Archive for the 'All news' Category
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
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.
- For library questions, please visit the Sherman Fairchild Library, contact us by phone (x3405), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Caltech community will continue to have access to the Millikan Library. Please consult the library hours page for more information.
- 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.
SFL open 9am – 6pm. Caltech or Reader’s ID is required all day. Millikan, Dabney, Cahill and Geology are closed all day.
All libraries are closed all day.
Regular Sunday hours are in effect.
Please visit our Hours Page for more information.
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.
We are currently having access issues with ScienceDirect content published 7/1/2015+. If you encounter a problem downloading a journal article from ScienceDirect that we subscribe to please request it from Docuserve. There is no charge for this service.
We apologize for this problem and are working with Elsevier towards a solution. If you have questions please email us and we will respond promptly .
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|
|Archives||8am – 5pm||closed|
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 email@example.com 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.