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  • UCSF Library Marks Open Access Week, October 18-24

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    Join the UCSF Library as we participate in the third annual Open Access Week from October 18-24. Learn about the benefits of open access publishing, which provides peer-reviewed journal articles free of charge on the web, making them easier to cite and to utilize in subsequent research.

    At UCSF, we'll host information tables during the lunch hour in Saunders Court on October 19, at Genentech Hall on October 20, and at the SFGH Barnett-Briggs Library on October 21. We'll be giving out free cookies, buttons, t-shirts, and more -- so stop by and talk to us about how to change scholarly publishing.

    Read more about Open Access Week in UCSF Today. You can also watch the Open Access Week 2010 Kick-Off Event, with a keynote by Dr. Harold Varmus (Dr. Varmus's remarks begin 7 minutes into the video).

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  • Celebrate UCSF History During Archives Month

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    October is Archives Month! Please take this opportunity to explore the resources in Library's Archives & Special Collections Department. Archives and Special Collections preserves and maintains rare and unique materials to support research and teaching in the history of the health sciences.

    Learn about the rich history of UCSF on the Library's website, A History of UCSF. The site draws on materials from Archives & Special collections and includes a chronological history, photographs, and individual essays on important figures, buildings, and special topics. New content was added recently, including biographical sketches of every UCSF Chancellor.

    The above photo of the Affiliated Colleges on Parnassus, c. 1900, is part of the UCSF Archives and is also available as a greeting card in the UCSF Library's Zazzle store. The online store carries merchandise with images from Archives and Special Collections.

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  • Take the UC Ebook Survey!

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    Participate in the University of California Libraries Academic Ebook Survey for the chance to win one of five $50 gift certificates to the UC campus bookstore of your choice!

    The University of California Libraries are surveying UC faculty, staff, and students about their preferences among print and ebooks while doing academic work. This information is being gathered to assist the UC libraries in planning future purchases, programs and services. Your participation in this survey is both voluntary and invaluable.

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  • New Titles in the Library's Collection

    View recent acquisitions to the UCSF Library collection.

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  • Cross-Database Search To Be Decommissioned

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    The Library has been running a pilot of UCSF Cross-Database Search, a tool that retrieves results from many journals and databases simultaneously. This two-year pilot will come to an end on December 31, and the service will not be continued at this point in time due to cost and low usage.

    If you've used Cross-Database Search and would like to provide feedback, or you would like to be notified if we offer a similar product in the future, please contact us.

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  • Register for New CIT Workshops

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    The Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) is offering two new workshops: Introduction to Digital Video and Introduction to Elluminate. These free classes, like Building Your First Course with the CLE and Introduction to Podcasting, are open to UCSF faculty, staff, and students.

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  • UCSF Profiles: Build Networks on Campus

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    UCSF recently launched a new online tool, UCSF Profiles, that allows researchers to search for investigators based on their expertise. The tool also reveals network relationships between investigators, such as those based on co-authorship or similar research experience.

    Brought to UCSF by the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), UCSF Profiles supports one of several new initiatives at UCSF that will leverage the power of social media to enable collaborations and advance research, teaching, and clinical goals for the university.

    Try out UCSF Profiles at http://profiles.ucsf.edu, and enter to win an iPad.

    For more information on the tool and how it was launched, read the recent UCSF Today article.

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  • Synapse Archive Now Online

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    The Library has just launched a digital archive of Synapse, the UCSF student newspaper. The paper was first published in 1957. All available print copies are now searchable through the electronic archive.

    Original copies of the paper, as well as microfilm, are available by making an appointment with the Library's Archives and Special Collections department. Current issues of the paper are accessible by visiting the Synapse website.

    Take a look at the Synapse Archive now.

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  • New Titles in the Library's Collection

    View recent acquisitions to the UCSF Library collection.

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  • Campus Wireless: Use UCSFwpa

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    UCSF students, faculty, and staff: connect your laptop or device to UCSFwpa, the secure and robust campus wireless network. Register once with your MyAccess ID to gain access to full-text articles and databases, including UpToDate and Lexi-Comp. View step-by-step instructions on connecting to UCSFwpa.

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