Since it was established in 1973, LNCS has provided the computer science community with a continuous flow of cutting-edge developments in the field. Initially launched as a series focusing on theoretical computer science and research advances in Europe, LNCS has evolved into the renowned broad coverage international publication platform it is today.
Featuring mostly conference proceedings, LNCS publishes original research in all areas of computer science, including related fields such as bioinformatics and telecommunications. UC Berkeley Libraries provide online access back to the first volume.
Access is available from all campus computers. UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students can also access this resource from off campus via the Library Proxy Server.
Online access to more than 70 Karger journal titles was recently announced. These journals cover subjects in medicine and biomedicine, nutrition, microbiology, and more. A list of titles and issues available may be found on the Karger web site. In addition, UC-eLinks has been activated, so you will be able to get to the full text of an article in a Karger journal via PubMed, BIOSIS, or other appropriate online index or database.
A few works have been released recently connected to the history of mathematics and statistics at UC Berkeley. It began last year with Professor Calvin Moore's Mathematics at Berkeley: A History (AK Peters, 2007), which "describes how this institution evolved from a single facutly member at a financially-troubled private college into a major research center that is ranked among the very best in the USA and in the world."
That book was followed earlier this year by Professor Erich Lehmann's Reminiscences of a Statistician: The Company I Kept (Springer, 2008), in which the author "sketches the careers, and highlights some of the work, of 65 people, most of them statisticians," interweaving many personal anecdotes.
Now, the libraries have also acquired the documentary film Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem (Zala Films, 2008) on DVD. This documentary "tells the story of a pioneer among American women in mathematics." The film is available for viewing in the Media Resources Center (150 Moffitt).
Check out these interesting stories of mathematics and statistics at Berkeley. Link to the catalog for call number, location, and availability information.
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The Physics-Astronomy Library recently digitized (onto DVDs) and streamed two colloquium videos that are stored at NRLF. This exciting development allows access (and preserves) older videos that are one of a kind.
Please see the Online Media Collections page for information about the technical requirements for viewing these videos. Thanks to Gary Handman and Gisele Herrmann in the Media Resources Center (MRC) for their assistance.
On Monday, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) announced that its Inspec database had reached 10 million records with an article from the journal Nanotechnology. From the press release:
The Nanotechnology article, ?High throughput cell nanomechanics with mechanical imaging interferometry?, by a group of researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles, describes a new method for cell-screening which could help provide quicker and earlier detection of cancer cells.
Inspec is a comprehensive database covering journal articles and conference papers in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, and information technology. It also has significant coverage of manufacturing engineering, materials science, and nuclear engineering. UC Berkeley researchers have access to both Inspec (1969-present) and the Inspec Archive (1898-1968).