Feed aggregator

New Life Cycle Inventory Database: ecoinvent data v2.2

NRL News - Thu, 2013-04-11 09:18

NCSU Libraries has purchased an educational license for the ecoinvent data
v2.2
– a database of Life Cycle Inventory data. It is accessible through the

library catalog and the library’s databases list:

ecoinvent data v2.2 is a database of life cycle inventory (LCI) data on
energy supply, resource extraction, material supply, chemicals,
metals, agriculture, waste management services, and transport
services. Data sets from 2003 through 2010 are currently available
through Ecoinvent. LCI data (raw data and results) of more than 4,000
processes, products and services including infrastructure (such as the
manufacturing of cars, erection of power plants, construction of
roads, etc.) are available.

The following are some of the life cycle impact assessment methods
available through ecoinvent data v2.2:

- Cumulative Energy Demand (CED),
- Cumulative Exergy Demand (CExD),
- Environmental Design of Industrial Products (EDIP 2003),
- Eco-indicator 99 (all three perspectives),
- Ecological Footprint,
- Environmental Damage Potential (EDP),
- Impact 2002+,
- TRACI, and others

For information on how to use ecoinvent data v2.2 see their How to
Use
information .

Below are some ebooks on Life Cycle Assessment (mouse over a cover
image for full title, or click on it for a link to content):

Please read ecoinvent’s End User Licence Agreement carefully before using ecoinvent data to
find information about your rights and duties when using ecoinvent data.

My #HuntLibrary iPad Mini contest ends February 22

NCSU Libraries News - Tue, 2013-02-12 15:02


The My #HuntLibrary photo contest has been a huge success! The NC State community has contributed over 1200 Instagram images to the project, simply by adding the hashtag #HuntLibrary to their Instagram photos. This crowdsourced photo project has really captured the spirit of the Hunt Library and has been a great way to introduce it to the world. While the My #HuntLibrary website will live on, the contest will end at 11:59PM February 22, 2013.

The winner will be selected by a jury of librarians from among the most popular photographs in My #HuntLibrary. The popularity score is determined by a combination of battle wins and “likes” on the photograph. Please note – likes on Instagram do not count towards the popularity score! “Likes” have to be submitted on the My #HuntLibrary app. Also, only public images taken with Instagram are eligible to win the iPad Mini. We currently don’t have the ability to include pictures from other social media sites or private photos on Instagram.

The winner will be awarded and recognized at an upcoming NCSU Libraries Student Advisory Board meeting.

The iPad Mini isn’t the only reason to participate! NCSU Libraries will preserve the best #HuntLibrary photos forever in the University’s official digital archives so they become a permanent part of NC State history. If your photo is selected, watch for a comment from us on your #HuntLibrary photo!

To browse #HuntLibrary photos, vote on your favorites, and see complete contest rules and terms of use, head to My #HuntLibrary at http://go.ncsu.edu/myhunt!

Any questions? Email myhuntlibrary@lists.ncsu.edu.

Show the World Your New Library and Win an iPad Mini

NCSU Libraries News - Wed, 2013-01-02 07:45

You’ve been waiting patiently for the James B. Hunt Jr. Library to open, and today is the big day! Now we want everyone to see the library of the future . . . through your Instagram photos!

NCSU Libraries is happy to announce the My #HuntLibrary photo contest. Through My #HuntLibrary you can participate in the story of the Hunt Library’s opening . . . and one lucky photographer will win an iPad Mini!

Participating in My #HuntLibrary is easy:

  1. Take an awesome Hunt Library photo
  2. Upload it to Instagram
  3. Tag it #HuntLibrary

At go.ncsu.edu/myhunt you can also vote on your favorite #HuntLibrary photos, see popular images, browse staff picks, and more. One of the most popular #HuntLibrary shutterbugs will win an iPad Mini, and NCSU Libraries will preserve the best #HuntLibrary photos forever in the University’s official digital archives so they become a permanent part of NC State history.

A Different Point of View

Have fun, be creative! Show us a feature that you love or a view that takes your breath away. Here are some ideas to get you going:

  • Use Virtual Browse & the bookBot for the first time
  • Lounge on the Skyline Terrace
  • Get Roman on the Monumental Stairs
  • Draw a giant picture in the Idea Alcove
  • Strike a pose in a cool chair
  • Get collaborative in a group study room
  • Immerse yourself in the Immersion Theater
  • Hang out in the Learning Commons

To browse #HuntLibrary photos, vote on your favorites, and see complete contest rules and terms of use, head to My #HuntLibrary at http://go.ncsu.edu/myhunt!

New Business and Demographics Mapping Services

NRL News - Tue, 2012-10-23 13:23

NC State faculty, staff, and students are now able to benefit from a rich business and demographics dataset that is provided by ESRI. Components include Business Analyst Online, Business Analyst Desktop, and Community Analyst. These services are being made available at no cost for teaching and classroom use only.

More details and links for getting started

ScienceDirect (Elsevier) downtime on Saturday

NRL News - Thu, 2012-08-23 17:36

ScienceDirect is expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th for scheduled maintenance. The outage is scheduled from 7:30 AM EDT Saturday, August 25th until 2:30 AM EDT, Sunday, August 26th.

During this time online journals from Elsevier will be unavailable. If you have questions or need help, contact us at www.lib.ncsu.edu/askus.

RISI pulp and paper titles now online

NRL News - Tue, 2012-06-26 14:56

Please note that we now have online access to the following pulp and paper titles:

–Annual Review of Global Pulp & Paper Statistics
–Lockwood-Post Global Advanced Access
–PPI Pulp & Paper Week

To access these resources, use the library’s Journal Titles list:

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/journals/

NRL Closed on 6/23 due to planned power outage

NRL News - Fri, 2012-06-22 15:49

The Natural Resources Library will be closed on Saturday, June 23 due to a planned power outage. We will resume our normal hours on Sunday, June 24, from 1pm-5pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.

-NRL Staff

Pages