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Introducing Dryad!

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The UCSF Library is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Dryad, an open-source, research data curation and publication platform. Dryad, which recently merged with the UC platform Dash, is available as a free service for all UCSF researchers to publish and archive their research data. Dryad is integrated with hundreds of journals and is an easy way to openly publish data and comply with funder and publisher mandates. With Dryad you can: Upload up … Read more

Open Access Publishing with Cambridge Journals Begins

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Earlier this year, we shared news about exciting changes to UC’s agreement with Cambridge University Press that will make it easier and more affordable for UC authors to publish open access (OA) in Cambridge’s journals. Those changes are now here! As of September 19, authors will see UC’s discounted OA publishing option when they go through the manuscript submission and publication process. For specifics on how the process works, visit the UC Office of Scholarly … Read more

New Turnitin Integration for the CLE Fall quarter 2019!

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Turnitin is a web-based plagiarism prevention service that is now integrated to the CLE. Instructors can create assignments to check the originality of a student’s work or use it as an educational tool to teach students how to work with sources and to improve paraphrasing and quoting skills. Turnitin has three main features: Similarity Report – a flexible document that provides a summary of matching or similar text in submitted work compared against a huge … Read more

UC Pilots to Benefit Research and Education

Having a clear and detailed methods section in research journal articles is one the most effective approaches to improve research reproducibility. Reproducibility is a focus of open research as a means to improve scientific practice and reduce inefficiencies created by the inability to recreate previously performed research. The University of California is dedicated to providing resources to help improve research, and is funding a three-year pilot of the platform for developing and sharing research … Read more

Archives Month 2019

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October is American Archives Month, and UCSF Archives and Special Collections is celebrating with a number of events and news items in the coming weeks to showcase our work as custodians of Health Sciences and UCSF History. Tues October 1: EXHIBIT | They Were Really Us: Opening Reception + Self-Guided Tours Join us at noon for an exhibit opening: They Were Really Us: The UCSF Community’s Early Response to AIDS highlights ways individual professionals affiliated … Read more

Students: is your laptop/phone/tablet secure?

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The unending cycle of progressive IT security, ensuring that the UCSF enterprise is as secure as possible, can cause confusion when it comes to your own laptop, phone or tablet. The Library Tech Commons Help Desk can provide one-on-one hands-on tech support for enrolled UCSF students for their own devices. Let us help you reduce your anxiety or confusion about IT security compliance. Users often comment they wished they had sought tech support earlier. How … Read more

Open Access Week 2019: October 21-27

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Join the UCSF Library in celebrating 2019 International Open Access Week! Open Access (OA) is the free, immediate, worldwide access to research publications and other outputs, and the right to share and re-use these outputs. Open for whom? Equity in open knowledge OA Week is in its 12th year, and this year’s theme is Open for whom? Equity in open knowledge. We invite you to both celebrate OA and to explore how open scholarship can … Read more

Memory Lives On: Documenting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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Join UCSF Archives and Special Collections for this interdisciplinary symposium exploring and reflecting on topics related to archives and the practice of documenting the stories of HIV/AIDS. Through donations received from our generous supporters, we have been able to reduce symposium ticket prices to $30 allowing a broader audience of students and community members to attend the event. We are also continuing to take applications for a limited number of scholarships to attend free of … Read more

Stories from the Makers Lab: Designing for Surgical Biopsy in the Library

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If you have kept up with us in the past year, you may have seen silicone suturing pads, partial-task trainers, and the plethora of other innovative applications for health science simulation at UCSF that can be made cost-effectively using 3D printing and other emerging technologies right here in the Library. In the Makers Lab, we are excited to continue our exploration into this area of innovation to support the development of ideas that arise from … Read more