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September 27, 2011

Open Access Week 2011 Events

The University at Albany University Libraries are celebrating Open Access Week 2011 with exhibits and a program of activities on the afternoon of Wednesday October 26.

Wednesday October 26

12:00-1:30pm Brown bag lunch and discussion of open access Science Library, Standish Room, 3rd Floor - Bring a lunch and the libraries will provide drinks. Discussion moderator will be Irina Holden, Information Literacy and Science Outreach Librarian. Co - Sponsored by Eastern New York Chapter Association of College (ENY/ACRL) and Research Libraries R.S.V.P Lorre Smith by October 21, 2011

2:00-3:30pm “Open Science, Free Software, and Citizen Astronomers' Dr. David Hogg Science Library, Standish Room, 3rd Floor - Being open in scientific research--sharing code and ideas before publication, for example--can yield huge direct benefits for scientific investigators. This is most true when ideas are cheap but execution is expensive; these conditions are met in most (but not all) scientific fields. One of the big side effects of extreme openness is that it makes it easy for outsiders (non-traditionally trained or self-trained) scientists to contribute meaningfully to research. Dr. Hogg will give examples from work by his group. A reception will follow the talk in the Standish Room.

4:00-4:45: Tour of College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering - The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany - State University of New York (SUNY) is a global education, research, development and technology deployment resource dedicated to preparing the next generation of scientists and researchers in nanotechnology.

R.S.V.P. Lorre Smith to reserve a spot on the tour by October 21, 2011.

Thanks to University Auxiliary Services for its generous support of these programs.


September 26, 2011

Dissertations & Theses Now Has Full Text

Effective 9/21/11, the University Libraries subscription to Proquest Dissertations and Theses database ( now includes the full text in pdf format of more than 1.2 million dissertations from 1997 on. The database, the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses, is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. It includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present. The University Libraries also provide access to Dissertations @ SUNY Albany, which contains citations, abstracts, previews and the full text in pdf format (from 1997 on) of dissertations and theses published by UAlbany graduate students.

In addition to the increase in content, Dissertations and Theses has a new and improved interface featuring a simplified search screen, and the ability to cite, customize, save, manage and share results. RSS feeds and alerts are also available.

September 16, 2011

Electronic Reserves will be unavailable 3am - 4am on 9/18

The Electronic Reserves system will be unavailable for approximately one hour, from 3am to 4am, on Sunday, September 18. Library staff will be updating the reserves server to improve the electronic reserves service. This timing was selected to limit system downtime and provide minimal disruption to service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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