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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.
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!
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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.
The UCSF Library is pleased to announce the opening of additional off-hours study space on the Mission Bay campus for UCSF students. Effective immediately, the computer lab (CC151) immediately adjacent to the Mission Bay FAMRI Library will be open all hours that the Rutter Community Center is open: Monday – Friday, 5:30am to 10:00pm; weekends and holidays, 7:30am to 8:00pm.
Faculty, researchers, and staff at the UCSF Medical Center can now access evidence-based nursing information via JBI COnNECT+, a collection of databases developed by the Joanna Briggs Institute at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.
JBI COnNECT+ offers evidence-based resources that promote and support best practices in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health. It includes:
The Library now provides access to SpringerProtocols, a database of peer-reviewed laboratory research protocols in the life and biomedical sciences. SpringerProtocols covers 15 subject collections--such as molecular medicine, biological science, and biotechnology--and contains over 600 titles from 1980-2011, including:
On July 1, the Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication and the University Librarian distributed a letter to the campus community quantifying the effects of the ongoing budget cuts on the Library.
Faculty were asked to send comments and suggestions about the effect of the cuts on their work. To date, nearly 30 faculty have responded.
The UCSF Library now has access to the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences: Collection One, a collection of over 50 lectures covering five series: Integrated Systems Physiology, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology of Medicine, the Developing Brain, and Biotechnology. Each lecture, 50-100 pages long and written by a prominent scholar in the field, synthesizes an important research or development topic in the life sciences.