LaunchPad and NYS STLC offer tech commercialization office hours

The Blackstone LaunchPad is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the NYS Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC), an Empire State Development/NYSTAR-sponsored resource available to New York State entities working on commercializing new technologies. The NYS STLC operates through the Technology Commercialization Law Program  at the Syracuse University College of Law.

Do you have questions about patents and how to tell if a technology is likely to meet new, non-obvious, and patentable subject matter patent requirements?  College of Law students from the NYS STLC program will hold office hours at the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library to discuss patent searching strategies and assist with conducting a patent search. Patent searches are also helpful for determining competitors in a technical area. Assistance will be at no charge to SU students on a first come, first served basis or by appointment by e-mailing LaunchPad@syr.edu.

LaunchPad tech commercialization office hours will be:

  • Wednesday, February 28, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Tuesday, March 6, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 22, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday April 4, 10 a.m.– noon
  • Tuesday, April 10, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Office hours will rotate with Jennifer Hicks, Lindsey Round, Xiang Tony Qi, and Tom Carlon.  Please note that this service is not a substitute for IP patent counsel.

From market landscapes to intellectual property protection to licensing options and potential funding sources, NYS STLC has helped scores of companies and institutions make their technology vision become a commercial reality. If you are a company or institution focused on bringing new technology to market, the NYS STLC is here to assist and guide you.  The NYS STLC does not file for or prosecute patents.  The program does not provide legal advice or opinions and does not otherwise compete with IP law firms.

Potential Additions to the Principal Collections to Explore

Syracuse University Libraries welcomes feedback about the following resources for which we currently have trial access during February 2018. Faculty, staff, and student feedback is an important part of our evaluation process and we welcome your comments, particularly about how a specific resource would support your research and/or the curriculum of your school or college. Send feedback to the collections team at colls@syr.edu. Please be aware that we are exploring these resources for future consideration, and there is no guarantee that we will be able to subscribe, especially within a specific timeframe.

GeoRef on the Engineering Village platform is available through March 16th. This is an index to the geoscience literature of the world containing references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. Syracuse University Libraries currently subscribes to GeoRef on the ProQuest platform, please send any feedback you may have comparing the two resources.

Geofacets is available through March 16th. It offers over 1.5 million ready-to-use maps, figures and tables sourced from esteemed scientific publications, covering a wide spectrum of geoscience disciplines from general geology to specialized subject areas like organic geochemistry and sequence stratigraphy. Content types include maps, stratigraphic columns, seismic sections, cross-sections, well data and more.

A representative for GeoRef and Geofacets will be visiting Bird Library on Tuesday, February 20th at 1pm in Room 002 to demonstrate GeoRef and Geofacets. Please join us to explore these tools further!

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database is available from ProQuest through March 2nd. This database includes AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM), and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) databases and provides full-text titles from around the world. It includes scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications and covers such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses.

Environment Complete from EBSCO is available through March 1st. This full-text database offers coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study and includes full text and indexing for journals, books and monographs.

IGI Global Teaching Cases is available through March 30th. These cases include an executive summary, background information, project description, current status of the case/project, epilogue and lessons learned, additional resources for further research covering real-life examples of global implementation, utilization, and management of Information Science and Technology.

 Please note: Limited on-campus access to these resources are provided by the vendors for the purpose of evaluating their usefulness and potential value to the SU community. Please see the SU Libraries policy on access to licensed resources.

Presentation by Jeremy Ring ’92 on 2/21 cancelled

The presentation by Jeremy Ring ’92, who was scheduled to speak at Bird Library on Wednesday, February 21, has been cancelled. Jeremy lives in Parkland, Florida and has been deeply affected by the recent tragedy there. He needs to attend to matters with his family, friends, and community for the near future. We will try to arrange another time for Jeremy to return to campus.  Thank you for your understanding in this difficult time for Jeremy and his neighbors in Parkland.

 

Potential Resources for Review in February

Syracuse University Libraries welcomes feedback about the following resources for which we currently have trial access during February 2018. Faculty, staff, and student feedback is an important part of our evaluation process and we welcome your comments, particularly about how a specific resource would support your research and/or the curriculum of your school or college. Send feedback to the collections team at colls@syr.edu. Please be aware that we are exploring these resources for future consideration, and there is no guarantee that we will be able to subscribe, especially within a specific timeframe.

Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy is a highly visual, online tool that allow virtual exploration anatomical systems and regions of the body. It includes 3D printable models. A representative from Gale will be visiting Bird Library on Tuesday, February 13th at 1 p.m. in Room 017 to demonstrate this tool. Syracuse University Libraries currently subscribes to Anatomy.TV, please send any feedback you may have comparing the two resources.

Ethnographic Sound Archives Online is available from Alexander Street Press through March 3. It provides access to field audio recordings and materials from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Social Work Online is available from Alexander Street Press through March 3. It is a resource that pairs recently published social work textbooks with documentaries clinical demonstration videos, and lectures that illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners.

Food Studies Online is available from Alexander Street Press through March 3. This resource provides archival content, visual ephemera, monographs, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us.

CAB Abstracts is available from EBSCO through March 1. Produced by CABI, CAB Abstracts is the leading English-language abstracts information service providing access to the world’s applied life sciences literature.

Global Health is available from EBSCO through March 1. Produced by CABI, this database covers all aspects of public health at both international and community levels, as well as a wealth of material from other biomedical and life science fields.

CINAHL is available from EBSCO through March 1. The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is an index of nursing and allied health journals.

Statista is available through February 28. It provides access to data, reports, and infographics related to e-commerce, social media, transportation, consumer markets, companies, trends, and more.

CB Insights is a venture capital database focusing on technology and business market intelligence and trends. Users may sign up for an individual trial to CB Insights. We welcome feedback from anyone who tries it out.

Please note: Limited on-campus access to these resources are provided by the vendors for the purpose of evaluating their usefulness and potential value to the SU community. Please see the SU Libraries policy on access to licensed resources.

Luz Perez is spring 2018 Blackstone LaunchPad Engagement Scholar

Luz Perez (’20), a triple major in Entrepreneurship, Accounting, and Citizenship and Civic Engagement, is this spring’s Blackstone Launchpad engagement scholar at Syracuse University. The engagement scholar position was created as a part of LaunchPad’s goal to increase social enterprise ventures across the campus.

Throughout her time at Syracuse, Perez has become interested in merging the campus community with the Syracuse city community in order to create impact and sustainability through social entrepreneurial efforts. Her involvement with a variety of departments and organizations both on and off campus has inspired her to focus on assessing community needs and finding solutions through interdisciplinary thinking (or interconnectivity of different groups).

As this semester’s Blackstone LaunchPad Engagement Scholar, Perez will assist professional staff in programming with a focus on social entrepreneurship and civic ventures. The goal is to encourage more students to think about and get engaged in civic entrepreneurship. She will be helping increase the participation and communication between students engaged in entrepreneurship across the campus, and organize and implement programs to include guest speakers, panels, workshops, and idea competitions.