Report from SLA 1
:: I am in Nashville attending the annual SLA conference. A few items of interest:
- The MRS Online Proceedings Library is now available from the Materials Research Society. Proceedings published since 2000 are available, cost is $4,200US/12-month access.
- Knovel: more titles are being made available with interactive functionality. 224 stress concentration and other important graphs in Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors (2nd Edition) are now interactive, using a Graph Digitizer. In the fall of 2004, similar functionality will be added to Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain (7th Edition). Chemical structure searching on Knovel is forthcoming, and is being shown at the conference.
- The Inspec Archive - Electronic Access to Science Abstracts Journals 1898-1968: "XML files of the digitised Inspec Archive are available for direct customers who load Inspec data with their own software. Inspec Vendors will load the archive during either the latter half of 2004 or early 2005. Additionally, the archive will be loaded on the IEE server."
- Cambridge announced that 110,000 ASCE records have been added to CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts.