Archive for July, 2006

RAPID delivery of articles from other libraries

Posted July 24th, 2006 by Heather Denny

MIT is now using RAPID ILL to borrow and lend journal articles—dramatically reducing the time it takes to get articles not owned by the MIT Libraries. Articles requested through ILB (Interlibrary Borrowing) are sent electronically, and delivered to your ILLiad account as soon as they arrive— often within a few hours of making a request.

MIT is participating in RAPID ILL as a member of the Boston Library Consortium , which includes Boston University, Boston College, Brandeis University, Brown University, Williams College, and others. MIT will also be able to obtain articles quickly from a group of ARL (Association of Research Libraries) institutions, including Cornell University, Columbia University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, and others.

Most article requests will be routed through RAPID whenever possible, as part of the ILLiad request process. The only change you’ll notice in requesting ILB materials is that many of the materials will arrive faster.

Articles delivered through RAPID ILL, like all other Interlibrary Borrowing services, are free to members of the MIT community. See Interlibrary Borrowing ( for more information.

Now online: IMechE Proceedings Archive backfiles

Posted July 24th, 2006 by Remlee Green

journal of automotive engineering coverjournal of engineering in medicine coverjournal of power and energy cover

Backfiles of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers are now online!

The IMechE Proceedings Archive, which contains proceedings from 1847-1996, is available through Vera and contains multiple parts:

Part A – Journal of Power and Energy
Part B – Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Part C – Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Part D – Journal of Automobile Engineering
Part E – Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering
Part F – Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
Part G – Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Part H – Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Part I – Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
Part J – Journal of Engineering Tribology
Part K – Journal of Multi-Body Dynamics
Part L – Journal of Materials: Design and Applications
Part M – Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Part N – Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems

The IMechE Proceedings include “technical papers, obituaries, meeting reports, technical drawings, and editorial comment, all covering some of the most influential and innovative years of engineering development.” For both current and archived proceedings, visit Vera. Print copies are also available in Barker Library and in the Library Storage Annex.