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Course Reserves, Fall 2017

Course Reserves, Fall 2017

EndNote/Zotero Transition Update

As you may know, the Caltech Library is sunsetting the EndNote desktop subscription when the license expires on September 25, 2017. Downloads will no longer be available from the IMSS software site after that date.  In its place, the Library is pleased to be launching the Zotero reference management system beginning fall 2017.  For more information on this, please visit our LibGuide on Citation Management.

Large-Scale Map Room Printer/Scanner - Important Information

The Library has determined that the map printer (HP800ps) and scanner (HP815mpf) in the Geology Library Map Room is nearing its end of life, and we need to limit wear and tear on this equipment to ensure its use for map printing only. We cannot accommodate poster printing in the Geology Library effective immediately.

Graphic Resources provides poster-printing service for Caltech users.  Additional information about their services are available on their website.

Please limit the usage of the scanner (HP815mpf) to research, teaching, and assignments only.

Please direct any questions about the Library’s printing policies to the University Librarian ( or to the general library inbox (

New Acquisitions - Print & Ebooks

Electronic books, designated by [Ebook], may be accessed directly by clicking on the title.

Other titles are available in print [Print copy] in the Geology Library (unless otherwise noted in the catalog). The title links to the library catalog record showing call number and availability.

New Services

Caltech Research Data Repository

Caltech Library’s new research data sharing and preservation is now up and running. All Caltech researchers are welcome to deposit datasets or supplementary materials to papers for long term access and preservation. Take a look at:


Elsevier Evidence-Based Acquisition

Please click here for information about our new Elsevier Evidence-Based Acquisition program, which will run through February 2018.


Free Rush Service, now includes the First Ten Requests Free

The Library offers Caltech faculty, students, and staff 10 free Rush-delivered articles each academic year.   Beginning on the eleventh Rush- article request, you will be assessed a $15 charge for use of the service.  On October 1st of each year, the First Ten Free begins again.

For more information, please visit our Rush Document Delivery Service page.

Library Classes Schedule, Fall 2017

Please click here for our Fall 2017 Library Classes schedule.



Newest Papers in Digital Repository from GPS Authors

Head of Research Services

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Gail Clement
Sherman Fairchild Library, 3rd floor
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Library Assistant

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Tony Diaz
201 N. Mudd

Staff News

Gail Clement led a program on open data licensing at the Research Data Alliance Plenary in September, with case studies from the Belmont Forum, NIH awardees, and the NSF Northeast Data Hub.  Notes and slide presentations for the program will be posted to the RDA Legal Interoperability page.

Tony Diaz, recently completed an online course on 'Introduction to Project Management,' using the online “Library Juice Academy” course, which offers a wide range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills. Emphasis is on student interaction with instructors and with each other, supported by a variety of class assignments and reading materials.