New Journal of Physics celebrates 10th Anniversary

The New Journal of Physics, published by the Institute of Physics, is celebrating 10 years of open access publishing. There have been more than 2 million downloads and over 1,500 articles published.

Some fun facts from the web site:

The 3 institutions with the highest number of downloads:

  1. Stanford University
  2. Cambridge University
  3. Oxford University

The 3 most published institutions:

  1. Imperial College, London
  2. Oxford University
  3. Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics

The 3 most downloaded papers:

  1. BBN for pedestrians by James P Kneller and Gary Steigman
  2. From plasma crystals and helical structures towards inorganic living matter by V N Tsytovich, G E Morfill, V E Fortov, N G Gusein-Zade, B A Klumov and S V Vladimirov
  3. Building the quantum network by Chip Elliott

The 3 most cited papers:

  1. Status of global fits to neutrino oscillations by Michele Maltoni, Thomas Schwetz, Mariam Tórtola and José W F Valle
  2. Models of neutrino masses and mixings by Guido Altarelli and Ferruccio Feruglio
  3. Superfluid current disruption in a chain of weakly coupled Bose–Einstein condensates by F S Cataliotti, L Fallani, F Ferlaino, C Fort, P Maddaloni and M Inguscio

An American treasure

With all the talk of budget slashing, it’s nice every once in a while to hear of a project getting an infusion of cash. And we’re a little biased, but we really like California’s recent recipient of the Save America’s Treasures program.

The San Francisco Examiner Photograph Archive at UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library will get $158,000 to preserve old and threatened photo negatives. The program is a partnership of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Parks Service.

The archive was donated in 2006 by the family that bought the Examiner from the Hearst Corp. The 3.6 million negatives and 1 million prints catalog 70 years of life in San Francisco, Northern California and the American West.

Forty projects were given grants. And while we’re partial to, ahem, preserving newspapers (both past and future!), there were many other interesting grant recipients, including a Montana mining ghost town, a historic prison in Pennsylvania, and Woodrow Wilson’s childhood home in South Carolina.” – Audrey Cooper, The Chronicle’s San Francisco editor

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Winter Holiday and Intersession hours

From Thursday, December 18 through Tuesday, December 23, the Cal libraries will have limited hours.  Most will be closed on the weekend.

All the libraries will be closed from Wednesday, December 24 through Sunday, January 4. During this time, our website, catalogs, article databases, etc. will be available, except that the Melvyl catalog will be down December 19-21.

Limited hours will resume January 5, continuing through January 19.

All libraries except the Law Library will be closed January 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

To see the schedule for the current day or any other day you select, go to our Library Hours page.