April 2010 Archives

University of Minnesota Libraries send Google first shipment

Contacts: Marlo Welshons, University Libraries, welsh066@umn.edu, (612) 625-9148
Patty Mattern, University News Service, mattern@umn.edu, (612) 624-2801

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/20/2010) -- The University of Minnesota Libraries are sending the first shipment of books to Google this month, to be digitized as part of the Google Books project (books.google.com). When complete, the multi-year project will have digitized more than 1 million volumes (books and bound journals) from the Libraries' general collections.

Among the volumes included will be selections from Minnesota's distinctive collections related to forestry, bee-keeping and Scandinavian literature and area studies. Other titles identified as candidates for digitization are the 1916 document "A preliminary survey of the more important archives of the territory and state of Minnesota," a 1918 book "Minnesota election laws in theory and practice," and an undated volume titled "Economic development of Minnesota: 1849-1873, from the messages of the governors."

The scanning project is part of a 2007 agreement between Google and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC, the academic arm of the Big Ten Conference) to digitize upwards of 10 million unique volumes from the collections of CIC libraries that signed the agreement.

When the works scanned are determined to be in the public domain, Google will provide the libraries with copies of the digital files created through the project, which will be archived in the HathiTrust (www.hathitrust.org), a non-profit shared digital repository launched by the CIC with an ever-expanding number of supporting institutions.

According to Peggy Johnson, associate university librarian, "This initiative is an example of the kinds of cooperation -- both among peers and with outside parties--that will further access to the collective resources held in our libraries. The Google project, coupled with programs to coordinate preservation of print collections, offers promise for effective and sustained access to library collections in the future."

Learn more on the Google Digitization Project Website.

Press Links:

Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/21/google-digital-books-uofm/

The Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/books/91797274.html

KARE  -TV: http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=848595

KSTP - TV: http://kstp.com/news/stories/S1524704.shtml

WCCO - TV: http://wcco.com/local/books.google.archive.2.1649265.html

A story is also slated to appear this week on Minnov8 at: http://minnov8.com/

All media hits are being gathered on delicious at: http://delicious.com/marlowelshons/buzz+google

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Winner: The Gung-ho Guns


Congratulations to team "The Gung-ho Guns", 2010 Science Quiz Bowl Champions!

The 7th annual University Libraries' Science Quiz Bowl kicked off IT Week on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 with 32 teams teams playing a double-elimination tournament in Walter Library. The Gung-ho Guns bested TBΠ in the final game to become the Science Quiz Bowl Champions! Congratulations to both teams. Check the tournament grid (final) to see how your favorite team did.

Runner-Up: TBΠrunner's up pic

New Books: Feb/Mar 2010

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

ASTRONOMY


QB1 .G73 2009
Graduate school in astronomy : XIII Special Courses at the National Observatory, Rio de Janeiro, (XII CCE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 27-31 October 2008 
Melville, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, c2009.
xv, 141 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB1 .R476 2009
Reports on astronomy 
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
xi, 467 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB15 .B37 2009
Bartusiak, Marcia, 1950-
The day we found the universe 
1st ed.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.
xviii, 337 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB43.3 .S43 2011
Seeds, Michael A.
Foundations of astronomy 
11th ed.
Boston, Mass. : Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, c2011.
xiv, 654 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB46 .R54 2007
Ridpath, Ian.
Stars and planets : the most complete guide to the stars, planets, galaxies, and the solar system 
Fully rev. and expanded ed.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2007.
400 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB54 .K85 2010
Kukla, Andre, 1942-
Extraterrestrials : a philosophical perspective 
Lanham : Lexington Books, c2010.
vii, 102 p. ; 23 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QB461 .R887 2010
Ryden, Barbara Sue.
Foundations of astrophysics 
San Francisco : Addison-Wesley, c2010.
xii, 596 p., 16 p. of plates
Link to MnCat Record

QB529 .G65 2010
Golub, L. (Leon)
The solar corona 
2nd ed.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xiv, 390 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB603.O74 A76 2010
Armitage, Philip J., 1971-
Astrophysics of planet formation 
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
x, 284 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB808 .P75 2010
Prialnik, Dina.
An introduction to the theory of stellar structure and evolution 
2nd ed.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010.
xv, 314 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB843.B55 R35 2010
Raine, Derek J., 1946-
Black holes : an introduction 
2nd ed.
London : Imperial College Press ; Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub., c2010.
xi, 198 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB991.S73 B34 2010
Bayesian methods in cosmology 
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xii, 303 p.
Link to MnCat Record

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PHYSICS


QC1 .L4x 791 
Jets from young stars V : high performance computing and applications 
Berlin ; London : Springer, c2009.
xi, 227 p.
Lecture notes in physics, 
Link to MnCat Record

