November 2016 - News Archive
2016 Nobel Prize Announced for Physics, Chemistry
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced the 2016 Nobel Prize for fields of Physics and Chemistry. Laureates include:
- Physics, "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter," split:
- One half of the prize going to David J. Thouless, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
- The other half going to F. Duncan M. Haldane, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA and J. Michael Kosterlitz, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
- Chemistry, awarded jointly "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines":
- Jean-Pierre Sauvage, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
- Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
- Bernard L. Feringa, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
Open Data Repository Invites Beta Testing
The Open Data Repository (ODR) is a platform that supports creating and managing project-related data repositories online. Currently, it is in its Beta phase, and invites open collaboration on code testing. ODR aims to offer a number of unique features, including:
- Use drag-and-drop features to create database schemas
- Ready-made field types for common data elements, such as date/time
- Default plugins for graphics tools and specialized applications such as displaying chemical formulas
- Users have control over data sharing, including establishing an embargo until a specified date, what types of data to share, and making data public
Currently, ODR is funded by NASA’s CheMin group and the University of Arizona Department of Geosciences.
LinkedEarth Developing Data Standards for Paleoclimatology
LinkedEarth is a project to develop a set of data standards for paleoclimatology. Sponsored by EarthCube, LinkedEarth aims to give researchers in paleoclimatology the tools to curate data by:
EndNote X8 Now Available
EndNote X8 is now available for Mac and PC. To download X8, visit the Library’s Bibliographic Management page and follow the instructions as per your agency (NIST users download EndNote via NVL). New features include:
- Updated compatibility with Windows 10, MS Word 2016, and macOS Yosemite and Sierra
- New, more intuitive icons for Mac and Windows
- New reference update capability, including Configure Sync to consolidate multiple citation libraries
- Share citation library with up to 100 users who have full editing rights, with Activity Feed displaying updates
New Look and Functionality for New Books Page
The Library’s New Books page has been updated to feature a synopsis of each book in print or electronic format, along with an image of the cover. There are no more boxes to check when reserving a book; instead, click on the title, which links to the item’s catalog page. Click the “Place Hold” button, where you will be prompted to log into your Discovery account, and then follow the on screen prompts to place a hold. You will be notified when the book is available for pick-up at the library or delivery to your office. For assistance placing a hold, contact the Circulation Desk at x3788.
For eBooks, click the title link, which takes you to the book’s webpage, where you may view the item online, download chapters, etc.
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