CRC Press announces the 100th anniversary of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.
"The Handbook reaches beyond chemistry and physics to provide organized, easy-to-use and a seemingly infinite number of charts and graphs on everything science-related. There is physical and/or chemical data useful to every scientific discipline" (CRC Press).
"People who have interviewed me have commented on the extensive knowledge that I have about the properties of substances ... I attribute this knowledge in part to the fact that I possessed the Rubber Handbook ..."
- Linus Pauling
"I fell in love with it straightaway ... for its tables were so full of information that I thought of it as containing the whole universe between its covers."
- Oliver Sacks
The Smithsonian Astophysical Observatory/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is 20 years old this spring. It is operated by SAO under a NASA grant.
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.
Today, the ADS is a digital library portal for astronomical research in three bibliographic databases: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics and arXiv e-prints. The ADS provides access to citations, full-text scans, with links to data catalogs and archives. This central discovery engine is used everyday by millions.
Synthesis Digital Library Update for February, 2013
The UC Berkeley Libraries will have limited hours during Spring Break, March 23-31. In addition, most will be closed on the weekends of Spring Break, and all will be closed for the Cesar Chavez Holiday on Friday, March 29.
Due to construction activities, the Public Health Library will be closed Saturday, March 16. The library will be open Sunday as usual, 1-5 p.m.