The Terman Engineering Library has made some big changes to our digital standards collection. In an effort to minimize the number of places to access our standards collection most of the standards currently available via TechStreet have moved to ANSI Standards Connect. The only content still available on TechStreet is the ACI Manual of Concrete practice.
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.
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.
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We are pleased to announce the January 2015 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:
- Knovel Challenge Begins February 2
- Artech House e-Books Added
- WriteLaTeX /Overleaf Training Opportunity
- No VPN Access for Most Library Resources
- Winter Mendeley Workshops
Overleaf 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.
The Revs Digital Library website contains nearly 200,000 images of automotive history (as of January 2015). As with other digital library sites, users can search and browse to find content that interests them.
A search engine, however, is only as good as the data being searched on. Since the website will eventually have over a million images, browsing to find the images you want is not a great option and good information about the images becomes critical. Interested in Porsches? Chevy's from the 1960s? Mario Andretti, but only when he drove in the Indy 500? All of these wonderful ways to find materials are dependent on having metadata, or information about the images.
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?