Archive for April, 2014

OA research in the news: New building will house nanoscale research

Posted April 30th, 2014 by Katharine Dunn

NewsImage_MITnano-3Starting in summer 2015, construction will begin on a 200,000-square-foot building called “MIT.nano” that will replace Building 12 on the MIT campus. The building, to be completed by 2018, will include cutting edge facilities to support research with nanoscale materials and processes. About one quarter of MIT’s graduate students and 20 percent of its researchers across many fields will make use of the facility, according to Vladimir Bulović, an electrical engineering professor and the faculty lead on the MIT.nano project.

“This building needs to be centrally located, because nanoscale research is now central to so many disciplines,” Bulović told the MIT News. “[It] was designed to encourage collaboration.”

Explore Professor Bulović’s research in the Open Access Articles collection in DSpace@MIT, where it is openly accessible to the world.

Since the MIT faculty established their Open Access Policy in March 2009 they have made thousands of research papers freely available to the world via DSpace@MIT. To highlight that research, we’re offering a series of blog posts that link news stories about scholars’ work to their open access papers in DSpace.

The Merck Index is now online

Posted April 29th, 2014 by Barbara Williams

220px-MERCKS_INDEXThe Libraries are pleased to announce that we now have online access to the Merck Index, which contains over 11,500 monographs – including historic records not available in the print editions.

The Merck Index is an authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals, it is a quick way to find basic property information, and seminal references.

Try it out, and let Erja Kajosalo know what you think!