Beckman Room will be open November 6, 1 to 4pm

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The Beckman Room on the ground floor of the Beckman Institute (room 131) is a small museum devoted to the history of chemistry and to the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman. On November 6, first Friday of the month, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 1 to 4 PM.

The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups. Please contact the Caltech Archives at archives AT caltech.edu for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at http://archives.caltech.edu/about/beckman-room.html

SFL open overnight this weekend for midterms

SFL will be open overnight this weekend for midterms. Normal hours resume Monday, November 2nd.

Email delays

If you’ve sent email to the library in the last few days using our library AT caltech.edu email address and you haven’t heard back yet, please email one of the librarians directly. We’re sorry for delays in responding.

DocuServe back up and running

The maintenance for DocuServe is now complete and back online.  For information on how to make requests or check on pending requests, please visit the DocuServe libguide.  If you have any questions, please contact us at docuserve @ library.caltech.edu or x6437.

DocuServe will be down for routine maintenance (October 19-20)

DocuServe will be down for routine maintenance from 1:00pm Monday (October 19, 2015) through Tuesday morning (October 20, 2015).  During this period, you will not be able to make a request or check on an active request..

You can still contact Docuserve (docuserve @ library.caltech.edu or x6437) with a resource request. Please supply the citation and staff will create your request once the system is back up and running.

Collaborative LaTeX platform now available for Caltech

Caltech Library now provides free Overleaf Pro accounts for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects.

Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing your research papers and project reports much quicker for both you and your collaborators. Overleaf can also be linked to other services such as arXiv, Git and Plot.ly to best fit into your workflow.

Claim your free 10GB Pro account on Overleaf by signing up at https://www.overleaf.com/edu/caltech. You’ll need to verify a Caltech email address in order to receive your free Pro account.

Also stay tuned for announcements about training opportunities and new LaTeX templates for Caltech authors.

Library Workshop: Authors’ Rights in Publishing: Thursday, October 8, 2:00pm

Authors’ Rights in Publishing

This session discusses the basic principles of US Copyright law, the Caltech Copyright Policy, and the Caltech Faculty Open Access Policy — the three “authoritative” sources governing Caltech authors’ rights. Using a case study approach, participants will review their legal rights and responsibilities as authors and creators at Caltech and analyze professional situations where those rights can be asserted, transferred, or lost in the process of publishing, research data sharing, and other forms of scholarly communication.

This program is part of the Caltech Library’s Author Academy initiative. In addition to the session offered through the Library Instruction calendar, it is available by request for any Caltech group of 8 or more.

Thursday, October 8

2:00-3:30pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: Copyright Essentials: Wednesday, October 7, 2:00pm

Copyright Essentials

This basic introduction covers the essential parts of US Copyright Law most relevant to Caltech students, faculty, and staff. Participants in this program will learn the following skills and methods:

  • Determine the copyright status of a work (yours and anyone else’s)
  • Distinguish between what is “free to read” on the Internet and what is “Free to copy, share, modify, and redistribute”
  • Distinguish between public domain (no copyright protection) and publicly available but still copyrighted with some restrictions
  • Identify Caltech policies governing copyright ownership of your own works
  • Recognize the risks associated with using other people’s copyrighted works without permission

This program is part of the Caltech Library’s Author Academy initiative. In addition to the session offered through the Library Instruction calendar, it is available by request for any Caltech group of 8 or more.

Wednesday, October 7

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

New Library Catalog available

The library website looks a little different today with a new search box that points to our new catalog.

If you’re new to campus, you’ll need to log into the new system to activate your account before you can check out books.

Please let us know if you run into any problems with the new system, or if you have any suggestions on how we can make it even better.

Beckman Museum will be open October 2, 1 to 4pm

The Beckman Room entrance

The Beckman Room on the ground floor of the Beckman Institute (room 131) is a small museum devoted to the history of chemistry and to the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman. On October 2, first Friday of the month, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 1 to 4 PM.

The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups. Please contact the Caltech Archives at archives AT caltech.edu for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at http://archives.caltech.edu/about/beckman-room.html

 

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