Lichtenberger Engineering Library Fall 2016 Newsletter
- Engineering Library 2015-2016 Year in Review
- NEW Creative Space – Imagine! Tinker! Design! Create!
- Open House – September 8th
- New and Updated Resources
- Lib Guides
- E-books on the Bookshelves!
- Instruction and Support
- Course Reserves
Engineering Library 2015-2016 Fiscal Year in Review
Want to see the numbers about how the Engineering Library did last year? Check out our infographic!
Creative Space – Imagine! Tinker! Design! Create!
A new creative space opening this fall! The Engineering Library and Engineering Technological Centers are collaborating on a Maker/Creative Space!
- 3D Scanners: Matter & Form; Sense 3D; Structor for iPad; Xbox Kinect
- Virtual Reality Station: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset; Leap Motion Controller
- 3D Cameras: 360fly 4K & RICOH Theta
- 2 Collaboration Tables: each with 43” (4K) quad monitor; stationary computer; laptop jacks
- Modeling Station: 4 Computers; Leap Motion Controllers; Wacom Drawing Tablets; 3D Modeling Software
- Tool Library: Canon PowerShot Camera; Tape Measure; Screwdrivers; Light Meters; Webcam; Creative Boxes; other Technology Tools; Hand Tools; Measuring Tools; and LabQuest Equipment.
Open House! Mark Your Calendars!!
- September 8, 2016. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
- See the new Creative Space first hand!
- Enjoy a hands-on experience with the new equipment
New and Updated Resources
Over 100 years of history, HIS Jane’s is the most trusted & respected public source of defense and security information in the world. Jane’s is available only to On-Campus Users. Our subscription includes:
- Jane’s Aero-Engines
- Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft Development & Production
- Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft in Service
- Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft Unmanned
- Jane’s Fighting Ships
Synthesis Series – Digital Library of Engineering & Computer Science
We now have 800 synthesis lectures which are 50-100 page electronic books with in-depth anaylsis of a current topic in 22 different areas, including:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- 2016 Editions now available In our reference section (non-circulating)
- Provides construction cost estimates, including: City Cost Indexes; Crew Composition; Labor; Profit Rates; Materials; Facilities Repair; Productivity Rates; and Green Building
- More than 650 ebooks from MIT Press dating back as far as 1943
- approximately 65% of titles in computing-related fields, such as computer science, artificial intelligence, information theory, and computer programming
- Providing access to numerical and graphical data on the properties of materials
- Search by elements, structure, or corrosion
SAE Technical Papers (Society of Automotive Engineers)
Provides access to over 175,000 continuously updated technical reports. Subjects include aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicles. The reports date back as far as 1906.
Library Subject Guides
Check out our subject guides – available for each discipline. The guides are continually updated with new information and resources. You’ll find information on popular resources, subject guides, handbooks, and digital publications. The guides also include helpful links, including Citation Guides, Engineering Ethics, Copyright and Open Access Information among other things. Check our homepage to find the links!
The University of Iowa has implemented a new way to access library resources and materials! InfoHawk+ is replacing the InfoHawk basic catalog and Smart Search. InfoHawk+ merges the two search engines into an easy-to-use, streamlined search engine which allows for clear access to the UI Libraries holdings and resources! Check it out!
E-books on the Bookshelves!
A pilot project is making our e-book resources accessible on our bookshelves!
- Each e-book has a book-sized plastic case shelved by call number.
- Each case has spine label, and both front and back covers
- There is a QR code on the spine
- NFC tag on the back cover
- Inside the case are info sheets which may be taken by the user. The information includes title, call number, and web address
Instruction & Research Support
Both Engineering Librarians are available for short or class length demonstrations on a wide variety of library resources.
Kari Kozak, Head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library, is available to talk about resources and services to students, faculty, and/or staff. This could range from an overview of the library and services to in-depth researching strategies including evaluating information, standards, and patents. Sessions can be to individuals, small groups, lab groups, or classes. Email Kari at email@example.com for more information.
Qianjin (Marina) Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian, is also available to talk about library overview and services as well as detailed sessions related to data management and Endnote. Email Marina at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Check out the following instructional menu to help see how we can help personalize a class visit: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/eng/files/2012/08/library-instruction-menu_v2.pdf
Have an item you would like to request for the Engineering Library to purchase? Just send us an email (email@example.com).
Course Reserves are being organized for the Fall Semester. If you have not already done so and would like to have items put on reserve for the Fall Semester, please email the Engineering Library at firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of the materials and course number.