QC1 .L4x 793 
Jets from young stars IV : from models to observations and experiments 
Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2010.
viii, 252 p.
Lecture notes in physics, 
Link to MnCat Record

QC1 .L4x 784 
Gemmer, J.
Quantum thermodynamics : emergence of thermodynamic behavior within composite quantum systems 
2nd edition.
Berlin ; London : Springer, c2009.
xvi, 346 p.
Lecture notes in physics, 
Link to MnCat Record

QC6 .H824 2010
Huggett, Nick.
Everywhere and everywhen : adventures in physics and philosophy 
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
xiii, 217 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC6.4.C56 G39 2009
Gazeau, Jean-Pierre.
Coherent states in quantum physics.
Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, c2009.
xiv, 344 p. ; 25 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC16.H45 C37 2010
Carson, Cathryn.
Heisenberg in the atomic age : science and the public sphere 
Washington, D.C. German Historical Institute ; Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xvi, 541 p., 8 p. of plates
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Finn, J. Michael.
Classical mechanics [electronic resource] 
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com [2005?]
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=24724

QC171.2 .W66 2010
Woolfson, M. M.
Materials, matter & particles : a brief history.
London : Imperial College Press ; Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub., c2010.
ix, 316 p. ; 24 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Seeboth, Arno.
Thermochromic phenomena in polymers [electronic resource] 
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com [2005?]
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=28292

QC173.55 .S53 2009
Sharan, Pankaj.
Spacetime, geometry and gravitation 
Basel ; Boston : Birkhauser; [New Delhi] ; Hindustan Book Agency, c2009.
xiv, 355 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC173.59.S65 C37 2010
Carroll, Sean M., 1966-
From eternity to here : the quest for the ultimate theory of time 
New York : Dutton, c2010.
ix, 438 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC173.59.S65 S535 2010
Sidharth, B. G. (Burra Gautam), 1948-
When the universe took a u-turn 
Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2010.
xii, 186 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC174.12 .D47 2010
Desai, B. R. (Bipin R.)
Quantum mechanics with basic field theory.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xix, 838 p. ; 26 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC174.13 .B86 2009
Buot, Felix A. (Felixberto Alcudia), 1938-
Nonequilibrium quantum transport physics in nanosystems : foundation of computational nonequilibrium physics in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2009.
xxi, 815 p. ; 26 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC174.17.G46 W67 2009
Geometric methods in physics : Proceedings of the XXVIII Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics, Bialowieza, Poland, 28 June-4 July 2009 
Melville, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, c2009.
xi, 196 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC174.26.W28 D86 2010
Dunajski, Maciej.
Solitons, instantons, and twistors 
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
xi, 359 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC176.8.N35 F73 2009
Frankel, Felice.
No small matter : science on the nanoscale.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
vii, 182 p. ; 26 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC176.8.N35 I568 2008
Nanoscience and nanotechnology : International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2008 (NANO-SciTech 2008) : Selangor, Malaysia, 18-21 November 2008 
Melville, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, c2009.
xv, 877 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC176.8.N35 L56 2010
Lindsay, S. M.
Introduction to nanoscience 
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
xii, 457 p., [4] leaves of col. plates
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Nouailhat, Alain.
An introduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology [electronic resource] 
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com [2005?]
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=31176

QC176.8.P62 A45 2010
Alexandrov, A. S.
Advances in polaron physics 
Berlin : Springer, c2010.
ix, 167 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Sherman, Charles H.
Transducers and arrays for underwater sound [electronic resource] 
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com [2005?]
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=31011
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Haddad, Wassim M., 1961-
Thermodynamics [electronic resource] : a dynamical systems approach 
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com [2005?]
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=30592

QC383 .R66 2010
Romano, Antonio, 1941-
Geometric optics : theory and design of astronomical optical systems using Mathematica 
Boston : Birkhauser, c2010.
xi, 224 p.
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Handbook of ellipsometry [electronic resource] 
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com [2005?]
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=32277

QC454.M6 M37 2007
Mason, W. Roy.
A practical guide to magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy 
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, c2007.
xii, 223 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC611.8.M4 P4713 2009
Physics and operation of silicon devices in integrated circuits 
London : ISTE ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2009.
xxi, 373 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC689.5.L35 P48 2009
Petrushkin, S. V. (Sergei Valerievich)
Laser cooling of solids.
Cambridge : Cambridge International Science Pub. Ltd. ; Oxford : In association with Woodhead Pub. Ltd. ; Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2009.
xiii, 218 p. ; 25 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Gross, Paul W. (Paul Wolfgang), 1967-
Electromagnetic theory and computation [electronic resource] : a topological approach 
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2004.
ix, 278 p.
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.knovel.com/web/portal/browse/display?_EXT_KNOVEL_DISPLAY_bookid=2349
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Kaviany, M. (Massoud)
Heat transfer physics [electronic resource] 
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com [2005?]
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=28788

