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Protest Tables Research Works Act (RWA)

Related Articles
Legislation to Bar Public-Access Requirement on Federal Research Is Dead, The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 27th.
Scientists' Victory Over the Research Works Act Is Like the SOPA Defeat,  Slate, February 28, 2012.
Elsevier Withdraws Support For The Research Works Act, Elsevier Newsroom, February 27, 2012.

Recently, the Research Works Act (HR 3699) was halted in congress because of opposition by researchers. The bill would have barred government agencies from requiring public access to the results of federally-funded research. Researcher opposition coincided with a worldwide boycott of one of the bill’s supporters, Elsevier, which subsequently withdrew support for the act on Feb. 27th.




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Materials Innovation @ TMS

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) maintains a website devoted to resources supporting research and development in the field of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).  Features include:

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EOS Goes Online

EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, is now available Full-Text online. Volumes are available from V. 50 (1960) – Present. Also included with the online subscription: EOS Logo

EOS can be accessed via our E-journals page.

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Off-Site Mobile Access to Library Database & Select Journals

ISI Web of Knowledge (aka Web of Science) and Taylor & Francis now offer mobile access from anywhere, onsite or off. Once registered you will be able to access content using your mobile device:

Mobile phone from Web of Knowledge mobile siteAlso, check out our mobile webpage at, which includes a full list of links for vendors who support mobile device access. Unlike Web of Knowledge and Taylor & Francis many of these mobile apps require users to be on site to access full-text content.

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Carolyn Herder & Dottie Anderson Retiring from Library

Two long time National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) veterans will retire as of Friday, March 30--Carolyn Herder and Dottie Anderson.

Carolyn Herder

Carolyn Herder, the Boulder Labs Library’s acquisitions technician, will be retiring after 40 years of federal service, including over 34 years with the Boulder Labs Library. Prior to working at the library, Carolyn served in the U.S. Air Force.

Dottie Anderson

Dottie Anderson, the Boulder Labs Library’s director, will be retiring after 18 years of service with NOAA. She spent 13 years at the NOAA Central Library in Silver Spring, Maryland before coming to the Boulder Labs Library in 2007. Prior to NOAA, Dottie worked as a reference librarian at the Air Force Institute of Technology (Dayton, OH), the Covington & Burling law firm (Washington, D.C.), and the Dayton & Montgomery County Public Library (Dayton, OH).

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