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Holiday closure and intersession hours

From December 21-January 19, the libraries will have limited hours for the winter intersession. Most will be closed on the weekend. All the libraries will be closed for the winter holidays from December 24 through January 4.

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Dec 19, 2008 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

New Journal of Physics celebrates 10th Anniversary

The New Journal of Physics, published by the Institute of Physics, is celebrating 10 years of open access publishing. There have been more than 2 million downloads and over 1,500 articles published.

Some fun facts from the web site:

The 3 institutions with the highest number of downloads:

  1. Stanford University
  2. Cambridge University
  3. Oxford University

The 3 most published institutions:

  1. Imperial College, London
  2. Oxford University
  3. Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics

The 3 most downloaded papers:

  1. BBN for pedestrians by James P Kneller and Gary Steigman
  2. From plasma crystals and helical structures towards inorganic living matter by V N Tsytovich, G E Morfill, V E Fortov, N G Gusein-Zade, B A Klumov and S V Vladimirov
  3. Building the quantum network by Chip Elliott

The 3 most cited papers:

  1. Status of global fits to neutrino oscillations by Michele Maltoni, Thomas Schwetz, Mariam Tórtola and José W F Valle
  2. Models of neutrino masses and mixings by Guido Altarelli and Ferruccio Feruglio
  3. Superfluid current disruption in a chain of weakly coupled Bose?Einstein condensates by F S Cataliotti, L Fallani, F Ferlaino, C Fort, P Maddaloni and M Inguscio
Dec 18, 2008 | Categories: News & Events | skoskinen

Melvyl downtime on December 19-21

Due to scheduled system maintenance, the Melvyl Catalog will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19 through 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 21.

During the maintenance period, please use Next Generation Melvyl for your catalog searching. Request services are available via UC-eLinks in Next Generation Melvyl.

Dec 17, 2008 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Bib-what? More citation management tools than ever!

EndNote. RefWorks. CiteULike. Zotero. Biblioscape. WikIndx. Who can keep it all straight? A new Wikipedia entry takes a stab at this! The article on comparison of citation management tools lays out the current landscape on these tools very well including commercial, free, and open-source, desktop-based, server-based and web-based tools. It includes charts on how they stack up on integration with word processors, supported platforms, import and export capabilities, citation styles and more. Very useful!

A new player that?s been sending out publicity and is not yet on the Wikipedia charts is WizFolio. It claims to offer a lot of the features of our existing Web-based tools like RefWorks, including PDF upload. If you decide to try this, please take a close look at the Terms of Use specifically with respect to granting the company reuse rights to any of your own materials you decide to upload.

Note: This blog posting first appeared in UC San Diego's Biomedical Library Blog, and is reposted here with their kind permission.

Dec 11, 2008 | Categories: New Resources, Tips & Updates | msholinb

Extended hours for finals

While the science and engineering libraries will maintain their normal hours during finals, the Moffitt Library and Gardner Stacks will be open for a 24-hour study hall beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 11. These extended hours run until 2 a.m. on Thursday, December 18.
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Dec 10, 2008 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

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