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  • Music in the Library: The Matt Small and Steve Adams Duo

    Matt Small and Steve Adams

    Matt Small is hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a gifted San Francisco bassist and composer whose alluringly original music draws on a rich range of classical, jazz, and indigenous music.” Small currently leads three distinct ensembles: The Crushing Spiral Ensemble, Matt Small’s Chamber Ensemble, and The Bedlam Royals. Saxophone and flute player Steve Adams teaches at Mills College and is a member of the Rova Saxophone Quartet.

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  • TLC Orientation Day Draws Interprofessional Crowd

    Workshop in Kanbar Simulation Center

    On Tuesday, October 11, a day of workshops brought over 100 faculty, staff, students, and others to the Teaching and Learning Center on the Kalmanovitz Library's second floor. Attendees learned about clinical teaching using the Kanbar Center's simulators and standardized patients, and about the many learning technologies and techniques supported in the TLC classrooms.

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  • Library Expands Ebook Collection

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    As the book industry becomes increasingly electronic, the UCSF Library continues to build its ebook collection.

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  • Access Digitized Historic Books with HathiTrust

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    Looking for digitized versions of historic books? Try searching HathiTrust. HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries, including the University of California, working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.

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  • UCSF Library Marks Open Access Week, October 24-30

    International Open Access Week

    Join the UCSF Library as we participate in the fifth annual Open Access Week from October 24-30. Learn about the benefits of open access publishing, which provides peer-reviewed journal articles free of charge on the web, making them easy to access, share, and use in subsequent research. Open access is an alternative to the traditional subscription model, which burdens the university as costs keep rising.

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  • Mission Bay Library Now Open on Saturdays

    Students working in Mission Bay FAMRI Library

    The UCSF Library is extremely pleased to announce that the Mission Bay FAMRI Library in the Rutter Community Center is expanding its hours.

    Effective October 15, 2011, the Mission Bay Library will be open on Saturdays from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

    In addition, the computer lab (CC151) directly adjacent to the Mission Bay Library has recently extended its hours for UCSF students. The computer lab is open all hours that the Rutter Center is open. Access during non-library hours requires a valid UCSF student ID card.

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  • TLC Orientation Day: Tuesday, October 11

    Tour of Kanbar Simulation Center

    On October 11, the UCSF Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) will host a day of workshops, tours, and other opportunities to explore the TLC in depth. Learn how to take advantage of the resources available to you!

    Register for free skills development workshops in:

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  • Journals Being Considered for Cancellation

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    Every fall, the UCSF Library reviews its journal subscriptions as part of the renewal process for the upcoming year. Due to the severe UC budget crisis, the rising cost of electronic journal and database subscriptions, and the demand for electronic access, we must identify savings through the reduction of print subscription costs.

    For 2012, we are nominating 141 print journals for cancellation. With the exception of two print-only subscriptions, only the print versions would be discontinued -- all would remain available online to the UCSF community.

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  • Navigate Library Resources with Online Guides

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    The Library is pleased to present a new set of online guides, designed to help you discover the best databases, books and journals, and strategies for your research topic. Save time by accessing only the most relevant resources, hand-picked by your UCSF librarians!

    Explore featured guide topics:

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  • New Site-Specific Sculpture in Library Stairwell

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    The UCSF Library is thrilled to announce the installation of a three-story sculpture by acclaimed artist Sarah Sze in the Parnassus Campus Library's south stairwell. This dynamic piece has been described by the artist as a "suspended spinning metropolis" and can be experienced from the exterior or interior of the building.

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