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February 2011 - News Archive

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New Optical Society Platforms Allow for Easier Navigation, New Features

The Optical Society (OSA) now offers new features on its main website, using the upgraded My Infobase login.  These include:

Additionally, certain OSA journals have enhanced web platforms with these new features, all accessible from a tabbed menu:

Journals with these features, held by the Boulder Labs Library include:





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Turn Up Organized Search Results with Google Squared

Google Squared offers a new way to run search queries.  Features include:

Screenshot of Google Squared results for frequency

Above: Google Squared result from entering the keyword "frequency".

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Library Launches Liaison Program

The Boulder Labs Library is proud to announce the launch of its Library Liaison Program. In order to better serve the research needs of the Boulder Labs Community, our public service librarians will be working with divisions of NIST, NOAA, and NTIA to provide services and resources pertinent to their current research needs. We will be delivering a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session to each of the divisions, in order to receive feedback on tailoring our services to the needs of the researchers.  Below is a list of the liaisons and their representative divisions. For more information, visit our new Library Liaison webpage at

Mike Robinson, x5569

  • NIST: 687, 697.03

Joan Segal, x5565

  • NIST: 638, 653, 686

Aric Villarreal, x3003             

  • NIST: 688, 771, 776

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Call for Papers for New Online Journal

The American Physical Society has announced a new journal title, Physical Review X. Its first issue will be published Fall of 2011, and is now inviting submissions. The journal’s key features are:APS Physical Review X logo

For details, visit the APS Physical Review X website at

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New Open Access Journal from Nature Publishing Group

This summer, Nature Publishing Group will launch Scientific Reports, an entirely open access journal covering all areas of the natural sciences:

Scientific Reports graphic depicting intermeshing cogs
  • Astrophysics
  • Cancer
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Biology
  • Physics

The journal will feature a quick peer-review process and metrics measuring the frequency of paper downloads.

Scientific Reports is now accepting submissions. To publish in Scientific Reports, all authors are required to pay an article-processing charge. The 2011 fee will be $1,350 per article. More information about submission is available from the guide for authors.

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