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arXiv user survey

April 8th, 2016 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Dear Colleagues,

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.

With appreciation,


Oya Y. Rieger, Ph.D.

Associate University Librarian

arXiv Program Director

Scholarly Resources & Preservation Services

Cornell University Library

AccessEngineering trial through May 15, 2015

April 13th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Trial Database: AccessEngineering

Dates: Now through May 15, 2015

Contact: Bob Heyer-Gray


The UC Davis Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to McGraw-Hill’s AccessEngineering, a database that provides full-text access to engineering handbooks, instructional videos, downloadable calculators, interactive tables and graphs, student study guides, and global engineering news.

Access this trial database through May 15, 2015.

Feedback: Your feedback on the usefulness of this resource for teaching, learning, and research is much appreciated. Please e-mail the contact above with your thoughts on AccessEngineering.

Note: Access is through IP authentication for on campus access. For off campus access, please use the VPN.

AIAA Archive Access

April 7th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray

With the recent purchase of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Archive and the predecessor titles, our journal access through ARC now contains:

  • AIAA Journal (1963–current): The journal that was launched along with AIAA in 1963, covering pioneering theoretical developments and experimental results across a far-reaching range of disciplines.
  • Journal of Aircraft (1964–current): Focusing on major advances in aircraft technology, this journal covers major development in general aviation, military and civilian aircraft, STOL and V/STOL aircraft, subsonic, supersonic, transonic, and hypersonic aircraft as well as applications on aircraft technology to related fields.
  • Journal of Energy (1977–1983): You can now search ARC and retrieve papers from this out-of-print journal that was devoted to advancing the knowledge of terrestrial and space applications of all forms of energy, including its production, transformation, and conservation.
  • Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (1978–current): Keep pace with the research and engineering applications that are driving new generations of high-performance air and space vehicles — both manned and unmanned.
  • Journal of Hydronautics (1967–1981): You can now search ARC and retrieve papers from this out-of-print journal that explored the theoretical and experimental knowledge of hydrodynamics, including propulsion systems and the design of underwater vehicles, highlighting the intersection between ocean and aerospace science and engineering.
  • Journal of Propulsion and Power (1985–current): Discover advances in air-breathing, electric, and advanced propulsion, plus power generation and conversion, and terrestrial energy systems in the Journal of Propulsion and Power.
  • Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (1964–current): This journal features the best new work in spacecraft and missile systems (tactical and strategic), including subsystems, applications, missions, environmental interactions, and space sciences.
  • Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (1987–2002): Explore the latest developments in thermal energy transfer and storage — in gases, liquids, and solids.

AIAA’s Predecessor Society Journal Archives

  • Bulletin of the American Interplanetary Society (1930–1932): This bimonthly newsletter of the American Interplanetary Society (later known as the American Rocket Society) shared the wonders of space travel with the fledgling society’s members.
  • Astronautics (1932–1944): Published monthly by the American Interplanetary Society, this formal newsletter replaced the Bulletin of the American Interplanetary Society.
  • Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences (1934–1957) and Journal of the Aerospace Sciences (1958-1962): The monthly journal of the Institute of the Aeronautical Science (later the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences) published scientific and technical articles along with member news.
  • Journal of Jet Propulsion (1954–1958): This journal published by the American Rocket Society was devoted to the advancement of the field of jet propulsion through the publication of original scientific papers and also shared society news.
  • ARS Journal (1959–1962): Originally published under the title Journal of Jet Propulsion the name change of this journal reflected the ever-broadening field of interest of the American Rocket Society. Papers were chosen for publication based on their pertinence to the general field of astronautics, the future significance of the research, and importance to the members of the society and the profession at large.

SAE Backfile now available, coverage 1906 – present

March 18th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The papers from the Society of Automotive Engineers are now available to UC Davis users in full-text going back to 1906.  Previous access to papers was limited to 1998 – present.

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Digital Library provides access to thousands of SAE Technical Papers covering research in all areas of mobility engineering including ground vehicle, aerospace, off-highway, and manufacturing technology.

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

February 27th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray
The Following Lectures Were Published in January:

Tope Omitola, University of Southampton
Sebastián A. Ríos, University of Chile
John G. Breslin, National University of Ireland Galway
Synthesis Lectures on the Semantic Web: Theory and Technology


Sarah Niebe, University of Copenhagen
Kenny Erleben, University of Copenhagen
Synthesis Lectures on Computer Graphics and Animation


Vincent C. Prantil, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Timothy Decker, Milwaukee Area Technical College
Synthesis Lectures on Engineering


Dangzhi Zhao, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Canada
Andreas Strotmann, ScienceXplore, Bad Schandau, Germany
Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services


Aurélien Bellet, Télécom ParisTech
Amaury Habrard, Université de Saint-Etienne
Marc Sebban, Université de Saint-Etienne
Synthesis Lectures on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

UC Davis now has campus-wide access to Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) publications

February 20th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray

UC Davis now has campus-wide access to Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) publications.  E&E is a leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets.  Our subscription for 2015 entitles us to access to:


EnergyWire is designed to provide deep, broad and insightful coverage of the transformation of the energy sector. EnergyWire focuses on the business, environmental and political issues surrounding the rapidly expanding energy industry.


