Archive for December, 2013

Holiday Hours

The library will be open for limited hours over the holidays. Caltech ID will be required all open hours of all days listed below until we return to our normal schedule on January 2nd.

Date Holiday Hours
12/24/2013 Christmas Eve All libraries close at 5pm. Reference and registration services close at noon.
12/25/2013 Christmas Day All libraries closed all day.
12/26/2013 Winter Holiday SFL, Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
12/27/2013 Winter Holiday SFL, Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
12/28/2013 Winter Holiday SFL: closed; Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
12/29/2013 Winter Holiday SFL, Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
12/30/2013 Winter Holiday SFL, Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
12/31/2013 Winter Holiday SFL, Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
1/1/2014 New Year’s Day All libraries closed all day.

Library services limited Thursday 12/19

Reference and borrower registration services will be available for limited hours on Thursday 12/19: 8am to 11:45am.

Caltech announces Open Access policy

On January 1, 2014, a new open-access policy for faculty’s scholarly writings will take effect at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). According to this policy, approved by the faculty at their June 10 meeting, all faculty members will automatically grant nonexclusive rights to the Institute to disseminate their scholarly papers, making wider distribution of their work possible and eliminating confusion about copyright when posting research results on Caltech’s websites.

Caltech press release

Caltech Open Access Policy FAQ

New MSL’s Curiosity Papers Published Today in Science

The December 9th issue of Science has 6 new papers from the Mars Science Laboratory. These papers are freely available via links in Caltech’s Institutional Repository, Caltech AUTHORS:

Farley, K. A. et al. (2013) In Situ Radiometric and Exposure Age Dating of the Martian Surface. Science, 342 . Art. no. 1247166. ISSN 0036-8075.
http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131122-123336829

Grotzinger, J. P. et al. (2013) A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars. Science, 342 . Art. no. 1242777. ISSN 0036-8075.
http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131122-092901138

Hassler, Donald M. et al. (2013) Mars’ Surface Radiation Environment Measured with the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity Rover. Science, 342 . Art. no. 1244797 . ISSN 0036-8075.
http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131122-100731055

McLennan, S. M. et al. (2013) Elemental Geochemistry of Sedimentary Rocks at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars. Science, 342 . Art. no. 1244734 . ISSN 0036-8075.
http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131122-100220026

Ming, D. W. et al. (2013) Volatile and Organic Compositions of Sedimentary Rocks in Yellowknife Bay, Gale crater, Mars. Science, 342 . Art. no. 1245267. ISSN 0036-8075.
http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131122-100526751

Vaniman, D. T. et al. (2013) Mineralogy of a Mudstone at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars. Science, 342 . Art. no. 1243480. ISSN 0036-8075.
http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131122-100923777

November 2013 New Books and Journals Lists

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of November 2013 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.