Water in the West is a multi-year joint program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West. It is a place where faculty, staff and students from the natural, physical and social sciences, law, business and humanities who engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching about freshwater can meet and collaborate while tackling the challenge of water security affected by a growing population, collapsing ecosystems, crumbling infrastructure, evolving economies, conflicting values and a less predictable and more volatile climate.
Do you have an older iPad that is just sitting around idle? Why not use it for something productive such as interactive front desk signage?
The Stanford Engineering Library continues to partner with Oalla, a student-run interactive digital signage project, in the planning and development of signage apps that are relevant to libraries. A new Oalla app has been designed specifically for use with iPads that allows instant patron feedback. We are using the app to gain feedback on what services and equipment are important to our library users. Other uses may include displaying events, advertising products or services, or way finding. Oalla is free, easy to use and can put your previous generation iPads to good use. An iPad stand such as the Ipevo Perch can be used to prevent your iPad from walking away.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a free account and set-up instructions. Contact Michael Nack (email@example.com) if you have further questions.
Are you interested in working for or developing products in the aerospace industry? Want to research the latest information on small satellites or reusable rockets? Want to know about Europe’s Clean Sky research program? Have you booked your trip to the moon?
The Stanford libraries subscribe to a suite of research tools that can help you plan for your future in the aviation or space industry. Newspace Global tracks the leading companies and reports on the growing marketing for reusable rockets, small satellites and space vehicles. IHS Janes is the go to source in the aerospace industry for the specifications and details on the latest aircraft and avionics systems. Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) includes all issues of Aviation Week & Space technology from 1997 to the present plus downloadable spreadsheets on aviation manufacturers, suppliers, and the airline industry world-wide. As part of our subscription to AWIN, Stanford students can download and install a Zino version of the current issue of Aviation Week and Space Technology to a smart phone or tablet. Need more sources of information such as standards, articles, and books? Review the Terman Engineering Library topic guide for Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Is your passion sustainability and green buildings? Need information on new materials and green products for buildings and landscaping? The Stanford Libraries subscribe to the BuildingGreen Suite which includes access to current articles, product specifications, case studies and LEED resources. Also included in this resource is the full-text current issue and archive of Environmental Building News (EBN). You can also download articles from EBN to your tablet or smartphone.
Additional resources on green buildings are included in the Green Building topic guide.
We are pleased to announce the October 2014 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:
Knovel Adds New “Database” Marker
Aviation Week Intelligence Network – New Resource
Discover What’s New on Access Engineering
Wiley “Anywhere” Articles
Encyclopedia of Thermal Stresses Online
New Mendeley Citation Export Feature
Comprehensive Hard Materials Online
Encyclopedia of Management Theory Online
Science Direct Interface Updates
Download and read the full issue in digital format.
In 2011 Stanford submitted its proposal to partner with New York City to build StanfordNYC, a world-class applied sciences and engineering campus that was expected to attract new talent to the University and to become a new hub of tech innovation and entrepreneurship. StanfordNYC would occupy an iconic, state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable campus on 10 acres on Roosevelt Island.
The colorful two-volume proposal now is available on reserve in Green Library and in the Terman Engineering Library in the Huang Engineering Center with call number LD3049.5 .N4 S73 2011. The document is also available in an electronic version.
After months of negotiations at end of 2011 Stanford “determined it would not be in the best interest of the university to continue to pursue the opportunity”; the proposal was withdrawn that December. Nevertheless, the proposal presents a grand vision of Stanford’s values and position in relation to research collaboration with industry.
Interested in balancing your portfolio or partnering with companies that have a “greener” footprint? It isn't just about carbon or fossil fuels; it's also about water, land use, waste and pollutants. It's about which raw materials are used and where they are sourced, from energy and water to metals, minerals and agricultural products. And it's about how those materials are extracted, processed and distributed.
The Stanford Libraries provide access to the Trucost academic research portal for faculty, students and staff. The Trucost academic research portal provides access to time–series data on over 4,800 global companies to help you analyze companies and industries based on the natural resources used and environmental impacts across company operations, product lifecycles and supply chains. Additional information for researchers is also available on the Trucost website.
Finding the best tool for your research and using it efficiently is a challenge for all students. The Stanford Libraries offer workshops to help you increase your skill level and explore new resources. Sign-up to learn about citation management tools such as Mendeley, EndNote and RefWorks as well as how to search for grants, patents, chemical information, energy information and how to keep current with new research. This year we have added a new workshop on tips and tools for publishing. The Stanford Geospatial Center in the Branner Library offers workshops on GIS data creation and management, GPS and mobile data collection and ArcGIS. All workshops are free and all Stanford students, faculty and staff are welcome. Workshops are held in the Green Library, Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library, Branner Earth Sciences Library and the Huang Engineering Center. View the list of Fall 2014 workshops and sign-up.