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Elsevier Poll: Share your Views

casting a vote

The UC Libraries and Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) are co-sponsoring a short 3-minute poll * (requires UCSF authentication) to gauge the impact on loss of access to current Elsevier content via the ScienceDirect platform on the UC community. We very much want to hear from you, even if you feel you are not significantly affected by the Elsevier situation. All questions are optional and no personally identifiable information is required. … Read more

Update on UC’s Negotiations with Elsevier and Other Publishers

negotiating table

As 2020 gets underway, we realize that many of you are curious about the status of the UC’s negotiations with Elsevier, which stalled last year. More on that as well as a survey about the Elsevier impact follows directly below.  Meanwhile, there has also been progress on several other fronts as UC works to advance open access to UC research in alignment with the UC Academic Senate’s goals and in partnership with a diverse range … Read more

Meet the Maker – Dr. Crystal Zhou

picutre of 3D printed GI tract

This week’s maker is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, Crystal Zhou, PharmD, APh, AHSCP, BCACP. We caught up with Dr. Zhou in between classes to see what she has been making in the Makers Lab. Q: What did you make? The School of Pharmacy partnered with the UCSF Makers Lab to create 3D models of the GI tract (from esophagus to rectum) and liver. Q: Why did you want to make it? The Applied Patient … Read more

Protocol Service from

Have a research protocol you’d like to share with other researchers? You might have seen the announcement that the University of California system has a three-year premium subscription for, a platform for collaborative research and an open repository of research protocols. One of the benefits of this pilot is a service offered by to import and format an existing protocol for you. Here’s how it works: Send the protocol you wish to … Read more

Welcoming the new AUL for Research and Learning

Micquel Little

I am pleased to announce that Micquel Little has been appointed Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Learning. She holds a BA and MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from St. John Fisher College. Micquel has substantial leadership experience and a contagious attitude for collaboration. Her leadership philosophy focuses on the development and support of librarians and staff. Micquel cultivates flexible, dynamic, user-centered teams to meet the changing needs of faculty … Read more

Meet the Maker – Dr. Manuel Pardo

picture of spinal epidural anesthesia training model

This week’s maker is Professor of Clinical Anesthesia in the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, Dr. Manuel “Manny” Pardo, Jr. We caught up with Manny to take a closer look at the training model he’s been working on for spinal epidural anesthesia. Q: What did you make? I made a thoracic epidural procedure training model.  Q: Why did you want to make it? Learning to perform procedures safely and efficiently is an important … Read more

CLE Updated to Moodle 3.7

fireworks celebration

The CLE was updated to Moodle 3.7 on January 2, 2020. Here is a quick preview of the new and updated features. Toggle Fullscreen This new feature adds a small button at the upper right of the center content area on all course pages. Clicking it causes any right-side blocks to essentially disappear, and the center content area to expand into the space occupied by the blocks. Clicking the button again brings the blocks back. Being … Read more