Archive for September, 2012

August 2012 New Books and Journals Lists

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of August 2012 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.

SFX / Caltech Connect back in service

SFX (Caltech Connect) is once again available.  We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the interruption in service.

SFX / Caltech Connect still under maintenance

SFX is still down and links unavailable. During this time, links (Caltech Connect buttons) in Web of Science, Google Scholar ++ will not be available. We are doing our best to complete the necessary maintenance in SFX as quickly as possible. We expect to be done with this by 2pm today. Publisher/Journal websites will still recognize on campus/proxied users as members of the Caltech community, allowing article downloads directly from those sites. If you have questions, please call x3404 or e-mail library@caltech.edu.

SFX / Caltech Connect briefly down this morning

SFX will be down and links unavailable for approximately one hour this morning. During this time links (Caltech Connect buttons) in Web of Science, Google Scholar ++ will not be available. We will do our best to complete the necessary maintenance in SFX as quickly as possible. If you have questions, please call x3404 or e-mail library@caltech.edu.

 

DocuServe will be down for maintenance: Friday, September 21st, 6am to 8am.

DocuServe will be down for maintenance: Friday, September 21st, 6am to 8am.

Science and Math books moving to the Sherman Fairchild Library

The Library staff is currently moving the science and math books from the Millikan Library and consolidating them with the collection in the Sherman Fairchild Library.  The ninth floor materials, all the biology books, will be on the 2nd floor of the SFL by the beginning of first term.   Collections will continue to be moved to and rearranged in the SFL throughout the academic year with completion planned for June 2013.  A more detailed schedule is available upon request.  These changes will allow for more flexible use of space on the 7th and 8th floors of Millikan and for the Library on the 9th floor.

By June of 2013:

  1. All the science and math books will be in the Sherman Fairchild Library
  2. Math print journal titles from the 7th floor will also be in the Sherman Fairchild Library along with selected other titles.  Most print journals will be retrievable upon request from the Library Annex within a few hours on weekdays.  Search the catalog to verify location.  Note:  Most journals are now available electronically.  Visitors may request a time-limited logon from library staff at the circulation desks.

Naturally, as tens of thousands of books are being moved, it may happen that a particular book or section of books may not be readily available.  Please do not hesitate to contact library staff by email, library@caltech.edu, or at the circulation desks in either Millikan (x6401) or the SFL (x3405) for assistance in locating the material you need.

We very much appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.

DocuServe down for maintenance September 19th

DocuServe will be down for maintenance: Wednesday, September 19th, 5am to 12pm.

Fall ’12 Library classes now posted

Our Fall ’12 library classes are now posted at:  http://library.caltech.edu/learning/