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SFL open 9am to 6pm. Caltech or Reader ID is required all hours. Millikan, Dabney, Cahill, and Geology are closed for the holiday.
The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of August 2015 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 newly revised, comprehensive reference work Treatise on Geophysics is now available to Caltech users thanks to a cost-sharing arrangement with the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences.
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The Library is looking for a Digital Technologies Development Librarian. See the job description with a link to apply.
The elevator at SFL is now working again.
The elevator at the Sherman Fairchild Library is unfortunately still out of service. 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 and MCR are currently accessible by stairs only. Groups of up to 15 people are welcome to schedule meetings in MIL 200 instead.
For further assistance with accessibility matters, please contact Disability Services at Caltech.
The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of July 2015 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.
Due to renovations at Baxter Hall, the Caltech Library book drop has been removed. The nearest book drop would be located inside Beckman Lab but books can be returned to any of the libraries on campus.
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