March 28, 2012

IEEE Xplore Changes

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , — pam @ 3:18 pm

On 1 April 2012 IEEE will release the new IEEE Business Platform, which includes changes to individual account profile management. The two most important items are:

1. IEEE Account (personal account) user name change: After the launch, individuals signing in with an IEEE Account user name (the personal account user name which is used to set individual preferences) will be prompted to change their current user name to their e-mail address.
2. Saved Searches and Search History will be deleted: All current saved searches and search history records will be DELETED with this release. All users should copy and paste their saved searches into a document so they can recreate the search after launch.

March 26, 2012


Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — pam @ 5:40 pm

Researchers at the Cultural Observatory at Harvard are developing Bookworm-arXiv to sift through the digital pages of articles posted on arXiv.org and categorize the contents by subject, even when the subject isn’t stated explicitly. Read the full article in the New York Times. See the Bookworm prototype here.

March 22, 2012

Wiley Site Maintenance

Filed under: News — Tags: , — pam @ 9:36 pm

On Saturday, March, 24, from 6 a.m – 10 a.m., access to the Wiley Online Library may be interrupted due to essential site maintenance.

March 16, 2012

Collected Papers of Kofi Annan

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — pam @ 4:06 pm

Thanks to the generous donation of Editor Jean E. Krasno and the Colin Powell Center, we have just added to the CUNY+ library catalog the 5-volume set, The Collected Papers of Kofi Annan: UN Secretary-General, 1997-2006The set is part of our United Nations Documents collection. The papers, arranged chronologically, ‘provide a picture of the activities of Secretary-General Annan, the conceptual evolution of his ideas, and his indefatigable efforts to use his “good offices” to find peaceful solutions to conflicts and disputes.’

March 14, 2012

“Britannica Stops the Presses”

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — pam @ 12:26 pm

After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print. In an acknowledgment of the realities of the digital age — and of competition from the Web site Wikipedia — Encyclopaedia Britannica will focus primarily on its online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools. Read the full article in today’s New York Times.

March 13, 2012

SciVerse Down Time

Filed under: News — Tags: , — pam @ 8:03 pm

The next set of SciVerse upgrades will occur March 17. Users may experience temporary service disruptions while accessing SciVerse, SciVal, Journal Consult and the Admin tool from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. After the update users can expect increased search speed and article rendering, fewer issues with PDF downloading and RSS feeds in ScienceDirect.

March 7, 2012

Art Opening Reception March 8

Filed under: Exhibitions,News — Tags: , — pam @ 3:46 pm

CCNY Women Make Art, our annual Women’s History Month celebratory exhibit, opens with a reception @ 5 p.m., Thursday, March 8.  Please join us in the Cohen Library Archives Gallery, 5th floor, for excellent contemporary art and refreshments. The exhibit runs through March 30, Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

March 1, 2012

Scholarly Publishing: Past, Present and the Shape of Things to Come

Filed under: News — Tags: , — pam @ 9:11 pm

Tuesday, March 6th @ 2 p.m. Dr. John Haynes, Vice President of Publishing, American Institute of Physics, will speak in the Steinman Lecture Hall (Room 160). Come hear about the evolution of the scholarly journal and the key drivers (sociological, technological, economic and political / legal) that are shaping future developments. This event is co-sponsored by the Libraries and the Levich Institute.

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