For nearly four years, the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) has been home to the research outputs of scientists and scholars from across Stanford’s campus. But while those data files, videos, source code, microscopy images, survey results, maps and more have been discoverable and accessible through the Libraries’ online catalog, SearchWorks, it has been hard to get an overview of all the available data. Until now.
Chemists need a wide array of information before doing experimental work in the lab. To help them find chemical safety information they need more effectively and efficiently, a Chemical Safety Portal was created that searches multiple resources at one time. Developed in collaboration with Deep Web Technologies, this search site includes 60+ resources.
You are invited to attend three Mnova workshops being held this Friday, June 24th, at the Swain Library. Please RSVP by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Session 1. Introduction on Mbook - Online Electronic Lab Notebook for Organic Chemistry. (9am-10am)
- Session 2. Training on Mnova Basic features ( 10:15-11:45 am)
- Session 3. Training on Mnova advanced features (1-2:30 pm)
When Stanford Digital Repository staff found out someone was depositing research data about using x-ray lasers to explode jets of liquid, I have to admit there was a bit of excitement. Researching explosions (even on a small scale) sounds like an immense amount of fun. But Stanford researcher Claudiu Stan and his colleagues were doing way more important things out at SLAC than just having fun. They were performing serious research into fluid dynamics.
The latest news from the Swain Library covers the following topics:
- Catalysis Resources
- Keep Current with journal literature
- Green Pocketbook
- Chemists Celebrate Earth Day - The Great Indoors: Your Homes Ecosystem
- Household Products Database
Aimed at providing news as quick info bytes, each topic is covered in a PowerPoint slide. This format enables us to easily re-use this content in a digital sign at the library. Please see: Swain Library News - 22 April 2016
Happy Earth Day 2016!
Many scientists are making the reproducibility of their research a much higher priority these days than they used to. But it's a time consuming task, which means that many are searching for tools and workflows to help facilitate their efforts.
Hatef Monajemi, a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his PhD advisor Professor David L. Donoho, have developed a new piece of software that can make reproducibility an easier goal to achieve. His new software is called Clusterjob (CJ). This software can be used to develop reproducible computational packages and make the generation of data for a research study fully reproducible. CJ is an open-source software available on GitHub.
In the news this quarter:
- Branner Head Librarian takes on National Leadership Role
- Rumsey Map Center Opening April 25, 2016
- Inaugural Geo4LibCamp forges new collaborations
- USGS Increases Public Access to Scientific Research
- Interested in getting articles emailed to you? Scan-to-PDF Pilot Service for Items at SAL3
Sign up now for your free Overleaf pro account. As part of the Stanford University Overleaf group, you have access to a collaborative editing and writing tool for LaTeX projects. Overleaf integrates with Mendeley, Git, Plot.ly and many publishers including PLOS, PeerJ, SPIE, and Springer. Recent enhancements include spell checking for additional languages and integration with the new IEEE Collabratec platform.