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We are pleased to announce the May 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

Graduate students

In the news this month:

  • Engineering Village New Feature
  • Stanford eCorner – Entrepreneurship Resources
  • BrowZine – Feedback Wanted
  • Kanopy Streaming Video – Access via SearchWorks
  • Overleaf and PNAS Partnership
  • Honors for SESI project
The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang automobile from the 1968 film

A guest post from one of our Road & Track project archivists, Beaudry Allen:
There is always something unexpected to find when processing a collection. You do not have to be a car aficionado or even know the first thing about cars to at least have a slight remembrance of the car in film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. While the memories evoked by the car may be its ability to fly or float in water, the car was based on the legendary Brooklands cars of Count Louis Vorow Zborowski. Zborowski was a famous 1920s English racing driver and automobile engineer known for building his own race cars, some of which were called “Chitty Bang Bang.” Ian Fleming was influenced by Zborowski’s engineered car and its eccentricities when he wrote the famed children’s story of the same name. When the 1968 film adaptation started, mock-ups were built in the Edwardian-style. They actually worked, but apparently in the style of the day the cars only had brakes on the rear wheels, which meant that there were no brakes if you went in reverse. So the car may not be safe for the road today - but certainly one for memory lane.
The Road & Track collection is currently being processed, but a portion of the archive is available. A preliminary guide is available here:
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8j38wwz

We are pleased to announce the April 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

Study Group GSB.JPG

In the news this month:

  • Spring Workshops – Register Now!
  • IEEE Publication Recommender
  • IEEE Xplore Adds Altmetric Badges
  • Guess which eBook titles in IEEE Xplore are Downloaded Most

 

Hatef Monajemi

Many scientists are making the reproducibility of their research a much higher priority these days than they used to. But it's a time consuming task, which means that many are searching for tools and workflows to help facilitate their efforts.

Hatef Monajemi, a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his PhD advisor Professor David L. Donoho, have developed a new piece of software that can make reproducibility an easier goal to achieve. His new software is called Clusterjob (CJ). This software can be used to develop reproducible computational packages and make the generation of data for a research study fully reproducible. CJ is an open-source software available on GitHub.

We are pleased to announce the March 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

Graduate students work on a presentation

In the news this month:

  • Take a Break, Pet a Dog
  • TCP Helps with Writing, Presentations
  • School of Engineering Future
  • SPIE Spotlights - New!
  • Scan and Deliver from SAL3
  • Engineering Village New Feature
Roll scanner model

To facilitate research, study, and access to the historical piano rolls in its collection, the Stanford Player Piano Project is designing and constructing a piano roll scanner capable of scanning all of the various types of piano and organ rolls that have been collected to date. This new scanner is based on the work of Anthony Robinson, who is working with the Project to expand upon and improve his earlier design. Monica Caravias, a graduate student at the Stanford Product Realization Lab, is designing and building Stanford’s scanner in close collaboration with Anthony and under the direction of Prof. Craig Milroy. This is the first in a series of reports on the progress of constructing the scanner.

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Sign up now for your free Overleaf pro account. As part of the Stanford University Overleaf group, you have access to a collaborative editing and writing tool for LaTeX projects.  Overleaf integrates with Mendeley, Git, Plot.ly and many publishers including PLOS, PeerJ, SPIE, and Springer. Recent enhancements include spell checking for additional languages and integration with the new IEEE Collabratec platform

We are pleased to announce the February 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

Civil Engineers

In the news this month:

  • Grant Writing Academy Starts Feb.3, 2-4 PM
  • Aviation Week 100 Year Archive
  • NewSpace Global 2016 Investor Report
  • IEEE Collabratec
  • Springer and Overleaf Integration
  • Cambridge Structural Database Software Now Available

 

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