Closing the Loop On 3D Printing

By Thienthy Nguyen, Jenny Tai, Dylan Romero, and Dr. Alexis Dang 3D printing has been rapidly gaining traction outside of industrial use, consequently becoming more accessible for the common consumer. The production of affordable desktop printers under $1000 and the online distribution of open-source software has opened up new opportunities for hobbyists and professionals of educational institutions, allowing them the ability to explore both creative and health science applications. A Brief History Production material is … Read more

VisualDx Trial Now Available

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The UCSF Library is happy to announce that we have set up a short-term trial to VisualDx from now through January 15, 2018. Best known for its extensive image library, VisualDx combines a diagnostic framework with visualization of disease. This resource was developed to assist medical practitioners in clinical decision-making by providing peer-reviewed, evidence-based information at the point of care. This tool aims to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety by … Read more

Expanding Library Access: Responding to our students

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From Dan Lowenstein, Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost As a UCSF alum, faculty member, physician, and now its EVCP, my experience with the Library comes from many perspectives. I have seen time and time again that the Library is a vital place for community, collaboration, and change at UCSF. One aspect of change that the Library has boldly stepped forward to explore is space – specifically, space in the Parnassus Library. In 2015, we received … Read more

Stories from the Makers Lab: A Proof of Concept

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When the Makers Lab opened in April 2016, we were eager to explore 3D printing applications for UCSF. We soon learned there are countless applications for this technology at a health science institution. Even better, there are some incredible applications for us right here in the UCSF Library, specifically for the Library’s Archives & Special Collections department and the Makers Lab. Connecting the new with the old may not immediately appear to be a great … Read more