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Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool

August 30th, 2012 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Synthesis Digital Library Update for July 2012

The following new titles were published in July:

  • Articulatory Speech Synthesis from the Fluid Dynamics of the Vocal Apparatus by Stephen Levinson (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Don Davis (GD/Electric Boat), and Scot Slimon (GD/Electric Boat). (Speech and Audio Processing Series)
  • Business Processes: A Database Perspective by Daniel Deutch, Ben-Gurion University; and Tova Milo, Tel Aviv University. (Data Management Series)
  • Foundations of Data Quality Management by Wenfei Fan, University of Edinburgh; and Floris Geerts, University of Antwerp. (Data Management Series)
  • Incomplete Data and Data Dependencies in Relational Databases by Sergio Greco, Cristian Molinaro, and Francesca Spezzano, DEIS, Università della Calabria, Italy (Data Management Series)
  • Mining Heterogeneous Information Networks: Principles and Methodologies by Yizhou Sun and Jiawei Han, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series)
  • Theoretical Foundations for Digital Libraries: The 5S (Societies, Scenarios, Spaces, Structures, Streams) Approach by Edward A. Fox (Virginia Tech), Marcos André Gonçalves (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil), and Rao Shen (Yahoo!). (Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services Series)
  • ASTM Digital Library

    August 28th, 2012 by Robert Heyer-Gray

    We now have have access to the ASTM Digital Library collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information.

    ASTM is best known for it’s standards, however the Standards and Engineering Digital Library ( also includes nearly every other ASTM publication — that’s 1,500+ books and 60,000+ papers and chapters, dating back to 1932…in addition to the 12,000+ Standards.

    Three main collections of publications make up the books, journals and papers of the Digital Library:

    Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings/STPs (Special Technical Publications).

    Journals Library. 14,000+ peer-reviewed papers are available from ASTM’s journals

    Manuals, Monographs and Data Series Library

    If you need help getting started or need more details, please see the ASTM DL User Resources page

    Elsevier (ScienceDirect) Downtime: 8/25/12 (19 hours)

    August 20th, 2012 by Cory Craig

    ScienceDirect, Hub, Applications, SciVal, Journals Consult and the Admin Tool are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.

    * Downtime (in California): Saturday, August 25th: 4:30 AM – 11:30 PM

    What are the changes you will see with this new release?

    ScienceDirect: Effortless access to relevant information thanks to a new design for journal article
    and book chapter pages as well as improved user experience for RSS feeds, image
    search, and other features.

    Hub: Faster and friendlier search capability through several new features.

    Please click here to find out the details of the new features per each product.

    The downtime by region is expected as follows:

    * California Time: Saturday, August 25th: 4:30 AM – 11:30 PM
    * London Time: 12:30 PM GMT Saturday, August 25th – 7:30 AM Sunday, August 26th
    * Singapore Time: 7:30 PM SGT Saturday, August 25th – 2:30 PM SGT Sunday, August 26th

    Elsevier apologizes for the inconvenience.

    UCD Faculty/Researcher Service: Free Campus Document Delivery

    August 13th, 2012 by Cory Craig

    Based on the results of a successful pilot to enhance the library’s current document delivery service for print-only science titles, the UC Davis University Library is now extending the free Campus Document Delivery Service (CDDS) to all UC Davis University Library-owned titles.

    Now, all faculty, researchers, and individuals in health sciences departments may request electronic deliveries of journal articles and book chapters owned in print-only formats at any UC Davis University Library and have them delivered electronically at no cost. Use the PSE Article Request Form to place requests.

    Service is not currently available for graduate students, undergraduate students, and non-research staff on the main campus. If you have questions, please visit; or Contact PSE; or contact a library staff member in any of the library’s Access Services departments.