The Library has upgraded its Scifinder Scholar subscription to the Academic Unlimited Access Program. This means that you have 24/7 access to Scifinder regardless of the number of users. Regards Kevin Lindstrom Science & Engineering Reference Librarian

From ASEE Daily briefing:   BBC News (12/16) reports, “A US patent for self-driving cars has been awarded to Google.”

From today Economist‘s blog: THE British Parliament’s Clock Tower (more commonly known as Big Ben) is leaning north-west by 0.26 degrees, or 17 inches (43.5cm), according to documents that were recently made public. But Big Ben isn’t alone; architects have been correcting the Leaning Tower of Pisa since the 1170s when it was still being […]

From ASEE daily briefing: Popular Science (10/20, Kane) reports, “Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford professor and head of the project, and Google engineer Chris Urmson, delivered a keynote speech at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in San Francisco, explaining how the” Google’s self-driving fleet of Priuses work. “The ‘heart of the system’ […]

Heidi Schiller and I will be offering an APSC 150 class on Wed, 2 February, 4:30pm – 5:00pm in FSC 1005. The library class page is here – http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/er-coursepage.cfm?id=2411

Teaching APSC 262 class – Tue, 1 February, 11am – 12pm in MCLD 228. Library course page is here – http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/er-coursepage.cfm?id=2500

APSC 150 students will see us on Wed, 26 January, 8:30am – 9:00am and Wed, 26 January, 3:30pm – 4:00pm for a short class talking about researching engineering failures. Here is the library class page – http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/er-coursepage.cfm?id=2411

This week APSC 201 and APSC 176 students will see Kevin Read, Heidi Schiller , Andre Iwanchuk and myself coming to their classes to talk libraries. We will show the major engineering databases, ebook packages and talk about evaluating engineering information. We have booked six (6) sessions this week…see you in one of those!

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