The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) , a digital library portal provides access to citations, full-text, links to data catalogs and archvies, for astronomical research in three databases: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics and arXiv e-prints. 20 years old. In 1993, the ADS Astract Service launched online with 160K of records for 200 users; 20 years later there are 57 million citations for over 10 million users.
To celebrate this important event, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is hosting a colloquium on May 8th 2013 at 4pm EDT. The keynote speaker will be Prof. Christine Borgman, the Presidential Chair and Professor of Information Studies at UCLA, who will speak about the role of information systems in scholarly communications.
Prof. Borgman?s talk will be webcast starting at 4pm EDT on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. You can access the talk online at: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/events/webcast
The Library has a new one-year license to the Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA). MGA is produced by the American Meteorological Society and includes citations and abstracts for articles, conference papers, books, and technical reports on astrophysics, geomagnetism, meteorology, physics, radiation and temperature, climatology, atmospheric chemistry, glaciology, and more. Coverage is from 1974 to the present with about 850 new records added every month.
The Library website will be unavailable for 1-3 hours starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, April 19 for scheduled maintenance.
This will affect the entire library website including subject library pages, course guides, and blogs.
The following will still work if you have links to them: