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Expanded Online Access Added For Two Library Journals

UK-based Taylor & Francis Group has added hundreds of recently-digitized articles for Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development and Weatherwise, which are published by a subsidiary, the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation (Heldref). For Environment:.., online access has been extended back to Volume 39 (1997), whereas it was previously available from V. 47 (2005). In the case of Weatherwise, access now extends back to V. 52 (1999), as opposed to its previous availability date from V. 58 (2005). Both of these titles, with revised date ranges, can be accessed via the library's E-Journals page.

Added 1/6/10
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Possible Journal Cancellations -- Will this Affect Your Research?

The following Library journals, which received little or no use during the recent 6-month study, are being considered for cancellation.

** Since some publishers do not provide online use statistics the Library is interested in hearing from anyone who accessed any of these journals online since April 2009. **

If you feel strongly that the library should continue to subscribe to any of these titles or if you used them electronically, please contact Joan Segal at ext. 5565 or via email: Joan.S.Segal@noaa.gov by COB 1/22/10.                         

Branch Library Journals:   
Annual Cost
Astronomy
$ 44.02
Astronomy and Geophysics   
$ 440.75
Complexity  
$ 135.30
Endeavour
$ 687.78
Environment  
$ 194.12
Geophysics 
$ 981.59
Journal of Environmental Monitoring: JEM
$ 2,737.78
Leading Edge  
Cost included w/ Geophysics
Meteorologische Zeitschrift   
$ 728.35
Oceanography   
$ 164.51
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan  
$ 254.61
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
$ 471.50
Main Library Journals:
Annual Cost
Acta Acustica 
$ 1,655.40
AES: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
$ 256.25
American Mathematical Monthly 
$ 389.50
Annals of Applied Probability
$ 340.30
Annals of Statistics  
$ 363.88
Annals of Telecommunications
$ 547.35
Broadcast Engineering  
$ 101.29
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 
$ 148.63
Chemical Engineering 
$ 102.47
Chemical Engineering Progress
$ 170.41
CQ: Amateur Radio  
$ 37.87
Digital Signal Processing  
$ 556.58
Electronics World
$ 119.93
European Physical Journal – Special Topics
$ 2,346.23
Interface  
$ 63.00
International Journal of I.T. Standards & Standardization Research   
$ 558.63
International Journal of Materials Research
$ 2,020.15
JOM: the Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials  
$ 419.23
Journal of Biomedical Optics
$ 738.00
Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (E-only)
$ 1,730.20
Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy   
Cost included w/ NIR News
Journal of Optical Communications 
$ 952.72
Journal of Separation Science
$ 421.28
Journal of Testing and Evaluation   
$ 449.67
Journal of Turbulence (E-only) 
$ 824.10
Laser & Photonics Reviews  
$ 1,937.25
Laser Focus World   
$ 153.75
Materials Evaluation    
$ 148.06
Mathematics of Computation  
$ 543.25
Microwaves & RF  
$ 97.67
MRS Bulletin     
$ 307.50
Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering        
$ 958.38
NIR News    
$ 664.20
Quarterly of Applied Mathematics 
$ 153.75
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
$ 782.00
Technology Review 
$ 25.57
Transactions of the ASME. Journal of Applied Mechanics 
$ 575.79
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NIST Researcher David Hill Publishes Book

David A. Hill, of NIST's Electromagnetics Division, has recently released a book titled "Electromagnetics Fields in Cavities: Deterministic and Statistical Theories." According to the publisher, IEEE Press, the book "offers a comprehensive analysis of electromagnetic fields in cavities of general shapes and properties." As such, it is the culmination of years of work in the area. Dr. Hill's book is now available at the Boulder Labs Main Library, call number QC665 .E4 .H54 2009. Below is a (very) brief list of some of his recent publications:

Magdowski, Mathias; Hill, David A. "Boundary Fields in Reverberation Chambers (vol 47, pg 281, 2005)," IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, V. 51, No. 2 (May 2009), 420-421.

Hill, David A. "Probability Density Function of Power Received in a Reverberation Chamber," IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, V. 50, No. 4 (Nov. 2008), 1019-1019.

Holloway, C.L.; Hill, D.A.; Ladbury, J.M.; Koepke, G. "Requirements for an effective reverberation chamber: Unloaded or loaded," IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, V. 48, No. 1 ( Feb. 2006), 187-194.

Hill, D.A. "Reciprocity in reverberation chamber measurements," IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, V. 45, No.1 (Feb. 2003), 117-119.

Holloway C.L., Hill D.A., Dalke R.A., et al. "Radio wave propagation characteristics in lossy circular waveguides such as tunnels, mine shafts, and boreholes," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, V. 44, No. 1 (Feb. 2002), 95-101.

The Boulder Labs Library wishes to extend a warm congratulations to David A. Hill!

Added 1/13/10
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New ILL Policies and Procedures

The Boulder Labs Library has received a record number of ILL requests during the past year (2009). This has adversely impacted the Library's ability to provide interlibrary loan, reference, and overall library services to the Boulder Labs research community; therefore, the Library is implementing the following policies:

1) Incomplete Citations:
    Incomplete citations require more staff time, so any citation received without any of the following information will be placed     in a low-priority queue:

    Minimum information needed for journal/conference articles:

    1. Journal/Conference title
    2. Volume #
    3. Date
    4. Beginning page number
    5. Author's last name & first initial

Note: While not required, the article title is also important, especially if there is a problem with the citation and we need to do more extensive searching. If unable to provide a title, the subject of the article can be substituted with the notation "Subject:" in the Notes field.

    Minimum information needed for books/techinical reports:

2) Submitting Requests:
    Send only one citation per ILLiad document request. If multiple citations are sent on the same request, the transaction will     be cancelled and the user asked to resubmit a separate request for each citation.

    For rush requests, first submit the request via ILLiad and then notify ILL either by email (BoulderLabs.ILL@noaa.gov) or     phone (x5569).

3) Patents & Standards:
    The Library will not purchase patents or standards. However, we will help to locate information including pricing and from     whom requestors can purchase.

    Researchers should check these resources prior to submitting patent requests to the Library.

4) Technical Reports & Theses:
    The Library will help to locate lenders for these items. If a lender cannot be found, then the Library will provide information,     when available, on how the requestor may purchase the item using lab funds.

5) Following up on ILL Requests:
    All communication about ILL requests (including clarification of citation information and full-text links to documents freely     available online) will be sent from the BoulderLabs.ILL@noaa.gov email address. It is the responsibility of requestors to read     communications from this email address to ensure that they receive their requested document(s).

    Researchers have one week to respond to emails requesting clarification of a submitted citation. If a response is not     received within that time, the request will be cancelled, and the researcher will need to resubmit that request along with     additional information clarifying the citation.

6) High-Volume Projects (more than 20 requests/week):
    When submitting requests please indicate priority level, giving either a high or low priority statement in the Notes field. If     this is not indicated, our staff will triage the requests until time allows us to process them.

    When initiating a project requiring large numbers of ILL requests, please contact Mike Robinson, ILL Librarian,     (BoulderLabs.ILL@noaa.gov, x5569) to set up an informational meeting.

 Thank you for following these new procedures; they will ensure that you receive the best possible service.

Added 1/19/10
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Upcoming Training on Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) and Lexis-Nexis Databases

The Boulder Labs Library will be hosting the following four WebEx seminars. If you would like to receive an email reminder the day prior, please contact Aric Villarreal.

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts

Provides the search interface for the following Boulder Labs Library databases:

Thursday, February 4, 12:00pm, DSRC 3B-504. "An introduction to using Lexis.com," by Mairin Van Shura, LexisNexis Government Consultant. Seminar on how to conduct legal searches on Lexis Nexis, specifically where science and legislation intersect.

Lexis-Nexis

Provides access to 5 billion searchable documents from more than 32,000 legal, news and business sources, including federal legislation and regulations.

Thursday, February 11, 12:00pm,DSRC 3B-504. "Using CSA Illumina Databases," by Kimberly Bastian, CSA Proquest. Covering effective search methods, finding full-text articles, exporting to Endnote, and Deep Indexing.

Thursday, March 11, 12:00pm, Rm. 1103/1105, Bldg. 1. "Using CSA Illumina Databases," by Kimberly Bastian, CSA Proquest.

Thursday, April 1, 12:00pm, DSRC GB 514. "Legislative information on Lexis," by Mairin Van Shura, LexisNexis Government Consultant.

Added 1/20/10

 

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