Texas Tech University Libraries Receives New Collection

ThinkTech added conference proceedings to its repository in October.


The Texas Tech University Library's institutional repository, ThinkTech, recently received and added the 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) proceedings to its online collection.

There are 190 papers about topics involving human spaceflight technology in the collection from the conference hosted in July in Tucson, Arizona. The conference covered subjects relating to thermal and environmental control and included speakers involved with NASA and Virgin Galactic. The opportunity to receive the conference papers was presented by Andrew Jackson, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, who also is a member of the ICES Steering Committee.

“The University Library is pleased to partner with Professor Andrew Jackson and the International Conference of Environmental Systems to provide access to this collection,” said Christopher Starcher, associate librarian. “For the first time, the important research presented at this conference is available online and free of charge in an open access repository.”

The collection is available online for anyone to access and will be a permanent part of the ThinkTech collection. ThinkTech is an online publishing and archival service where scholarly works are distributed and archived, according to the website. The service is available to Texas Tech students and faculty. To view the papers, click here.

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Jun 23, 2022