Library Digest November 2020
The Library Digest is published in the second half of each month and highlights what’s happening and what’s coming up at your Library.
What’s Happening at your Library
- We are now offering contactless curbside pickup and drop off of library materials to current SAIT students, faculty, and staff from Monday to Thursday between 10am -3pm. Library materials can be returned from Monday to Thursday between 9am -3:30pm to the Safety Ambassadors at the west doors of the Stan Grad Centre.
- Additionally, the Library is providing a small-scale, on-demand digitization service for SAIT students, faculty, and staff if they need to access to the Library's physical collection.
- Check the November LibLights for more details about the ways we continue to provide high quality services and resources to members of our SAIT community through our new curbside pickup and digitization services.
- In the November edition of Meet Your Library Staff, we are featuring Jessie Campbell, our new Library Manager.
- Our November New and Notable Resource List contains e-Resources which focus on many different aspects of IT including computer software, programming, cybersecurity, and more.
- Visit COVID-19 Library Service Information for the most current information on our services and if you need help using many of the library resources check out our tip sheets on the Library FAQ.
Library Research Tips from the Pros - Standards and Codes
Standards and codes help business, industry, government, and academic organizations achieve national and international compliance and global competitiveness. Codes are mandatory, but standards can be either voluntary or mandatory.
There are standards and codes available in almost every industry, and the Reg Erhardt Library provides online access to some of the largest collections of these standards and codes:
- CSA OnDemand
- Techstreet (through this platform we subscribe to all of the ASME standards and ASME BPVC codes, API standards, NFPA standards, the National Building Codes including the Canadian Fire and Plumbing Codes, the Alberta Building Codes and selected ISO standards which are mainly used by SAIT’s Welding Engineering Technology programs)
- IEEE Xplore
- ASTM Compass
Note: Most platforms require you to use Firefox as your browser. You also may be required to install the FileOpen plugin and downloading/saving may be restricted.
We have created tip sheets and GIFs to help you find and access standards and codes in our Library FAQs under using Library Resources.
Not sure if we have a particular standard and code? Want to learn more about finding and accessing standards and codes in the Library? You can:
Featured Resource – Anatomy TV
Primal Picture’s Anatomy TV offers a collection of interactive images and 3-D simulations of the human anatomy.
This is a powerful learning tool for any health care professional with its extensive subject index and comprehensive selection of interactive modules which feature extremely accurate 3-D anatomy models and guided animated movies about many different aspects of the human anatomy. Students and faculty can also save and download slides, diagrams, and MRI images for use in presentations (just make sure you attribute them appropriately!)
All current students, faculty, and staff can login to Anatomy TV with their mySAIT credentials.