It is no longer a surprise how ancient lakes in the western US -- such as Lake Surprise -- managed to become so large. Research undertaken by Daniel Ibarra, a graduate student working at the time with Kate Maher, assistant professor of geological and environmental sciences, showed that the root cause was a lower rate of evaporation than we see today.
Save the date! Two workshops on Altmetric will be offered on Monday, August 4, 2014. One aimed at library staff will be held from 1:30-3:00 PM and a second one for library users will be held from 3:15-4:15 PM. The speakers for both sessions are Sara Rouhi, Altmetric, and Kortney Capretta, Digital Science (Altmetric's parent company).
"Proudly serving the scientific community for over a century, the 95th edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is an update of a classic reference, mirroring the growth and direction of science. This work continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world. An authoritative resource consisting of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units, its usefulness spans not only the physical sciences but also related areas of biology, geology, and environmental science. Content of the 95th Edition is now available online.
2014 Honors theses written by undergraduates in Engineering were self-deposited by the authors for the first time this year. Stanford Electrical Engineering and BioEngineering students were quick off the mark to get their draft deposits ready for final check and inclusion in the SDR archive. 2014 research topics range from Deer Antler Genetics to Thermionic Emitters.
The benefits of having a PURL (permanent URL) for their digital honors thesis which they can include in resumes, CVs, and grad school applications is something students really appreciate. It preserves their research for the future and makes it easy to share with others, if they choose.
The five theses submitted this year are now available in SearchWorks alongside 30 digital honors theses from prior years collected and deposited in the SDR by Terman Library staff.
Are Stanford students living in the clouds? Our recent Chromebook lending pilot at the Terman Engineering Library pointed out some interesting trends that involve the adoption of Google Apps and cloud computing/storage in general.
Oalla digital signage continues to innovate within the Stanford University Libraries. Since Ronnie Fields of the Stanford Green Library last posted on the topic, the Stanford Terman Engineering Library has been testing new Oalla apps created specifically for use with iPads, Android tablets and large touch screen monitors.
Need financial, corporate or macro-economic data? Use the new research tool created by the GSB Library after consultation with the School of Business faculty and PhD students. FINData is a financial and economic data discovery tool designed to help researchers quickly locate data within business and economic information sources available from the GSB library and other sources. FINData is organized into four broad areas — Company Financials, Financial Markets, Corporate Governance and Economic Indicators — but can be searched across categories using the search box.
The Stanford University Libraries are providing a four month trial of the online version of Scientific Style and Format, the most recognized, authoritative reference for authors, editors, publishers, students, and translators in all areas of science and related fields. Authored by the Council of Science Editors (CSE) and published by the University of Chicago Press, the eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent changes in language relating to the perpetually evolving electronic and online environments. New to this edition are guidelines and examples for citing online images and information graphics, podcasts and webcasts, online videos, blogs, social networking sites, and e-books.