Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 526, the Sedgwick Club pub quiz hangover edition

Library closed news

I will be taking the morning off on Monday 10th November. I should be back by about 2.30. Key-holders may of course use the library.

Good news for journals access

I’ve received news that a large number of the backfiles for Wiley or Wiley hosted journals have been bought and consequently we now have on-line access to full journal runs. I’ve only tried it on one journal (journal of Metamorphic Geology) so far but it does seem to be working fine.

What are the top 100 papers of all time?

Nature news takes a look at the most-cited research of all time. There’s a little video explaining it or use an interactive graphic to explore the results.

Survey  looks at the pros & cons of academics using social media

From the LSE Impact blog “While the advantages of social media are increasingly recognised by academics and universities, potential negative aspects need to be identified and managed by individuals and their institutions. Deborah Lupton presents the findings from her survey which underscore how social media can facilitate connection and sharing of material, however the speed and rapid churn of ideas, as well as the use of social media for self-promotion and PR purposes, contribute to increased time pressures and competitiveness.”

Apps & fun stuff

Here’s a neat little app called photomath. PhotoMath “reads and solves mathematical expressions by using the camera of your mobile device in real time. It makes maths easy and simple by educating users how to solve maths problems.” Can’t say I’ve tried it but looks possibly useful.

Want to print something in 3D?

Did you know you could just contract someone to print a 3D item for you? I think  this is quite cool, but we’re looking more at things like mobile phone cases than precision tool. Find your nearest 3D printer with 3D hubs

The Internet Archive is now hosting old school computer games on it

Something to look at

The Diatomist is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement.

Pure time wasting The Internet Arcade:  ‘a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package’


Carpenter, R. J. and McLoughlin, S. and Hill, R. S. and McNamara, K. J. and Jordan, G. J. (2014) Early evidence of xeromorphy in angiosperms: Stomatal encryption in a new eocene species of Banksia (Proteaceae) from Western Australia. American Journal of Botany, 101 (9). pp. 1486-1497. ISSN 0002-9122

Cottaar, S. and Li, M. and McNamara, A. K. and Romanowicz, B. and Wenk, H.-R. (2014) Synthetic seismic anisotropy models within a slab impinging on the core-mantle boundary. Geophysical Journal International, 199 (1). pp. 164-177. ISSN 0956-540X

Cross, Emma L. and Peck, Lloyd S.(BAS) and Harper, Elizabeth M. (2015) Ocean acidification does not impact shell growth or repair of the Antarctic brachiopod Liothyrella uva (Broderip, 1833). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 462. pp. 29-35. ISSN 00220981 – This is/was BAS PAPER OF THE MONTH! (yes, there IS such a thing)

Dickson, J. A. D. and Kenter, J. A. M. (2014) Diagenetic Evolution of Selected Parasequences Across A Carbonate Platform: Late Paleozoic, Tengiz Reservoir, Kazakhstan. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84 (8). pp. 664-693. ISSN 1527-1404

Neave, David A. and Maclennan, John and Hartley, Margaret E. and Edmonds, Marie and Thordarson, Thorvaldur (2014) Crystal Storage and Transfer in Basaltic Systems: the Skuggafjöll Eruption, Iceland. Journal of Petrology. egu058. ISSN 0022-3530, 1460-2415

Pagliari, L. and Dapiaggi, M. and Maglia, F. and Sarkar, T. and Raychaudhuri, A. K. and Chatterji, T. and Carpenter, M. A. (2014) Strain heterogeneity and magnetoelastic behaviour of nanocrystalline half-doped La, Ca manganite, La0.5Ca0.5MnO3. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26 (43). p. 435303. ISSN 0953-8984

Pandey, Shantanu and Yuan, Xiaohui and Debayle, Eric and Priestley, Keith and Kind, Rainer and Tilmann, Frederik and Li, Xueqing (2014) A 3D shear-wave velocity model of the upper mantle beneath China and the surrounding areas. Tectonophysics, 633. pp. 193-210. ISSN 0040-1951

Salje, E. K. H. (2013) Functional Interfaces in Ferroeleastic Materials. In: SMST-2013:The International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) (ASM International), Tuesday, 21/05/2013 – Friday, 24/05/2013, OREA Hotel Pyramida Belohorska 24, Prague 6, Czech Republic.

Recently published

Winterbourne, J. and White, N. J. and Crosby, A. G. (2014) Accurate measurements of residual topography from the oceanic realm. Tectonics, 33 (6). pp. 982-1015. ISSN 0278-7407, ESSN: 1944-9194

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