QC787.P3 I516 2010
Innovation was not enough : a history of the Midwestern Universities Research Association (MURA) 
Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2010.
xi, 256 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC793.2 .M36 2010
Mann, Robert, 1955-
An introduction to particle physics and the standard model 
Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2010.
xxi, 592 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC793.5.N42 I583 2009
Sixth International Workshop on Neutrino-Nuceus Interactions in the Few-GeV Region (NUINT-09) : : Sitges (Barcelona) (Spain), 18-22 May 2009 
Melville, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics , c2009.
xiv, 368 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC903 .C665 2010
Convenient solutions to an inconvenient truth : ecosystem-based approaches to climate change.
Washington, DC : World Bank, c2010.
xii, 114 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC903 .H64 2009
Hoggan, James, 1946-
Climate cover-up : the crusade to deny global warming.
Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books : Distributed in the U.S. by Publishers Group West, c2009.
xiii, 250 p. ; 22 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC903 .S74 2010
Stehr, Nico.
Climate and society : climate as resource, climate as risk.
Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2010.
vii, 141 p. ; 24 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC981.8.G56 D88 2010
Dutch, Steven I.
Encyclopedia of global warming 
Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2010.
3 v. (xlvii, 1211 p.)
Link to MnCat Record

QC981.8.G56 G6735 2009
Gore, Albert, 1948-
Our choice : a plan to solve the climate crisis 
New York : Melcher Media ; Emmaus, PA : Rodale, c2009.
414 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC981.8.G56 H68 2009
Houghton, J. T. (John Theodore), 1931-
Global warming : the complete briefing.
4th ed.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
xviii, 438 p. ; 25 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

Next Week: SCImagine! 2010, May 7

2010 Kerlan Award Recipient Nancy Carlson

Friday, May 7, 2010
3:30-5:00 p.m. Student Poster Session 
4:00 p.m. Brief remarks by Dr. Julian Marshall
101 Walter Library
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Free and open to the public

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How do you combine skills in problem solving and business development with a desire to make the world a better place?

Villagers in the Himalayan foothills prepare their food over smoky indoor wood fires, resulting in poor air quality that is one of the top 20 global causes of death. Student teams from the Institute of Technology, Carlson School of Management, and the School of Public Health have partnered with students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee to create a business plan that addresses this issue.

Teams from 14 universities in the U.S. and India are competing in the Acara Challenge 2010 for the opportunity to turn their plan into a sustainable business. Join us to find out how they met the challenge and what they learned about collaborating across continents.

See a video and all the details on the Sci/Eng Library webstie: http://sciweb.lib.umn.edu/scimagine/index.phtml

SCImagine emphasizes the Science & Engineering Library's role as an intellectual gathering place on campus. Each spring, the Library showcases University teaching, learning and research in the physical sciences and engineering, offering fascinating presentations and lively discussions.

The Office of International Programs is hosting a free seminar "Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus" on Tuesday May 25, 2010, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, CSOM Honeywell Auditorium (L-110) (UMTC campus), by Professor Gavin Sanderson, Deputy Director of Academic Learning Services, at the University of South Australia. Dr. Sanderson will speak about the models of internationalizing the curriculum in Australia universities, which are considered to be some of the most innovative models worldwide.

This seminar is free and open to all University of Minnesota faculty and staff. To register, go to: http://umabroad.umn.edu/fmphp/ciregistration/index.php

The seminar will be recorded and posted this summer on-line. For more information about the seminar, please contact  Mandi Miller, mill3214@umn.edu

umlibs_logo.jpgWith a renewed focus on the first-year experience, a strong emphasis on capstone and design projects in the senior year, and renowned graduate programs, the Institute of Technology is committed to producing well-rounded students with a skill set that includes critical thinking, managing and synthesizing scientific information and data to create and effectively communicate new knowledge.

To help you and your colleagues more fully integrate these skills into your courses and curriculum, the University Libraries invite you to an intensive one and one-half day seminar.

A $250 honorarium is offered to those who participate.



Through presentations, small group discussion with colleagues, and individual consultations with science and engineering librarians, you will...
  • Reflect on teaching practices and assignments to improve your students' ability to  navigate the literature of your field, critically evaluate information, turn data into meaning, and effectively convey new knowledge
  • Explore issues around scientific scholarship, including publishing, copyright and open access to help prepare students to negotiate the publishing world themselves
  • Consider strategies for managing your data and be able to advise UROP students and members of your research group on this topic
  • Learn how to keep up with the literature and increase your productivity with information gathering and organizational tools

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There will also be a short follow-up meeting in late fall.

Where: 101 Walter Library

Space is limited. Please fill out the registration form below by Monday, May 3. You will receive a confirmation email in early May.

Questions? Please contact Kate Peterson (katep@umn.edu, 612-626-3746)

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