PAM Bulletin Vol 39, No 2
Uta Grothkopf, European Southern Observatory Library, has a chapter titled “Astronomy Libraries – Your Gateway to Information” in the book Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers, EAS Publication Series, 2011.
For the past two years Shaun Hardy has been working with Ruth Duerr at NSIDC on a project to digitize Carnegie’s extensive data archive from the 2nd International Polar Year. From a web announcement: In 1932-1933, Carnegie Institution scientists journeyed to Alaska and northern Canada to take part in the 2nd International Polar Year (IPY2) – a coordinated campaign of geophysical and meteorological observations by scientists from 40 nations. Now, thanks to a two-year collaboration between Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the original records from the Department’s IPY2 work have been digitized and are available online in NSIDC’s ROCS Archives Catalog (http://nsidc.org/rocs/archives-catalog/). Shaun Hardy (Carnegie-DTM) and Ruth Duerr (NSIDC) coordinated the project, which involved scanning thousands of instrument recordings, log sheets, photographs, and technical documents.
Uta Hussong-Christian is one of the authors of an article in The Digital Shift detailing an experiment at Oregon State University examining the use of ereaders – by academic librarians. “Four Librarians, Four Ereaders, One Month” by Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Jane Nichols, Uta Hussong-Christian, and Laurie Bridges, October 11, 2011.
Bob Kelly, Director of Journal Information Systems, has announced his retirement after 18 years of outstanding service with the American Physical Society. Bob’s last day will be December 31, 2011. We wish the very best for Bob and his family.
Pat Viele, retired physics and astronomy librarian, gave a poster session at the joint New York State Sections of APS and AAPT on October 7th. The theme of the meeting was “Celebrating the 100th Year of the Discovery of Superconductivity”. Pat’s poster, “Information Fluency: Where to Start” is based on the collection of materials in her comPADRE file cabinet. http://www.compadre.org/portal/filingcabinet/share.cfm?UID=31&FID=21329&code=7CE89E751B