The annual inventory of Physics Library material was done in May. Nine books have been identified as lost or missing. Books that are missing two years in a row, or paid for by the patron who lost it, are considered to be lost. Books which are now considered lost are listed below or can be found at: [http://catalog.wustl.edu/search/r?SEARCH=Physics+Library+Lost+Books].Please check the list to see if there are any lost books which should be replaced and let me know.
Berkeley physics course. QC21 B3949 v.2-4
Gathering the forgotten voices [videorecording] : an oral history of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope's early years / produced and directed by Liz Bryson. QB35 .G38 2006
High-energy radiation from magnetized neutron stars / Peter Mészáros QB843 N4 M47 1992
High resolution NMR spectroscopy in solids / M. Mehring QC490 D53 11
The Mathematica guidebook for programming / Michael Trott. QA76.73.M29 T76 2004
Techniques for nuclear and particle physics experiments : a how-to approach / William R. Leo QC793.46 L46 1994
Third Granada lectures in computational physics : proceedings of the III Granada Seminar on Computational Physics, held at Granada, Spain, 5-10 September 1994 / Pedro L. Garrido, Joaquín Marro (eds.) QC52 G73 1994
In addition to the 9 lost books, there are 51 other books which are missing. That is the most missing books ever in an annual inventory. Please check the list in case you have any of these books! That list can be found at: [http://catalog.wustl.edu/search/r?SEARCH=Physics+Library+Missing+Books]. Any help in recovering any of these titles will be greatly appreciated.
If there are books or other materials which I need to order for reserve, please notify me as soon as possible. Also if you have selected a new textbook or a new edition, please let me know. I do not receive the information which you send to the bookstore. Thank you!
Dr. Tim Gowers, a faculty member of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge University, has a long, but interesting post on the cost of Elsevier journals: Elsevier journals — some facts. Dr. Gowers has "come to the conclusion that if it is not possible to bring about a rapid change to the current system, then the next best thing to do, which has the advantage of being a lot easier, is to obtain as much information as possible about it. Part of the problem with trying to explain what is wrong with the system is that there are many highly relevant factual questions to which we do not yet have reliable answers." He also states, "Part of the reason mathematicians find the current system so objectionable is that we have already got to the stage where we don’t really need journals for anything other than the very crude measure of quality that it gives us, since a fairly high, and ever increasing, proportion of the articles that interest us are freely available in preprint form." - a fact which is also true in physics.
Physics Library Summer Hours begin Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Monday - Friday, 7:15 am - 3:45 pm Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Closed holidays - Monday, May 26 and Friday, July 4. Closing at 10:00am on Staff Day, Monday, May 19.
You can now do a keyword search in the catalog under: Washington University Faculty Author Collection Physics Dept. The WU Libraries Cataloging Department is working to identify all items in the catalog written by any WU faculty. Currently, there are only a few items identified, but the search will include more authors and items over time.