Library News - June 2009
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By Jean Phillips, Librarian


V.E. Suomi Web Site

Our library staff has just completed work on a web site devoted to the scientific career of Verner Edward Suomi, founder of the Space Science and Engineering Center, professor of meteorology and father of satellite meteorology. Over several years, we have collected resources related to his professional life and created finding aids to make them searchable and discovery easier. The site includes an array of materials and media including Dr. Suomi's papers, publications, movies, awards, oral histories, and much more.

We hope you enjoy exploring the site as much as we've enjoyed its creation.


University Announces Title of 'Go Big Read' Book

This fall, the university will launch "Go Big Read," a common reading program intended to engage students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members in a shared, academically focused reading experience.

From a short list compiled by a review committee from the nearly 400 nominated titles, Chancellor Biddy Martin has selected "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto," by Michael Pollan, as the book for the inaugural year.


NRC-CISTI Launches Gateway to Scientific Data:
Leveraging Research Data for the Greatest Possible Benefit

Scientific data generated during the research process can be an important resource for researchers, but only if it is accessible and usable. Thanks to a new initiative of the NRC Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) researchers now have a central gateway for easier access to Canadian scientific, technical and medical (STM) data sets and other important data repositories.

The Gateway to Scientific Data will help ensure that the valuable data generated by Canadian researchers is more easily accessible so that it can be re-used for other research endeavours. With the ability to access and use data from a multitude of sources, researchers will be better positioned to turn research into discoveries and innovations. Read more from the National Research Council Canada.


Discover the Data Behind DOE's Scientific Publications

Use the DOE Data Explorer (DDE) to find scientific research data - such as computer simulations, numeric data files, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, and scientific images - generated in the course of DOE-sponsored research in various science disciplines. The DOE Data Explorer includes a database of citations prepared by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) based on the information found at data-hosting Web sites. It is intended to be particularly useful to students, the public, and to researchers who are new to a field or looking for experimental or observational data outside their normal field of expertise. Included are the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Centers and the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC).








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