Blog topic: Science

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Recap of Stanford Hopkins Marine Station event on 28 April 2018

June 12, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

On Saturday, 28 April 2018, from 1:30-3:30 pm, 41 attendees from the ACS Silicon Valley Section and from Stanford University met at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station (HMS) in Pacific Grove. 

For the first hour Dr. Amanda Whitmire, Head Librarian of Hopkins Miller Library and Assistant Director for the Station, covered the history of the Station and a long-term collaborative research project for collecting oceanographic data.   Her presentation also included her discovery of this data in the Library and her recent efforts to preserve and provide broader access to this data by having it digitized.  

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FOSS4GNA2018: The free & open source software for geospatial conference, St. Louis, MO.

May 19, 2018
by Mr. Stace D Maples

I've just returned from a week in St. Louis, for FOSS4GNA, the Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, where the predominant topics this year were increasing integration of R and RStudio into the geospatial toolkit, big geospatial data management and analysis, and the management and analysis of an increasing array of high-resolution and high-cadence satellite imagery sources.

Celebrate Earth Day / Week at Hopkins Marine Station

March 29, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

Amanda Whitmire - SB Naut Museum

Earth Day, April 22nd, is coming up soon.  The American Chemical Society has expanded activities and events to a week: Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. This year's theme is "Diving into Marine Chemistry."  To commemorate Earth Day/Week, the ACS Silicon Valley Section and the Stanford Libraries are holding an event at the Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove on Saturday, April 28, from 1:30-3:30 pm. It will include a talk followed by tours (see flyer). Please join us for this free, family-friendly event.

Advanced registration is required.

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SynOne Beta from Thieme Chemistry is available

March 6, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

I am very pleased to announce that Stanford students, faculty, and staff are one of 10 institutions that have access to the beta version of SynOne.  For a tour and for answers to commonly asked questions, view these materials in Stanford Box (access is limited to Stanford users) .  After trying SynOne, it would be really great to get your feedback by completing this survey.  

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Gear Up for Scientific & Technical Publishing

March 2, 2018
by Amy E. Hodge

Are you trying to write a killer abstract? Do you have data you want to share? Would you like to hear directly from journal editors about what it takes to get published? Then Gear Up for Scientific & Technical Publishing is for you!

The Stanford community is invited to join us April 17 from 9:45 AM - 2:45 PM at the Hartley Conference Center in the Mitchell Earth Sciences building for a series of sessions on all things sci-tech publishing.

Cambridge Structural Database - 2018 version available

February 8, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

CSD Refcode TUWMOP - the 800,000th entry added to the CSD

Established in 1965 by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing over 900,000 entries from x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses, this unique database of accurate 3D structures has become an essential resource to scientists around the world.  The June 2015 issue of CCDC's Crystalline Newsletter covers 50 Years of Sharing Crystal Structures (PDF).  In addition to coverage of the published literature, CSD searches also contains data published directly through the CSD as CSD Communications that are not available anywhere else. 

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