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Updated Ebooks on Augmented and Virtual Realities 2017

April 19th, 2017

Following are electronic books on augmented and virtual realities from JPL Library’s collection.

Recent meeting proceedings:

Books from the last ten years:

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. Our licenses with the publishers prevent further re-distribution, so if you would like to recommend your colleagues to read any of the ebooks, please ask them to download a copy themselves. For questions and comments, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext 4-4200, or leave a comment here.

Journal of Am. Ceramic Society (JACERS) 100th Anniversary

April 12th, 2017

JPL Library is happy to announce that we have recently purchased all the electronic back issues of this journal, so JPLers have full online access to the complete set of the Journal of American Ceramic Society, from 1918 to the present.

JACERS, the flagship journal for the American Ceramic Society, and a leading journal for ceramic materials research, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2017. To celebrate this centennial, there are special features addressing current forefront topics in ceramics, in areas that are somehow related to the topic of a particular paper published in 1918 in Volume 1. A group of distinguished authors have committed to write features on a variety of topics. To read these special features, check this centennial page.

Full access is from within the JPL network. If you are accessing from home or anywhere off-Lab, be sure to login to JPL network through VPN Full Tunnel first.

 

Some News for National Library Week 9-15 April 2017

April 10th, 2017

1) This is National Library Week! Look for our posters around the Lab. This year we want to be sure you know that:

  • Librarians can track JPL’s impact on fields of study. We are happy to perform analyses of papers by your Group, or Division, or other unit. Citations to those papers can also be compiled.
  • The Library is part of a team working to improve JPL Space (J-Search) search results; if you search for a topic and you think the hits retrieved don’t make sense, or should be refined, let us know.

The easiest way to contact the Library is to email us at library@jpl.nasa.gov or call 4-4200.

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Records and Information Management Awareness Month

April 4th, 2017

April is Records and Information Management Awareness Month and the JPL Records Management Group will be hosting 3 lunch hour talks on Wednesdays in the HUB. These talks will cover how RIM best practices can help you work more efficiently, marking and handling guidance, and where to find RIM resources at JPL.

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Apr 27, 10:00-10:30, Origami and Space, Robert Salazar

April 21st, 2017

“Origami and Space” demonstration by Robert Salazar, origami artist and staff at 347E, Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision and Control. His work is featured in recent JPL Space. More of his work can be found on the web site “Origami for an Interdependent World” 

Apr 27, 11:00-12:00, Kids and Social Media, a Cyber Safe @ Home Workshop, Matt Scholz

April 21st, 2017

Social Media can allow a culture of immediate feedback and high levels of virtual connections, which, depending on your perspective and knowledge, can be a positive or negative experience. Some of the security around social media can evoke emotions in both children and parents that includes joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust. Join JPL Senior Cybersecurity Engineer Matt Scholz as he demonstrates some of the intended and perhaps unintended access that exists in several of the most popular Social Media tools and provide specific ideas for things parents and children can do to enjoy the benefits of social media and avoid some of the pain. The emotional goal for attendees of this interactive presentation: informed satisfaction.

Apr 27, 9:00-11:00, Take Our Children To Work Day @Hub

April 21st, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, several activities will take place at the Hub related to the “Take Our Children to Work Day.”

9:00-11:00 am

  • High-speed camera in action demonstration
  • Do-It-Yourself Origami and bookmark coloring
  • 3D Printing demonstration
  • Cassini End-Of-Mission video

10:00-10:30

  • “Origami and Space” demonstration by Robert Salazar, origami artist and staff at 347E, Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision and Control. His work is featured in recent JPL Space [https://js.jpl.nasa.gov/Pages/story.aspx?ID=23648]. More of his work can be found on the web site “Origami for an Interdependent World” [https://www.salazarigami.com/gallery-view/origami/]

11:00-12:00

  • Kids and Social Media, a Cyber Safe @ Home Workshop” Matt Scholz, Senior Cybersecurity EngineerSocial Media can allow a culture of immediate feedback and high levels of virtual connections, which, depending on your perspective and knowledge, can be a positive or negative experience. Some of the security around social media can evoke emotions in both children and parents that includes joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust. Join JPL Senior Cybersecurity Engineer Matt Scholz as he demonstrates some of the intended and perhaps unintended access that exists in several of the most popular Social Media tools and provide specific ideas for things parents and children can do to enjoy the benefits of social media and avoid some of the pain. The emotional goal for attendees of this interactive presentation: informed satisfaction.

Apr 19, 12:00-1:00 PM, Records Management Awareness

April 4th, 2017

A brief overview of records management requirements and procedures at JPL. Employees’ responsibilities regarding the capture, storage and retention of both paper and electronic records per NASA and Caltech requirements will be discussed.

For more information contact Kelly Minta at 3-8062