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UCSF Library News

  • 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

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    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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  • Extended Access to Library Computer Lab at Mission Bay

    Mission Bay Computer Lab in CC151

    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.

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  • Welcome, New Students!

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    Welcome to UCSF! Before you get too busy, take a moment to review these useful resources:

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