Archive for January, 2008

New interface for Web of Knowledge

ISI Web of Knowledge/Web of Science will transition to a new interface on February 4. The main change is that the default search will be run in both Web of Science and INSPEC.

Preview of the New Interface.

IEEE Xplore down 1/26/08

An upgrade of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library is scheduled for Saturday, 26 January. During this deployment, the system will be unavailable for up to eight hours beginning at approximately 9:00 AM ET.

December New Library Resources

The lists of new resources added to the libraries’ collection during the month of December are now available at: New to the Caltech Libraries

What is Wrong with Scientific Publishing, and How do We Fix It?

What’s Wrong with Scientific Publishing, and How do We Fix It?
Part 3: Opening Peer Review

Thursday, Jan 24
4 pm – 5:30 pm (Refreshments 3:40 pm)
106 Spalding Lab, Hartley Memorial Seminar Room

The peer review process is undeniably critical to progress in research, yet it is often criticized for being slow, biased, and lacking in accountability.  In addition, controversy regarding the process abounds given the new technologies, increasing volume of manuscripts and unsustainable journal price increases.   In response, many scientists, especially young researchers, are calling for a more open, democratic, and transparent peer review process.  What does open peer review look like, and can it really live up to its promise?  Hear about new models being used in environmental science, atmospheric chemistry and economics, and join in a discussion of the possibilities.


Tapio Schneider, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering

John Seinfeld, Louis E. Nohl Professor & Professor of Chemical Engineering

R. Preston McAfee, J. Stanley Johnson Professor of Business Economics and Management

Millikan will close at 9PM Sunday night (1/13) for a planned power outage

The annual generator test for Millikan is scheduled for Monday morning 1/14. As usual, Millikan will close at 9PM the night before the test (Sunday, 1/13).

Millikan will reopen on Monday morning (1/14) at 9AM.

The SFL is not impacted by this closure and will remain open 24/7.

New Room Reservation is available to access with IMSS login

The new Room Reservations site is available now to accept reservations for the year of 2008. On the new site, your current login is going away and you need to access the new calendar with Your IMSS login.