Archive for December, 2013
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.
|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.|
Reference and borrower registration services will be available for limited hours on Thursday 12/19: 8am to 11:45am.
Hannah Dvorak-Carbone (Office of Technology Transfer) will present a review of the patenting process. This will be followed by a quick review of patent searching, locating English language patent equivalents, legal status issues, and current awareness techniques by Dana Roth and ample time for questions. For the first time in its history, the U.S. will have a ‘first to file’ patent system, replacing the ‘first to invent’ system, when the America Invents Act came into full force on March 16, 2013. What does this mean for you and for Caltech?
Tuesday, December 17
Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vaniman, D. T. et al. (2013) Mineralogy of a Mudstone at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars. Science, 342 . Art. no. 1243480. ISSN 0036-8075.
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.