#BREAKING: UCSF Welcomes New University Librarian Chris Shaffer

New UCSF University Librarian Chris Shaffer

  New University Librarian Chris Shaffer Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Christopher Shaffer has been appointed UCSF’s next university librarian (UL) and assistant vice chancellor – academic information management. Chris comes to us from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), where he currently serves as university librarian and associate professor. I am confident that Chris’ vision for the future of libraries coupled with his well-rounded experience and perspectives across UCSF’s research, clinical, … Read more

(May 20 – 21) UCSF Programming Workshop: Beginning R or Python

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DATE AND TIMESat, May 20, 2017, 9:00 AM – Sun, May 21, 2017, 5:00 PM PDT LOCATIONUCSF Mission Hall Room 1406/1407550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158 Course OverviewThis event, brought to you by the UCSF Library Data Science Initiative and UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences, is an example-driven two-day workshop that introduces the basics of R or Python, Git, and the Unix Shell. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are … Read more

oaFindr Helps you Find Open Access Articles

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UCSF has purchased a trial subscription to the oaFindr database, an open access article discovery platform. oaFindr crawls scholarly databases and the web for full-text, peer-reviewed open access articles that don’t require a subscription to read. It is continually updated and searches across open access content from publishers, as well as hundreds of institutional repositories, professional websites, and networking platforms like ResearchGate. The oaFindr bibliographic database currently boasts over 24 million records from over 65,000 … Read more