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  • Now Available: Open Access Policy Tools for UCSF

    On May 21, the UCSF Academic Senate voted on and unanimously passed an Open Access Policy for UCSF. For details, read the official press release.

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  • LGBT Resources Available from the UCSF Library

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    Updated weekly, the LGBT Life database is a premier gateway to the world's literature on issues of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. Details are available about every article ever published in historical publications such as Christopher Street and ONE. There is also coverage of book chapters, speeches, and dissertations, making LGBT Life a significant research resource.

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  • Upcoming Workshops on Publishing and Email Management

    Publishing Insider Hints and Tips

    Are you interested in getting your research published? Would you like to learn how to become more proficient and productive in preparing your manuscripts? The Chancellor’s Council on Faculty Life (CCFL) and the Library invite you to attend:

    Publishing Insider Hints and Tips

    Translational Neuroscience [register]
    Tuesday, June 26 / 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    Mission Bay, Byers Hall 215
    Christoph Schreiner, MD, PhD

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  • Beach Party in the Library for UCSF Students

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    UCSF students, stop by the Library on Wednesday, June 13, for some faux fun in the sun! Unwind from finals with an ice cream social, 5-minute chair massages, music, and more. Free while supplies last.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Parnassus Campus Library, Lange Reading Room, 5th floor

    Sponsored by UCSF Campus Life Services and the UCSF Library.

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  • Library Snapshot: A Typical Day at the UCSF Library

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    What goes on during a typical day at the UCSF Library? To find out, we interviewed people in the Parnassus Campus Library and reviewed statistics on how and where people use library resources. Take a look at the fun infographics below to get a snapshot of a day in the life of the Library (click on the images to see larger versions).

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  • UCSF Faculty Approve Open Access Policy

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    The UCSF Academic Senate has voted to make electronic versions of current and future scientific articles freely available to the public, eliminating barriers to sharing faculty research. The unanimous vote of the faculty senate makes UCSF the largest scientific institution in the United States to adopt an open access policy and one of the first public universities to do so. Read the full announcement about this important faculty initiative.

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  • Music in the Library: The Lady Crooners

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    Sibling singer-songwriters, Joseph and Nadia Krilanovich, of the newly based San Francisco band, The Lady Crooners, bring their acoustic styling of authentic music to UCSF. Join us for a lively performance of original songs from their new CD along with special guests, Andrew Blair, Ross Warner, and Bret Cohune.

    Listen to The Lady Crooners' signature blend of rootsy folk pop, beautiful harmonies, and interweaving guitars.

    There will be light refreshments and free chair massages (first-come, first-served).

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  • Donate Used Books to Support Family Literacy

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    In celebration of UCSF’s annual LivingGreen event, the UCSF Library will participate in a book drive with Better World Books through June 15. The proceeds from the books donated by UCSF patrons, the public, and the Library will benefit The National Center for Family Literacy.

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  • UCSF Faculty to Vote on Open Access Policy

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    A UCSF Open Access Policy is being proposed to make faculty scholarship more widely available and accessible. The goals of the policy are to:

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  • New Library Exhibit: Serving Our Community

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    A new library exhibit, Serving Our Community: Books Created with Material from the UCSF Library, highlights a selection of books that were created with materials collected, preserved, organized, and made accessible by several departments in the Library. Each book is accompanied by selected documents and photographs that were used by the researcher, a reference to the corresponding collection, and a QR code for easy access via smartphone.

    Among the highlighted collections are published books that used materials from:

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