Archive for April, 2014

2014 Library Friends’ Senior Thesis Prize — deadline May 13

The deadline for this year’s Library Friends’ Senior Thesis Prize, with a $1200 honorarium, is only 2 weeks away. All materials are due by midnight, Tuesday, May 13.

Remote access to library resources has been restored

Off-campus access to licensed journals and databases is once again available.

Remote access to library resources temporarily unavailable

Acesss to licensed journals and databases from off campus via the clsproxy service is temporarily unavailable. We are working to correct the problem as quickly as possible.

Elsevier Science Direct article pdf access back up

The technical issues preventing access to article pdfs on the Elsevier Science Direct platform have now been resolved. Licensed journal content on this platform is now accessible.

Thank you for your patience!

Elsevier ScienceDirect access currently experiencing problems

Caltech is currently unable to download article pdfs from the ScienceDirect platform. HTML versions of articles are accessible where available. Not all licensed journal content has an HTML version. The Caltech Library is currently in contact with Elsevier in order to have this issue resolved as quickly as possible.

We will update as soon as there is progress. Thank you for your patience while this problem is addressed.

Nature Publishing Group and Open Access Waivers

The Library has recently had several enquiries from Caltech authors who have submitted manuscripts to journals in the Nature Publishing Group (NPG). NPG is aware of Caltech’s Open Access Policy that was implemented 1/1/2014. Upon acceptance and before publication of a paper, NPG is requiring a waiver from each Caltech author. The waiver is available here. As well, there is a FAQ page with details about the implementation of this new policy. If you have further questions, please email a librarian at library AT