March 2012 - News Archive
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.
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:
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 can be accessed via our E-journals page.
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:
Also, check out our mobile webpage at http://library.bldrdoc.gov/mobile.html, 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.
Two long time National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) veterans will retire as of Friday, March 30--Carolyn Herder and Dottie Anderson.
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, 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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