October 21st, 2016 by Cory Craig
UC-eLinks may be affected by the DNS attack currently affecting computer systems in the US, and the national news services are covering the issue: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/21/technology/ddos-attack-popular-sites/index.html
This may result in slow loading screens or “Server not found” errors when accessing UC-eLinks.
The UC-eLinks vendor, Ex Libris, is working to resolve the issue.
July 7th, 2016 by Cory Craig
The ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com) will be taking a two-hour maintenance window on July 9th from 7:00 PM PDT to 9:00 PM PDT to prepare for the upcoming migration to a cloud-based infrastructure.
During this time access to ProQuest platform databases will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.
ProQuest databases relevant to Physical Sciences & Engineering include:
- Conference Papers Index
- EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements
- Oceanic Abstracts (ProQuest)
June 2nd, 2016 by Cory Craig
The MELVYL catalog, UC Request (Interlibrary Loan), FirstSearch, and all other OCLC services
will be unavailable from 6:00 pm Saturday, 4 June 2016 to 9:00 am Sunday, 5 June 2016, Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) while OCLC conducts data storage migrations.
Resources affected include the 11 UC Melvyl instances (WorldCat Local), the 11 WorldCat Discovery (beta) instances, WorldShare ILL, WorldShare Management Services, FirstSearch, WorldCat.org, UC’s Request (Interlibrary Loan) service, VDX (UC’s consortial borrowing service), & MyILL Request.
April 19th, 2016 by Cory Craig
NCBI to assist UC Davis in hackathon (was in June, now postponed until Fall)
June 13th to 15th, [postponed until Fall] NCBI will assist the University of California Davis in hosting a biomedical data science hackathon in Davis, CA, focusing on advanced bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing data and metadata. This event is for students, postdocs, investigators and other researchers already engaged in the use of pipelines for genomic analyses from next-generation sequencing data or metadata.* Researchers and/or data scientists from the west coast of the United States are especially encouraged to apply, but the event is open to anyone selected for the hackathon, and able to travel to Davis.
April 8th, 2016 by Robert Heyer-Gray
As noted in our recent update, 2016 is the 25th anniversary of arXiv, an important milestone. We are engaged in a series of vision-setting activities and, as part of this process, we are implementing a user survey to help us improve arXiv and clarify future directions for the service in a way that best serves the user community:
Click here to start arXiv survey
We need your help in reaching out to the user community. Please share the link far and wide and encourage scientists, researchers, and students to complete the survey. If you or your institution is active on social media please post the link freely. The survey will close on April 27. The responses we gather will help us plan the future for arXiv and continue to provide a service that is based on actual user needs and experiences.
Oya Y. Rieger, Ph.D.
Associate University Librarian
arXiv Program Director
Scholarly Resources & Preservation Services
Cornell University Library
February 3rd, 2016 by Cory Craig
The IEEE Xplore Digital Library covers electrical engineering, computer science and electronics and provides access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
If you need help with IEEE Xplore, contact the PSE Library Reference Desk, Mon-Fri 1-5pm
* by email: email@example.com
* phone: (530) 752‑0540
* or in-person
Not working in electrical engineering? See the: full list of Physical Sciences & Engineering databases or PSE Subject Guides to find the best database for your discipline.
January 11th, 2016 by Cory Craig
Proquest databases and resources (see partial list below) will be unavailable for up to 8 hours starting
at 7pm on Saturday 1/16/16. ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve
performance, security, and overall reliability.
Proquest Databases Related to Physical Sciences & Engineering include:
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Conference Papers Index
EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
For additional information see: http://links.proquest.mkt5049.com/servlet/MailView?ms=NTAzOTUyMDMS1&r=MzU0Njc3NDM1ODAS1&j=ODQwNjUyNjA3S0&mt=1&rt=0
January 4th, 2016 by Cory Craig
From: Frank W. Kunkle <Kunkle@SIAM.ORG>:
On January 5, SIAM (Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics) will release a significantly modernized set of LaTeX2e Macro files for use with 11 of our journals. A corresponding upgrade to macros for our 4 exclusively online journals will follow.
The revised SIAM Standard Macro set includes such new features as cross-referencing commands with hyperlinking, integrated support for supplemental materials, the automatic generation of bookmarks corresponding to section headings, and the ability to generate PDF files directly with PDFLaTeX and PostScript via LaTeX and DVIPS. A “review” mode with line numbers and colored links to assist referees and editors is now supported and its use encouraged. Bibliography support has been updated for DOI, URL, EPRINT, and arXiv references. The macro file package includes greatly improved and expanded guide and example files, along with an additional template file for supplementary materials.
This work has been completed in tandem with an initiative to support PDFLaTeX, allowing journal authors to submit figures in PDF, JPEG, PNG, and EPS format. Previously, SIAM asked authors to provide figures in EPS format alone.
A committee led by Tammy Kolda and consisting of Nick Gould, Doug Arnold, and Randy LeVeque worked with SIAM staff members James Haines and Kelly Thomas to make the upgrades possible.
For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org