UCSF Archives $315,000 to digitize AIDS archives

Bobbi Campbell with "We are People with AIDS" "Not 'Victims'" posters

San Francisco, CA – The Archives and Special Collections department of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Library, in collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, has been awarded a $315,000 implementation grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The collaborating institutions will digitize about 127,000 pages from 49 archival collections related to the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the San … Read more

WWI Exhibit Opening This Week

UCSF Archives WWI Exhibit - Base Hospital No. 30 nurses

Save the date for the upcoming UCSF Archives exhibit: a Centennial Commemoration of WWI featuring UCSF’s role in the Great War, April 12, 2017 – April 2018 on the main floor of the UCSF Library at Parnassus. Recruitment poster. The exhibit recognizes the service of UCSF doctors, nurses and dentists at Base Hospital No. 30 in Royat, France. It also highlights the war-related research and care provided by UCSF scientists and healthcare providers in San … Read more

Now Playing: A UCSF Day of Discovery & Fun at the Library

students having fun

Calling all students, faculty, and staff – Join the UCSF Library and UCSF Campus Life Services Arts & Events for a day of discovery, fun, and exploration at Parnassus. See the Library and your fellow UCSF colleagues in a new light, through a series of curated activities highlighting what makes UCSF so special – you! Discover the known and unknown nooks and crannies of the Library. The fun begins with a Library Scavenger Hunt. You … Read more

Pi Day at the Library!

Flyer for Pi Day

The UCSF Library’s Data Science Initiative and the Makers Lab partnered to celebrate Pi Day on March 14 with the UCSF community. The 90-minute event showcased how the Python programming language and the Raspberry Pi computer can be used to collect and visualize data for UCSF research. Over 20 people from all across UCSF gathered in the Makers Lab and got right to work collecting temperature data. We used the Raspberry Pi’s internal temperature sensor … Read more

UCSF Commits to Make All Journals Freely Accessible

happy group

San Francisco, CA – Today faculty, administration, and library leaders from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) took a major step towards the goal of making all scholarly literature freely available to everyone by endorsing an international open access (OA) initiative called OA2020. By signing onto an Expression of Interest (EoI), UCSF will help lead the way for other US institutions. UC Berkeley and UC Davis also announced their support for OA2020 today. Open access enables scholarly … Read more

Combining traditional arts and crafts with 3D Printing

3D printed costume elements

Every year we see a plethora of creativity from people all around us during Halloween.  Here are a couple examples where good old fashion arts and crafts meets 3D printing this season.  Ysabel Ilagan used these 3D printed dinosaur teeth for the necklace of her Princess Mononoke costume. You can also see the 3D printed spear head and the 3D printed spirits of the forest in the photo. A 3D printed glow-in-the-dark spider is giving this hand carved … Read more

3d Printed Microscope


Dr. Emilio Ramos, a Resident Physician at UCSF visited the Makers Lab yesterday for his first 3d print using the Taz 5. Dr. Ramos printed a microscope that can be used with a mobile phone and a small glass bead. He printed a few different sizes that can be used for different levels of magnification. The 3d prints only took 20 minutes at a High-Quality resolution and was ready to use right away. Dr. Ramos … Read more

3D Printed Thermotaxis Platform

3D Printed Thermotaxis Platform

Kirby Leo, summer volunteer in Dr. Noelle L’Etoile’s research lab in the Dept. of Cell & Tissue Biology, 3D printed a Thermotaxis Platform she had designed using Blender. <figure> <img width=”403″ height=”537″ src=”https://www.library.ucsf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Kirby_Leo.jpg” alt=”” /> <figcaption>“This platform will be used for a temperature adaptation assay. We will observe how C. Elegans change their temperature preference when exposed to extracellular vesicles” – Kirby.</figcaption> </figure>

We’re excited….

some makers tools

To all you Makers out there. We had our final planning meeting before we open the UCSF Library Makers Lab at 2 PM on April 4, 2016. We are nervous about all we do not know, and excited about all we will learn with you as we work with you in the “lab”. So bring your creativity and sense of exploration and play and we will see you there! This blog page will be a place where … Read more

Printing Prosthetic Hands to Support a Worthy Cause

Prosthetic Hand

Ever since 3D printers were made available in the Library, I’ve wanted to join eNABLE, a volunteer organization, and help support their efforts to make prosthetic hands for those in need.   I completed my first 3D-printed hand a few weeks ago, and I’m happy to be able to share that it passed inspection, and I have been added to the list of eNABLE hand makers. I am really looking forward to working with the matching team to … Read more