Blog topic: Science

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Overleaf trial--feedback request

March 11, 2015

The Stanford University Libraries are hosting a one-year trial of Overleaf Pro for those who use LaTex for writing articles or dissertations and for those working on collaborative projects.  We would like your feedback on the Overleaf trial.  Are you using Overleaf?  Do you have suggestions for the Overleaf development team? Use this link to provide your comments.

Offshore platform

SDR Deposit of the Week: Reliability of Marine Structures

February 3, 2015
by Amy E. Hodge

Construction of marine facilities is an expensive endeavor, with platforms built in deep waters costing in the billions of dollars. That makes it important to do it right the first time. Research at the John A. Blume Center for Earthquake Engineering has helped to advance the offshore industry's knowledge of how to build these structures more reliably.

Student theses and research reports from visiting scholars in the Reliability of Marine Structures (RMS) Program are now preserved and available through the Stanford Digital Repository.

Fragment of Text of Canon Law dealing with statues in church

Eight new digital collections now available in SearchWorks

Eight new digital collections are now available in SearchWorks. These collections take advantage of SearchWorks' ability to provide users with rich discovery and access capabilities for finding and working with digital collection content.

Medieval fragments study collection, 11th-16th cent

Abstract: Primarily fragments, these specimens were acquired to demonstrate the development of writing in the western world. A variety of scripts are represented, from Carolingian minuscule to the humanistic hands and the "cancelleresca."

Collection contact: Benjamin Albritton

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Mendeley Workshops, January 27, 29, 30 in Huang 203

January 22, 2015

New to Mendeley? Want to know more about the Stanford Mendeley Group account features?  Have questions about how to streamline your workflow?  Interested in the integration with Overleaf for LaTeX projects?

Sign-up in Coursework or Drop-in for one of our Winter Quarter Mendeley workshops.  All students, faculty and staff welcome to attend.

•       Tuesday, January 27--12-1 Huang 203

•       Thursday, January 29--12-1 Huang 203

•       Friday, January 30--1-2 Huang 203

Bring your lunch, snacks provided.

Bird Rock weather station

SDR Deposit of the Week: Get wind of this weather data

January 26, 2015
by Amy E. Hodge

Weather is often a hot topic for discussion (no pun intended!), even here in the usually moderate Bay Area where thoughts on the current drought are frequently proffered. But our discussions of the weather would be baseless if it weren't for weather data and our ability to track weather changes over time.

Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove has been tracking the weather in their neck of the woods for years. Detailed data from this weather monitoring project is now available online via the Stanford Digital Repository in the Hopkins Marine Station collection.

Cambridge Structural Database - 2015 version is now available at Stanford

January 16, 2015
by Grace Baysinger

Cambridge Structural Database - Annual GrowthEstablished in 1965, the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing the results of over half-a-million x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses this unique database of accurate 3D structures has become an essential resource to scientists around the world.  

The 2015 version of the Cambridge Structural Database System has been released, providing access to over 700,000 curated structures.

Overleaf/WriteLaTex: trial access for one year (Jan-Dec 2015)

January 14, 2015

Overleaf logoOverleaf is a new collaborative writing and publishing system developed by the team behind the popular WriteLaTeX editor. Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing scientific papers much quicker for both authors and publishers. Overleaf/WriteLaTeX can also be linked to your Mendeley account for quick import of your Mendeley reference library.

The Stanford University Libraries are sponsoring a one year free trial of Overleaf/WriteLaTeX for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects.

Happy Anniversary SDR!

December 13 is a momentous date in the history of the Stanford Digital Repository. It's the date in 2012 when the very first research data item was deposited in the SDR through our online deposit application. Which makes Dec. 13, 2014, the second anniversary of this historic occasion!

Who was our first depositor, how did he find us, and what did he deposit?