Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

Preview the new Swain Library Website and Blog

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Preview the coming upgrade to the Swain Library website and the integrated blog. Future blog updates will be made only on the new blog.

Preview the new Swain Library website

Access to e-EROS Restored

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Thanks to fast action by our Acquisitions folks as well as Wiley, access to the electronic version of the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis has been restored.

ScienceDirect Unavailable January 23

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Due to scheduled maintenance, ScienceDirect will be unavailable for approximately 12 hours on Saturday, January 23rd, 5:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. PST. They apologize for the inconvenience.

Apply by February 1 for Student Awards in Green Chemistry

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

The deadline to apply for the Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship and the Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute is February 1.

Chemical Structure Association Trust

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Applications Invited for CSA Trust Jacques-Émile Dubois Grants for 2010: Due Date March 15, 2010.

The Chemical Structure Association (CSA) Trust is an internationally recognized organization established to promote the critical importance of chemical information to advances in chemical research. In support of its charter, the Trust has created a unique Grant Program, renamed in honor of Professor Jacques-Émile Dubois who made significant contributions to the field of cheminformatics. The Trust is currently inviting the submission of grant applications for 2010.

Swain New Book List for December 2009

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Compiled monthly, the list of books received in December is available.

New Software License Codes Needed

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Advanced Chemistry Development Software: The license code for ACD suite of software for Spectral Prediction and Processing, IUPAC Naming, and Physical Properties (Prediction) changed January 1, 2010. Please contact Grace Baysinger ( to get the new codes.
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ChemBioOffice Ultra Software: License codes for ChemBioOffice also expired recently. You must sign into CambridgeSoft’s web site to get the new code. Go to the Download and Install, and Reactivate sections of the ChemBioOffice web page for more details.

Stanford to Accept Digital Dissertations

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Eleanor Brown of SULAIR’s Information Center describes Stanford’s new dissertation format policy in her blog:

Stanford to Accept Digital Dissertations

Please note that it is still possible to get a print copy of a thesis bound by SULAIR’s Bindery Unit. The rates are: Pre-printed = $16.00, Print & bind from binder = $25.00.

Full-text PDF files of Stanford dissertations from 1989 to present are available to Stanford users from Current Research @ Stanford University, a Digital Library of Dissertations and Theses, hosted by UMI.

SciFinder web/Scholar: Want to Move to ALL Web by 2/1/10

Monday, December 7th, 2009

In order to maximize access, reduce the amount of time spent on security issues and on technical support, I want to migrate ALL of our seats to the web version by February 1, 2010.

If you are getting more “busy” signals when you try to login to use SciFinder, this is due to a reduction in the number of users available. The total number of simultaneous users for SciFinder has decreased from 11 to 8. Allocation of simultaneous seats for each interface is a set value. As a catalyst to encourage users to migrate from the client to the web, last week I changed the allocation of simultaneous users from 4 web/4 client to 5 web/3 client. I also reduced the inactivity timeout from 20 to 12 minutes.


Limited Service Details for Winter Closure/Intersession 2009

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The following services will be limited or unavailable during the winter break (Dec. 21 – Jan. 3):

Socrates and SearchWorks will be available. Request links for recalls, paging, etc. in Socrates will be available. However, paged materials will not be delivered until January 4, 2010. Recalled materials won’t be required to be returned until the first week of Winter Quarter classes.

There will be no Searches for Missing Items. Searches will resume on January 4, 2010.