Auburn University Libraries recently subscribed to Material ConneXion's online Materials Database, which can be used to access information on over 6,500 materials for design, building, and manufacturing. Material ConneXion focuses on collecting the most advanced, innovative, and sustainable materials from around the world.
Materials in the database are categorized by their composition (polymer, natural, metal, glass, etc.). They can be searched by keyword, manufacturer, or country. With Advanced Search, you can narrow your search by selecting physical properties (such as translucent, flexible, or good impact resistance), usage (fire resistant, outdoor use, acoustics, etc.), sustainability (non-toxic, recycled, etc.), or processing (weldable, printable, etc.).
Here's the link: AU Libraries' portal to Material ConneXion.
You can also get into the Material ConneXion database through the LADC's home page, lib.auburn.edu/ladc. Under "Search for E-Resources," click on "databases", and you'll find the link to Material ConneXion under M.
The LADC's upper level has been painted and carpeted. A crew from the LADC and the main library helped complete the shift of books from temporary shelving downstairs back up to their permanent location upstairs. (It took two weeks of assembling shelving and moving books!) Our shelves' wooden end panels and pieces of our wooden furniture have been sent to be stripped and stained.
Temporary study tables and lounge furniture provide a place for quiet study and reading upstairs while we await new furniture. Options for new furniture have been displayed on our bulletin board so that members of the CADC and all library users may give us feedback on the choices.