Archive for May, 2011

Cambridge Crystallographic Data System Updated

The May 2011 CSD data update has been added to The Cambridge Structural Database. In addition, the Mercury software has been updated. According to the announcement for Mercury v2.4.5, “this update includes a powerful new collection of tools for the analysis of geometrical, chemical and crystallographic data from the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD). Thee new data analysis functionality supersedes the program VISTA and is integrated into the program Mercury in order to provide interactive statistical, charting and plotting options alongside 3D structure visualisation and analysis.”

For more information about CCDC visit the Caltech CCDC home page.

ACS Division gives first Award named after Caltech Librarian

The Wiggins-Roth Award for Outstanding Service is an occasional award presented by the American Chemical Society’s Chemical Information Division which recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of chemical information. The first award was presented this year. The ‘Roth’ in the award’s name is Caltech’s longtime Chemistry Librarian, Dana Roth.

Library Workshop: CODA: If you publish, you need CaltechAUTHORS: Wednesday, May 18

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, May 18


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328



April 2011 New Books and Journals lists

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