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DOAJ Seal for OA Journals Committed to High Standards in Publishing

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) recently introduced a seal for journals that display the best publishing practices. The seal is displayed alongside a journal title listed in DOAJ, and has nothing to do with the quality of content in journal articles themselves. Instead, DOAJ decides which titles are given the seal once they meet criteria related to a journal’s degree of “openness,” which includes:

DOAJ was originally featured in the March 27, 2013 Library News.


Added 7/1


Library News - Save a Piece of Your History

Ever wish you could have a catalog card to document the first book or technical report you authored, or to memorialize a favorite work, author, or subject? Well, now you can! The Boulder Labs Library is preparing to recycle its historic card catalog (for items received through July 1994). Framed catalog cards would make unique retirement gifts.

Card Catalog photoIf you are interested, please stop by the Main Library (Bldg1 - 1200) anytime before Thursday, July 23rd and take as many cards as you like. If you are unable to make it to the library, send your request to and we will send the card(s) to you via interoffice mail.  

For questions, please contact Mike Robinson (x5569) or Aric Villarreal (x3003).




Added 7/7


Wiley Adopts ReadCube Format, Combining Best of PDF and HTML

Wiley Online Library recently adopted ReadCube for article viewing, supplementing PDF and HTML formats already in place. The advantage of ReadCube is to combine the readability and cross-platform consistency of PDF with the functionality of HTML. Features include:

To use the ReadCube option, from an article abstract in a Wiley journal under library subscription, click the PDF link. A pop-up box will appear, giving you the option to choose “Standard PDF” or “Enhanced PDF.” Clicking Enhanced PDF will give you the ReadCube view. If the “Enhanced PDF” option will not appear, then your browser does not support ReadCube. Click here for a list of minimal supported browser versions. also adopted ReadCube, which was covered in the June 3, 2015 Library News.

Added 7/15


IEEE Xplore Celebrates 15 Years

Launched in 2000, IEEE Xplore is celebrating 15 years as an online database. Since 2000, over 1 billion documents have been downloaded from IEEE Xplore, and the database has expanded from:

IEEE Xplore includes documents in engineering, physics (including geophysics), and telecommunications, with coverage from 1988 to the present, and select articles back to 1952. It is available from the Library’s Databases page.

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Added 7/22


Construction In and Around the Library

Library LogoStarting the week of July 27th and running through mid-October, NIST will be doing renovations in and around the Main Library (Bldg. 1 Rm 1200) to replace the old steam heating system. The project will be completed in two phases, starting with removal of asbestos in the hallway and ending with replacement of the steam pipes within the Main Library.

How this may affect you:

If at anytime during the construction you are unable to get to an item you need, please let the library staff know. We will work with the construction crew to ensure you receive the materials as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Segal,, x5550



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