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Due to significant budget cuts across the UC system, the UCSF Library must cut online journal titles more aggressively than in the past. Journal subscription costs represent the single largest amount of the Library's collection budget. For 2011, the UC Library system is coordinating a review of several publisher journal packages that are up for renewal in order to bring costs down.
An exhibit on the 5th floor of the Library features key historic texts in the history of occupational health, ranging from the 15th to the 20th century.
On display are several editions of Bernardino Ramazzini's De Morbis Artificum (considered the founding work of occupational medicine), including the first edition and the first English edition, Diseases of Tradesmen. Earlier works, such as a rare edition of Stockhausen's Libellus De Lithargyrii Fumo Noxio Morbificio, describe diseases of miners.
The exhibit includes works by Charles Thackrah, Florence Nightingale, Horace Vernon, Alice Hamilton, and other significant contributors to the field.
The exhibit will be on view through August 26, in the display cases outside the Technology Commons.
Please read the attached letter regarding a possible boycott of Nature Publishing Group journals by UC faculty. We urge you to read this important update, which has been jointly prepared by the University Libraries and the University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication. Please contact me directly with your comments and concerns.
The Library is looking for partners for the renewal of the Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA) subscription. IPA is a software program that helps researchers model, analyze, and understand the complex biological and chemical systems at the core of life science research.
The store is selling note cards and t-shirts displaying images from the UCSF Library's Archives & Special Collections.
Note cards feature images from the UCSF Historical Photograph Collection and the UCSF Japanese Woodblock Print Collection. T-shirts feature images from the UCSF Japanese Woodblock Print Collection and are available in black or white, in a variety of sizes and styles.
Expect to see more products and images added to the store in the coming months!
No time to run to the Library to copy an article? Let us do it for you!
Did you know that most Document Express requests to scan and email print articles are filled the same day, if submitted by 3 pm? Get the article you need delivered to your inbox as a PDF. Learn more about Document Express.
Document Express is a fee-based delivery service for journal articles located in the UCSF Library. For access to books and materials located elsewhere, see the Request Materials area on the library website.
Construction of the new Teaching and Learning Center on the Library's second floor is proceeding quickly. As walls are framed, the planning committees are busy making preparations for the opening in January 2011. A campuswide open house is already planned for the week of January 18.
With construction comes dust and noise. Students and other visitors are encouraged to stop by the main service desk and request a pair of earplugs. Bear with us -- the end is in sight!
Photo by Malvin Whang, AIA LEED AP, Harley Ellis Devereaux.