Archive for March, 2010

Cambridge Structural Database System Updated

The Cambridge Structural Database System and associated software have been updated to the 2010 versions. The Feb. 2010 data update has also been added. This data update takes the number of structures available within the CSD to more than 500,000.

For more information visit the Caltech CCDC home page.

ScienceDirect down for scheduled maintenance this weekend

ScienceDirect will be down for scheduled maintenance from 7:30PM on Saturday March 13th to 5:00AM on Sunday March 14th.

Enhanced February 2010 New Books and Journals lists

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of February 2010 are now available.   This month’s book list continues our newest features, including 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.

Special Lecture: Earthquakes-the Human Story, Friday March 12

Special Lecture: Earthquakes: the Human Story

Date: Friday March 12, 2010, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Cahill Center, Hameetman Auditorium

The Friends of Caltech Libraries in collaboration with the Pasadena Public Library’s 2010 program, One City, One Story, are presenting a special event called “Earthquakes: the Human Story.” Joann Stock, professor of geology and geophysics at Caltech, and Alan Drew, author of “Gardens of Water” will engage in a conversation about the nature, aftermath, and human toll of the 1999 Marmara Quake.As an expert in plate tectonics and the San Andreas Fault, Stock will offer insights about similarities that the San Andreas Fault shares with the North Anatolian Fault, the setting for Alan Drew’s best-selling novel.

Drew will describe his first-hand experience of the quake just days after he arrived for work in Istanbul, and how it became the background for the Kurdish, American, and Turkish characters in Gardens of Water.

Caltech’s Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics is located at 1216 E. California Blvd. (Free parking is available in the parking garage under the baseball field behind the building to the south.)

LexisNexis Scheduled Maintenance Outage Night of March 13

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of March, 2010. LexisNexis online products will be unavailable to users from Saturday, March 13, 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Sunday, March 14, 3:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).