The Library Welcomes Kristin Antelman, University Librarian

On August 11, the Library welcomed a new University Librarian, Kristin Antelman, to Caltech. She comes to us from NC State where she served as Associate Director of the Digital Library.

Please read the interview Media Relations conducted with her last week.

ScienceDirect / Elsevier platform service restored

Hello,

We have received a report from Elsevier indicating that their ScienceDirect platform has been restored to full service and that content is now accessible. Thank you for your patience.

CaltechAUTHORS milestone

On July 31, CaltechAUTHORS passed a major milestone — 40,000 records. CaltechAUTHORS in an institutional repository documenting the scholarly output of the Institute. Roughly 75% of the records have file available for viewing from anywhere in the world. More than 33,000 of the records document journal articles, while book chapters (3000+) and technical reports (2000+) are other major components of the collection.

July new books and journals lists now available

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of July 2014 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.

Library Workshop: Patents: Tuesday, July 29, 3:00pm

Patents

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone, from the Office of Technology Transfer, will present a review of the patenting process, including changes introduced by the America Invents Act of 2013. This will be followed by a Caltech Librarian presenting a brief overview of patent searching, locating English language patent equivalents, legal status issues, and current awareness techniques.

Tuesday, July 29

3:00-4:30pm

Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Acta Crystallographica: access problem – access restored [Updated 7/31]

Caltech’s access to Acta Crystallographica is functioning now. Licensed access is from 1997 to current (in most cases, unless earliest access begins after 1997). Caltech licensed access is available on the Wiley Online Library and IUCR platforms/host sites.

Journal of Fluid Mechanics: access problem 2000-2014

Caltech’s access to Journal of Fluid Mechanics has been interrupted. This affects all content published since January 2000. Earlier material is still available. Library staff are working with the publisher to restore access.

Library Workshop: Life Sciences Information Resources: Wednesday, July 9, 3:00pm

Life Sciences Information Resources

This class will cover the basics of finding biology, biochemical, and other life science-related resources. PubMed and the NCBI interface, Web of Science, and other bio-related databases (including SciFinder and Reaxys) will be introduced, including general search strategies for finding articles and automatic notifications of new publications.

Wednesday, July 9

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

CaltechCampusPubs is up

The maintenance work on the CODA CaltechCampusPubs database is complete and CampusPubs is available.

Holiday weekend hours

Thursday 7/3
All non-Caltech student, faculty & staff registration services end at 3pm. SFL closes at midnight.
Friday 7/4
Libraries will only be open to those with Caltech or Reader’s ID. SFL open 9am – midnight. Millikan and Dabney open 9am – 5pm. Cahill and Geology closed all day.
Saturday 7/5
SFL resumes regular hours at 9am. Mililkan and Dabney open regular Saturday hours.
Sunday 7/6
All libraries have normal Sunday hours.

Please visit our Hours Page for a full schedule.

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