Archive for February, 2011

Library Workshop: CODA: If you publish, you need CaltechAUTHORS: Wednesday, March 2

CODA: If you publish, you need CaltechAUTHORS

CaltechAUTHORS is an institutional repository providing free access to articles written by, with, or in close association with Caltech professorial faculty. Come and see how quickly and easily author postprints (author-formatted, post-peer review and copy-edited) can be uploaded and made easily retrievable by a global audience.

Wednesday, March 2


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


The Friends of Caltech Libraries: Mudbound: A Look at Freedom and Entrapment in Rural Mississippi

The Friends of Caltech Libraries present

Mudbound: A Look at Freedom and Entrapment in Rural Mississippi

Caltech professors; Dr. Morgan Kousser, Professor of History and Social Science, and Dr. Christopher Hunter, Assistant Professor of English, will join Mudbound author Hillary Jordan in a conversation about post WWII Mississippi where Jim Crow racism and the slippery Delta mud serve in tandem to ensnare the minds of those who work the land.

Join in the discussion of this year’s Pasadena Public Library One City One Story selection:

Friday, March 25

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Caltech’s Baxter Lecture Hall
Located in Bldg. 77

Copies of the book may be purchased at the Caltech Bookstore.

eDevices Available @ Sherman Fairchild Library

The Sherman Fairchild Library was specifically funded with an eye to providing up-to-date services, including those on the leading edge of changes in the scholarly information world. Over the years, SFL has introduced circulating laptops, a computer commons, and kept the technology in the Group Study Rooms cutting edge. Our newest experiment is circulating hardware. We are seeking to investigate the utility of these devices in fulfilling our mission to support research and education.

Apple iPads, Kindles, and Flip Cameras are available for students to check out. Kindles will circulate for 3 days. iPads and Flip Cameras will circulate for 24 hours. For more information:

If you would like to suggest a book for the Kindles or an app for the iPads, please contact email us.

January 2011 New Books and Journals lists

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of January 2011 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.

Cambridge Structural Data System (CCDC) moved to new hardware

The CCDC system has been moved to new, more powerful hardware. IMSS has changed the campus DNS to point to the new machine, but it may take a while for the change to propagate.

If you get a message that ‘account is currently not available’, you are still pointing to the old server. You may use the following temporary address to reach the new server:

Please note that if you are using an IP address to connect to CCDC, the current IP is (not

If you find any problems with the CCDC software on the new server, please contact Betsy Coles (bcoles AT

IEEE Xplore currently unavailable.

Due to inclement weather and subsequent power issues in the New Jersey IEEE corporate office, IEEE Xplore is currently unavailable. IEEE is working diligently to restore service as soon as possible.

Cambridge Structural Data System (CCDC) unavailable Feb. 2nd beginning at 10AM

The CCDC system will be moved to new hardware beginning at 10:00 AM on Wed. Feb. 2nd. We hope to have the system available again by noon but the process may take longer. A new message will be posted here when the system is back up. Please contact Betsy Coles (bcoles at with any questions.