February 2010 Archives

Article in the Chronicle examines the triumph and pitfalls of open access publishing. They also highlight an open source software that some libraries and institutional repositories are implementing to help faculty publish their society journals in an open and cost-effective way. Read more about Open Journal System.

Open-Access Journals Break Barriers to Academic Freedom
For scholars around the world, online open-access publishing--in the right hands--has the potential to provide a "Gutenberg moment."

New Books from Dec/Jan

Here's a selection of the new Geology books in Walter Library. You can view the entire list on our New Books Website.

Reference, Map G7653.C52H1 2005 .G46
Geological and mineral map of Chhattisgarh [cartographic material].
Kolkata : Geological Survey of India, 2005.
1 map
Link to MnCat Record

GB601.A2 I58 2009
Proceedings : 15th International Congress of Speleology : Kerrville, Texas, United States of America, July 19-26, 2009
[S.l.] : International Union of Speleology, c2009.
3 v. (2130 p.)
Link to MnCat Record

Reference, Non-Circulating GC9 .E57 2009
Encyclopedia of ocean sciences.
2nd ed.
Boston, Mass. : Elsevier, c2009.
6 v. ; 28 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QE389.62 .L384 2009
Lauf, R. J.
Collector's guide to the axinite group.
Arglen, Pa. : Schiffer Pub., c2009.
93 p. ; 28 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QE26.2 .S64x 461
Field geology education : historical perspectives and modern approaches
Boulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, 2009.
ix, 356 p.
Link to MnCat Record

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The Vargas Collection is a large gem and mineral collection at The
University of Texas at Austin. The entire collection has been
photographed and put online for view - see the press release and link