Blog topic: Science

CrystalMaker software package

February 6, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

A campus-wide site license for CrystalMaker is now available to current students, faculty and staff at Stanford.  Used for research and teaching in chemistry, solid-state physics, materials science, mineralogy and crystallography, this package includes three software programs: CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract, and SingleCrystal.  Both Mac and PC versions are available (but not Linux).   After installing the software on your personal computer, you do not need to be connected to the Internet in order to use it.  

New discovery tool to search for funding opportunities, grant awards, and philanthropy news

February 5, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

Looking for funding opportunities?  Want to see what grants have been awarded? Or, are you interested in scanning philanthropy news and documents to see if they provide insight into a funding proposal you are working on?  If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you should check out the new Funding Resources Search tool that lets you search multiple resources at one time.   Access is limited to current students, faculty, and staff at Stanford.

Ashley Jester

Ashley Jester named as new Assistant Director in SERG

January 29, 2018
by Robert Schwarzwalder

Ashley Jester will assume the position of Assistant Director in the Science and Engineering Resource Group (SERG) on February 1st. In this position she will manage the Terman Engineering Library and the Li and Ma Science Library. The establishment of this position is part of a reorganization of SERG that was conducted in a response to the consolidation of STEM libraries at Stanford. The new Assistant Director position parallels the position held by Julie Sweetkind-Singer in her role as Assistant Director, Geospatial, Cartographic & Science Data Services.

Science Library Newsletter

Science Library Newsletter

November 8, 2017
by Michael L Newman

The November issue of the Science Library Newsletter has just been published.  The monthly newsletter brings you news you can use from the Robin Li & Melissa Ma Science Library.  We announce workshops, seminars, and other events; highlight useful tools and resources; and alert readers to changes in collections and services.  Recent articles cover:

Cytochrome P450 Oxidase

Schrödinger Software at Stanford

October 4, 2017
by Grace Baysinger

The Stanford Libraries are very pleased to announce that we licensed three suites of software from Schrödinger:

A False Color 432 Landsat composite image, made in Google Earth Engine

Google makes 40 years of Earth observations available to researchers with Google Earth Engine!

June 21, 2017
by Mr. Stace D Maples

Last week I spent 3 days at Google for their annual Google Earth Engine Summit, learning about new features and applications of their Google Earth Engine technology. If you haven’t seen Google Earth Engine, I encourage you to go to https://earthengine.google.com and use the signup link to get an account. It’s absolutely free for non-commercial use and it’s capabilities are pretty mind-blowing.

Chris DeBoever and Mary-Ellen Petrich at Carpentries Instructor Training

Software and Data Carpentries: Building Campus Capacity

May 23, 2017
by Amy E. Hodge
One thing Stanford Libraries knows about running Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops on Stanford’s campus is that workshop demand is high. Case in point: when we invited post-docs for a Data Carpentry workshop on an upcoming weekend this June, we had 120 people interested in the 40 available seats. 
 
That’s some serious demand. 
 
Software and Data Carpentry are sister organizations focused on teaching computing best practices to scientists. The idea is to make research faster, more efficient, and more reproducible by teaching scientists the basics of version control (usually Git), task automation (using the shell), and modular programming (typically in Python, but sometimes R). The two-day, hands-on workshops are taught by volunteer instructors, but workshop hosts are responsible for other costs, like instructor travel and food.

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