the formatting requirements for theses?
This class will give a brief overview of techniques useful in the production and publication of Caltech electronic theses, including tips on formatting and submitting, and will touch on intellectual property considerations and access.

Wednesday, December 7


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328








Thanksgiving weekend hours

Wednesday, 11/23
Registration and reference services will end at noon. All libraries will close to all users at 5pm.

Thursday, 11/24
All libraries will be closed to all users.

Friday, 11/25
SFL and Millikan will be open 9am – midnight with a Caltech or Reader’s ID required all day. Dabney, Cahill and Geology will be closed.

Saturday, 11/26
SFL and Millikan will be open 9am – midnight with a Caltech or Reader’s ID required all day. Dabney, Cahill and Geology will be closed.

Sunday, 11/27
All libraries will be open normal Sunday hours.

Please visit our Hours page for a full schedule.

DocuServe/ILL will be closed beginning Wednesday, November 23rd at 12pm and will re-open at 7am on Monday, November 28th. If you have any questions about this closure, please email

Pick up location for library holds is still only Sherman Fairchild Library

The Library’s email notification system is currently (and erroneously) sending notices which indicate a pick up location other than Sherman Fairchild Library.

Please ignore this other location. Unless you are registered for campus delivery, all holds or recalls can be picked up only at Sherman Fairchild Library.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or x3405.

Library Workshop: ‘EndNote For Beginners’ – Wednesday, November 16, 2:00pm

EndNote For Beginners

Are you writing a research paper or ready to start your thesis? Want an easy way to store, manage and search for bibliographic references? EndNote for Beginners may be just the quick start session you need. Learn what EndNote is and the basics of how it can work for you to organize the articles you’re reading and create bibliographies within a word processing document.  We’ll cover how to get your references into EndNote and what to do with them once they’re there.

Wednesday, November 16


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328




Sherman Fairchild Library open 24 hours this weekend

The Sherman Fairchild Library will be open 24 hours this weekend due to midterms.

Library Workshop: ‘Introduction to 3D Printing at Caltech Library’ – Thursday, November 3, 1:00pm

Join us for an overview of 3D printing in the Caltech Library! The Caltech Library TechLab currently has six 3D printers and more technology to be added in the coming terms. This session will cover the basics of 3D printing, what machines the TechLab has available, an overview of the TechLab usage policies, and recommendations for printing software and other resources.  You are encouraged to bring your laptop as we will be covering software and settings that will help you get started in using the TechLab!

Thursday, November 3


Millikan Library, 9th Floor



In addition, we’ll have a special presentation by MAKEiT followed by Q&A:

Designers from the MAKEiT company will give a special presentation on tips and tricks for 3D printing. Although aimed at more experienced users, all are welcome to attend.


Millikan Library, 9th Floor


Library Workshop: ‘Credit Where Due: Avoiding Publishing Disputes and Plagiarism’ – Wednesday, November 2, 2:00pm

Reputation and recognition are essential rewards in academic and scholarly publishing. Giving credit where due is a matter of academic integrity and responsible conduct of research. In this program participants will compare the three most common practices for giving credit:

  • Citation
  • Acknowledgement
  • Joint Authorship

Using a case study approach, participants you will distinguish when to apply which standard to recognize other people’s contributions to one’s own work.

Wednesday, November 2


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


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