News from the Library: CERN Scientific Book Fair 2012

The CERN Bookshop and CERN Library invite you to attend the 2012 CERN Book Fair, a two-day scientific event offering you the opportunity to meet key publishers and to browse and purchase books at significant discounts.

Key publishers will present a selection of titles in physics, technology, mathematics, engineering, computing and popular science. You are welcome to come along and meet the publishers’ representatives or simply have a look at the books on sale.

The Fair will take place in the Main Building (Bldg. 500) on the ground floor near Restaurant 1 on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 September. Participating or represented publishers include: Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, EPFL Press-PPUR, Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Wiley, and World Scientific-Imperial College Press.

Fair opening times:
Monday 10 September 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 11 September 9am - 6pm

In the framework of the Book Fair, a presentation is scheduled, which will take place on 11 September at 3pm in the Library (Bldg 52-1-052):

"SpringerMaterials - the Landolt-Börnstein database: the comprehensive online resource for physical and chemical information" by Stefan Scherer, Database Editor SpringerMaterials, Springer, Germany.

Abstract: SpringerMaterials is the most comprehensive online resource for physical and chemical information. It is based on the "Landolt-Börnstein New Series", the unique collection of critically evaluated data from all areas of the physical sciences (chemistry, materials sciences and physics). SpringerMaterials comprises to date content from 430 Landolt-Börnstein volumes (including 45 volumes edited by Prof. Dr. Herwig Schopper from CERN), the "Database on Inorganic Solid Phases", the most comprehensive database on inorganic solid phases, the "Database on Thermophysical Properties", a subset of the DDBST (Dortmund Data Bank Software & Separation Technology), and comprehensive Chemical Safety Documents.

A community of over 1000 internationally renowned scientists has assiduously evaluated the published scientific literature, and decided which data to include in SpringerMaterials.

CERN scientists and engineers will benefit from the expertise of SpringerMaterials' editors and authors and from the quality of the data. They save time and money as they find the information and data they need on a modern online platform.