Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 498, The Art Show Edition

Shell Lab & Library computers maintenance

In order to carry out essential maintenance and upgrades on the computers in both the Shell Lab and the Library the computers will be unavailable on the following days

  • Tuesday 18th September – Library computers not available for use
  • Wednesday 19th September – Shell Lab computers not available for use
  • Tuesday 25th September – – Library computers not available for use
  • Wednesday 16th September – Shell Lab computers not available for use


Fancy Tweeting?

“How can Twitter, which limits users to 140 characters per tweet, have any relevance to universities and academia, where journal articles are 3,000 to 8,000 words long, and where books contain 80,000 words? Can anything of academic value ever be said in just 140 characters?” Find out in this guide brought to you by the LSE. read it in pdf or try reading it on Issuu

Interesting piece about goings on at Queen Mary

Is Queen Mary University of London trying to commit scientific suicide? I meant to highlight this back in June when it was first posted, apologies if this is just old news for some of you.

“UK government earmarks £10m for open access publishing” – The Guardian

This is one of those good news bad news stories if you support open access. Good news the government is providing money for open access publishing – bad news the money is to be taken from existing science funding. read on here

Lastly, the library will have the following opening hours next week

Library office hours 17th -21st September


Monday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Tuesday 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Wednesday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Thursday 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Friday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.



Publications Brand New to eprint


Bunbury, J. M. (2012) The mobile Nile. Egyptian Archaeology (41). pp. 15-17. ISSN 0962-2837

Green, E. C. R. and Holland, T. J. B. and Powell, R. (2012) A thermodynamic model for silicate melt in CaO–MgO–Al2O3–SiO2 to 50 kbar and 1800 °C. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30 (6). pp. 579-597. ISSN 0263-4929

Green, E. C. R. and Holland, T. J. B. and Powell, R. and White, R. W. (2012) Garnet and spinel lherzolite assemblages in MgO–Al2O3–SiO2 and CaO–MgO–Al2O3–SiO2: thermodynamic models and an experimental conflict. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30 (6). pp. 561-577. ISSN 0263-4929

Holness, Marian B. and Richardson, C. N. and Helz, Rosalind T. (2012) Disequilibrium dihedral angles in dolerite sills: A new proxy for cooling rate. Geology . ISSN 0091-7613, 1943-2682 (In Press)

Namur, Olivier and Charlier, Bernard and Holness, Marian B. (2012) Dual origin of Fe–Ti–P gabbros by immiscibility and fractional crystallization of evolved tholeiitic basalts in the Sept Iles layered intrusion. Lithos . ISSN 0024-4937 (In Press)

Tarasewicz, J. P. T. and White, R. S. and Woods, A. W. and Brandsdóttir, B. and Gudmundsson, M. T. (2012) Magma mobilization by downward-propagating decompression of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic plumbing system. Geophysical Research Letters . (Submitted)

Zhang, Zhiying and Schranz, Wilfried and Carpenter, Michael A. (2012) Acoustic attenuation due to transformation twins in CaCl2: Analogue behaviour for stishovite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 206–207 . pp. 43-50. ISSN 0031-9201


Now Published 

Butterfield, Nicholas J. (2012) Does cement-induced sulfate limitation account for Burgess Shale-type preservation? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (28). E1901. ISSN 0027-8424, 1091-6490

Mannion, Philip D. and Benson, Roger B. J. and Upchurch, Paul and Butler, Richard J. and Carrano, Matthew T. and Barrett, Paul M. (2012) A temperate palaeodiversity peak in Mesozoic dinosaurs and evidence for Late Cretaceous geographical partitioning. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21 (9). pp. 898-908. ISSN 1466-8238

Roberts, G. G. and White, N. J. and Martin-Brandis, G. L. and Crosby, A. G. (2012) An Uplift History of the Colorado Plateau and its Surroundings from Inverse Modeling of Longitudinal River Profiles. Tectonics, 31 (TC4022).



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