December 2015 - News Archive
NoMaD Repository for Materials Science
The NoMaD (Novel Materials Discovery) Repository contains over 1.2 million data entries related to Materials Science. The repository search page utilizes unique criteria for discovering data, including:
- System type
- Crystal system
- Basis set type
- Xc treatment
- Chemical Element
- Data Access
- Restricted (up to 3 year embargo)
- Open Access
The NoMaD is currently developing NoMaD CoE (Center of Excellence), which will offer an expanded suite of tools for data analysis, and will be based on the current NoMaD Repository database. NoMaD is based out of Europe and funded by the Max Planck Society. It is currently registered with re3data, which was covered in the September 2, 2015 Library News.
Dryad Enhances Discoverability while Streamlining Data Submission
Dryad is a non-profit data repository which aims to simplify the data archiving process while maximizing discoverability. Most data contributions are in the areas of biology, medicine, oceanography, and environmental science. Features include:
- Data is Open Access
- Download and reuse dictated by Creative Commons
- Flexibility with regard to submitted data formats
- Integrates with article submission process of partner journals, easing data archiving process
- Data linked to corresponding articles
- Data assigned DOIs so that they can be included in citation metrics
- Data is searchable via Dryad site and machine-readable
- Data files may be updated and corrected
- Files are migrated from older formats for long-term preservation
- Over 10,000 data packages archived, from over 400 journals
Dryad is curated by North Carolina State University.
Introducing the New Online Catalog for Boulder Labs
On Tuesday, December 15th, the Boulder Labs Library rolled-out its new online catalog, WorldCat Discovery. To preview the system, link to https://boulderlabslibrary.on.worldcat.org/discovery.
You will be able to:
- Access over 1.8 billion items, including items held in-house and at other libraries around the world
- Search for, and access, full-text journal articles and books in our library’s collection
- Refine searches using filters for more relevant results
- Place interlibrary loan and/or hold requests from the catalog
- Email records, share a permanent record link, and export citations directly to EndNote
- Sign in to your account to monitor checkout records and holds as well as renew items
- Create temporary lists of records via “My List,” which can be converted to permanent personal lists after signing in to your account
The Boulder Labs Library staff will provide training on the new system in January. This LIVE training seminar will be given twice, so those who are not able to attend one may attend the other:
- Monday, January 11, 10-11am: PML 81 1A-116
- Thursday, January 14, 3-4pm: DSRC GC-402
In the meantime, you can access the following links
to learn about using WorldCat Discovery:
Maximize Use of the WorldCat Discovery Interface Features
Searching WorldCat: Index Quick Reference
Search in WorldCat Discovery
Search in WorldCat Discovery Using Advanced Search
Filter Search Results in WorldCat Discovery
Interpret the Item Details in WorldCat Discovery
Share Items from Search Results in WorldCat Discovery
Things to Know About the Library’s New Catalog
The following information will help you navigate the Boulder Labs Library’s new WorldCat Discovery catalog:
- Access the catalog at https://boulderlabslibrary.on.worldcat.org/discovery (please update your bookmarks)
- The first time you sign into your account, click the set/reset password link and enter your username*. You will then receive an email telling you how to create a password.
- *Your username is your email address before the @ sign, and is all lowercase (for example., the username for Jane.Q.Doe@doc.gov would be jane.q.doe)
- Once signed in you can manage your account, including book renewals
- All emails from the system, such as overdue and availability notices, will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not delete without reading first.
- To respond to these emails, forward inquiries to email@example.com (this information will also be found at the end of each email message.)
- If you don’t respond to overdue notices in a timely manner, your account will be assessed fines and blocked from use. Once the long overdue item is returned or renewed the fines will be waived and the block removed.
- If you have fines on your account, please contact a library staff member to resolve the issue.
2016 Calendar Features WorldCat Discovery
Ring in the New Year with the library’s 2016 calendar, featuring at-a-glance information on the Library’s new catalog, WorldCat Discovery. The calendar also includes all federal holidays in red and pay days in green. Check your mailbox for the handy 6x9” calendar; they have been distributed to all divisions at The Boulder Labs.
Left: calendar front. Right: calendar back. Click for PDF.
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