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The UCSF Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) is on track for construction to begin in February, now that the second floor of the Parnassus Campus Library has been completely emptied. The TLC will be an integrated facility consisting of a simulation and clinical skills education center, technology-enhanced active-learning classrooms, computing labs, and communications technology to support telehealth education. The Center is a signature project for education across all programs at UCSF.
With the closure of the 2nd floor, visit the temporary Technology Commons on the 5th floor and the new Copy/Cashier service window on the 3rd floor.
An exhibit about the TLC is now on display on the first floor of the Parnassus Campus Library. You can also visit the TLC website to learn more about the project, view photos and plans, and read project updates. Subscribe to an RSS feed for updates or follow @ucsf_tlc on Twitter.
The class schedule for January - April 2010 is currently available. The Library continues to offer basic and advanced training in PubMed@UCSF, EndNote, and RefWorks. Other hands-on classes include Google Search Tips & Tricks, Grants & Funding Sources, and Introduction to Podcasting. All of the classes are free.
UCSF personnel can sign up for classes on using the Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) and other instructional media.
Five classes are scheduled at SFGH, including Online Nursing Resources and Current Awareness for Research.
Are you looking for funding opportunities to support your research or other scholarly works?
Community of Science (COS) Funding Opportunities lists available grants from sources around the world, including U.S. federal agencies, private foundations, national and local governments, corporations and professional associations/societies, and more.
On December 16 the Parnassus Library's 2nd floor will close for the year-long construction of the new Teaching and Learning Center, which opens in January 2011. Several library services are moving to new locations as a result of this move:
The UCSF Library is a valuable resource for support of optics research.
For starters, the Library offers access to Optics InfoBase, a portal to the major journals published by the Optical Society of America. These include the Journal of the Optical Society of America (A and B); Optics Letters; and Optics & Photonics News.
The Library also provides comprehensive access to the SPIE Digital Library, a comprehensive resource for research in optical science and engineering, electronic imaging, biomedical optics, and microelectronics. The SPIE Digital Library grows significantly each year, and includes the complete text of over 280,000 articles published since 1990. Journals in the Library include the Proceedings of SPIE, the Journal of Biomedical Optics, Optical Engineering, the Journal of Electronic Imaging, and the Journal of Microlithography, Microfabrication, and Microsystems.
Since Summer 2008 the UC Libraries have been testing a pilot version of a replacement for the current Melvyl Catalog, which contains library holdings for all ten UC campuses. Members of the UCSF community are encouraged to test the pilot, called Melvyl@UCSF, and offer feedback on how well it meets their needs. The UCSF version is available at http://ucsf.worldcat.org/.
The pilot features a single interface that searches for physical and electronic sources at all UC Libraries, those of libraries around the world, and UC books digitized by Google. It also searches for article references in medicine and health, education, U.S. government publications, and general topics. UC-eLinks tells you whether UCSF has access to the articles.
Several new features have been implemented since the start of the pilot. You can now
California is the most populous state in America and one of the most diverse societies on the globe. For the health policy researcher, this means that California generates a trove of statistics that can be plumbed in order to develop and answer research questions.
Produced by the influential RAND Corporation, RAND California provides access to almost 150 statistical databases. These databases are updated at varying intervals and contain information from employment data to “quality of life” measures to government expenditures at the local, state, and federal level in California. Anyone in need of statistical information about the Golden State should visit RAND California before going anywhere else.
UCSF researchers looking to start a new journal should look no further than the University of California’s new and improved eScholarship. Designed to maximize access for readers and to increase citations for authors, eScholarship is entirely free. Authors maintain their copyright, and can freely distribute work in eScholarship as much as they would like. As Dr. Keith Yamamoto of UCSF says, “eScholarship can be seen as a call to action, challenging scholars to use its services to regain control over the distribution of their work.”
For more information about eScholarship, check out the 1 minute video on the eScholarship home page.