ClimateWire is designed to bring readers coverage of the debate over climate policy and its effects on business, the environment and society.


The one-stop source for those who need to stay on top of all of today’s major environmental and energy action. With an average of more than 25 stories a day, Greenwire covers the complete spectrum, from electricity industry restructuring to Clean Air Act litigation to public lands management.

E&E Daily

Designed for those who need to know what’s happening to issues on Capitol Hill. From federal agency appropriations to comprehensive energy legislation, E&E Daily is the place insiders go to track their environmental and energy issues in Congress.

E&E News PM

A late afternoon roundup providing coverage of all the breaking and developing policy news from Capitol Hill, around the country and around the world.  A must-read for those who need to be ahead of the next day’s headlines.


Webcast program featuring in-depth interviews and analysis with compelling energy and environmental policy leaders.

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

January 29th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray
The Following Lectures Were Published in December and are included in Collection Six

Combating Bad Weather Part I: Rain Removal from Video
Sudipta Mukhopadhyay, IIT Kharagpur
Abhishek Kumar Tripathi, Uurmi Systems
Synthesis Lectures on Image, Video, and Multimedia Processing

Combating Bad Weather Part II:
Fog Removal from Image and Video

Sudipta Mukhopadhyay, IIT Kharagpur
Abhishek Kumar Tripathi, Uurmi Systems
Synthesis Lectures on Image, Video, and Multimedia Processing

Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging
Claudia B. Rebola, Rhode Island School of Design
Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies

Fieldwork for Healthcare:
Guidance for Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems

Dominic Furniss, University College London
Rebecca Randell, University of Leeds
Aisling Ann O’Kane, University College London
Svetlena Taneva, University Health Network, Toronto
Helena Mentis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Ann Blandford, University College London
Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies

Mechanical Testing for the Biomechanics Engineer:
A Practical Guide

Marnie M. Saunders, The University of Akron, Ohio
Synthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering

Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs):
Applications, Models, and Future Directions

Christian Wachsmann, Technische Universität, Darmstadt, Germany
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Technische Universität, Darmstadt, Germany
Synthesis Lectures on Information Security, Privacy, and Trust

Power-Efficient Computer Architectures:
Recent Advances

Magnus Själander, Uppsala University
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
Stefanos Kaxiras, Uppsala University
Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

January 2nd, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray
Applications of Zero-Suppressed Decision Diagrams
Tsutomu Sasao, Meiji University
Jon T. Butler, Naval Postgraduate School
Synthesis Lectures on Digital Circuits and Systems

Background Subtraction: Theory and Practice
Ahmed Elgammal, Rutgers University
Synthesis Lectures on Computer Vision

Instant Recovery with Write-Ahead Logging: Page Repair, System Restart, and Media Restore
Goetz Graefe, HP Labs
Wey Guy
Caetano Sauer, University of Kaiserslautern
Synthesis Lectures on Data Management

Libraries and the Semantic Web
Keith P. DeWeese, Gannett Co., Inc.
Dan Segal, Marcinko Enterprises, Inc.
Synthesis Lectures on Emerging Trends in Librarianship

The Shortest-Path Problem: Analysis and Comparison of Methods
Hector Ortega-Arranz, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Diego R. Llanos, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Synthesis Lectures on Theoretical Computer Science

November IEEE & MIT Press Books – eBook Alert

December 10th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

December 3rd, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The Following Lectures Were Published in October

Al Selvin, Verizon Communications
Simon Buckingham Shum, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Karen Holtzblatt, InContext Enterprises, Inc.
Hugh Beyer, InContext Enterprises, Inc.

Hang Li, Huawei Technologies

Ken Anjyo, OLM Digital, Inc.
Hiroyuki Ochiai, Kyushu University

Models of Horizontal Eye Movements: Part 3, A Neuron and Muscle Based Linear Saccade Model
Alireza Ghahari, University of Connecticut
John D. Enderle, University of Connecticut

Bin Chen, Stanford University
Huijun Wang, Merck
Ying Ding, Indiana University
David Wild, Indiana University

The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization, Part 1 of a 3-Part Series
Marjorie Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico

Measuring User Engagement
Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo Labs
Heather O’Brien, University of British Columbia
Elad Yom-Tov, Microsoft Research

The Taxobook: Principles and Practices of Building Taxonomies, Part 2 of a 3-Part Series
Marjorie M.K. Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico