September 2016: The Information Landscape for Chemists at Work and Play

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The Information Landscape for Chemists at Work and Play
Date: Wednesday September 14, 2016
Speaker: Ms. Grace Baysinger
Location: Michael’s at Shoreline Park, Mountain View

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Most new chemical information is published digitally. Older years for journals and books by major publishers are being digitized too. Print reference books are now searchable as online databases. Major abstracting and indexing services continue to add “power tools” to help users find information more effectively and efficiently. While some resources are limited to current students, faculty, and staff at subscribing institutions, a growing number of resources are openly accessible to everyone. This presentation will provide an overview about key chemistry resources plus interesting and cool resources to explore for fun. It will also briefly cover opportunities and challenges facing 21st century research libraries. Finally, this talk will summarize opportunities for serving on committees or participating in Divisions in ACS that have a chemical information focus.

Ms. Grace Baysinger, has been the Head Librarian and Bibliographer at the Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library in the Stanford University Libraries, for the past 26 years. Prior to moving to California, she worked in the University of Michigan Library. Grace’s interests include scholarly communication and publishing plus discovery methods and interfaces for finding information. On campus she is the project lead for providing federated search services called xSearch (searching multiple resources at one time), and for helping support publication feeds for Stanford Profiles. ACS contributions include serving and Chairing on the ACS Committee for Publications, ACS Committee for Chemical Abstracts Service, ACS Committee on Community Activities, and being Chair of the ACS Division for Chemical Information (CINF). Currently, she is a member of the CAS Committee and Chair of the CINF’s Education Committee. Other current professional activities include serving on the advisory boards for the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Chemical Education, and the Science of Synthesis database.

Seminar The Information Landscape for Chemists at Work and Play
Date Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Time 6:00 Social Hour
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Presentation
Location Michael’s at Shoreline
2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain Viewopen_in_new_window
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