A couple of weeks ago, Stanford University Libraries hosted Dame Wendy Hall, Jim Hendler, and other web scientists affiliated with the Web Science Trust for a briefing on the Web Observatory initiative and a follow-on workshop organized by Lisa Green from Common Crawl. The notion of a Web Observatory implies a center proferring scientific instruments, but for the analysis of web data rather than natural phenomena. Indeed, the group's vision is that Web Observatories provide access to web datasets, projects, and tools. Eventually, a network of Web Observatories might offer both an interoperable architecture and distributed infrastructures for sharing and analysis of web datasets. The initiative touches on several areas of interest and investment by Stanford University Libraries, including data curation, web archiving, and supporting social science research.
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.
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.
When you think about scientific data, you might think primarily about numbers and graphs and charts. But some data sets consist of rich image collections, including these data sets that have been preserved in the Stanford Digital Repository!
Is your research confused with others who have a similar name as yours? Do you have problems distinguishing between authors with similar names?
As an author or researcher you need to be able to easily and uniquely attach your identity to your scholarly output including datasets, articles, books, citations, and experiments. You want to be sure you are recognized for the great work you do! The best solution is to register for your personal ORCID id to claim your publications and connect your scholarly contributions.
Seven new digital collections are now available in SearchWorks. These new collections take advantage of SearchWorks' ability to provide users with rich discovery and access capabilities for finding and working with digital collection content.
Honors theses written by undergraduates in the Stanford University Department of Biology, 2013-2014.
Collection Contact: Hannah Frost
The Stanford Chemistry Department's Student Activity Committee, the Stanford Chemistry Department, and the Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library are co-hosting ACS on Campus at Stanford which will be held on Saturday, September 20th from 8:30am - 6:30pm in the Huang Engineering Center, Room 300 (Mackenzie Room).
This event is free but registration is required in order to attend. You are invited to come for as many of the sessions as your schedule allows. Complimentary food will be provided for all registered participants.