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UC San Diego faculty and students – do you use the library’s website?

We want to know how it works for you!

We are looking for volunteers to have a short interview with a UC San Diego librarian and tell us how you use the library’s website – 1 hour of your time. The interviews will run from Feb. 16 to March 6 . As a thank-you for your participation, you will receive a $20 Triton gift card. First come, first served!

Tell us your status/year in school and we will get in touch!

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February Workshops – PubMed, Refworks, and Patents

The Library’s Febrary workshops (complete list for Winter 2015)

PubMed Essentials
Feb 4 (Wed), 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Biomed Lib Bldg, Classroom 3
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This hands-on workshop focuses on what every user needs to know about PubMed, whether doing a search for a specific author or topic using keywords. Learn to focus your results with limits, become familiar with the features of the advanced search screen, and know how to use UC E-Links to easily get to full text articles.

PubMed: Beyond the Essentials
Feb 18 (Wed), 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Biomed Lib Bldg, Classroom 3
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Move beyond the basics to refine and expand your searching skills. Learn about MeSH terms and how to use them in a search. Use MyNCBI and its numerous tools to keep you updated and to customize PubMed for your most frequent types of searches. Great for the frequent searcher.

Patents & Patent Searching
Feb. 12, 2015 (Tues), 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geisel Lib Classroom 1
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Patents are critically important in protecting intellectual property and companies are investing fortunes in them to safeguard their inventions. It is estimated that between 2010 and 2012 in the smartphone industry alone, over $20 billion was spent on patent purchases and litigation. Without the protection afforded by patent coverage, technological innovation would dry up.

In this class, you will learn how patents protect your intellectual property and what rights they confer, what to expect in the patent application process, how to read and interpret patent documents, and why international patents matter. Learn how you can work with the UCSD Technology Transfer Office to manage and protect your inventions. Finally, learn about free web search engines you can use to discover if your invention has already been patented. Even if you don’t have an invention on the drawing board, this class will give you valuable insight into how patents work.

Refworks
Feb 18 (Wed), 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Geisel Lib Bldg Classroom 3
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Learn how to organize your references and instantly format your research papers, articles, and other publications using APA, NLM and hundreds of other writing styles. You’ll also learn how to download references using your favorite research databases and library catalogs. Collaborate with other authors via the RefShare tool.

Another piece of the puzzle…

Have you taken the opportunity to work on the fun puzzles in the Library? If not, visit the East Learning Commons or the Reference area puzzle. Take time to enter the contest by completing a comment slip.

New UCSD Database – MarinLit (Marine Natural Products)

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The UCSD Library recently licensed the MarinLit Database. Once available only to individuals through the University of Canterbury, it was acquired in late 2013 by the Royal Society of Chemistry and now offered to campuses with a site license.

MarinLit is a text and structural searchable database of the marine natural product literature, with some unique search features and dereplication tools that are not available in our other chemical information resources. This database will be useful to anyone researching marine natural products at SIO, SSPPS, and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. There are numerous ways to search the database, including:

  • Bibliographic Information: article title and citation, author, trivial name
  • Taxonomy
  • Location
  • Compound (for dereplication of newly isolated compounds): name, structure, molecular formula, mass, UV maxima, functional groups, NMR predicted shifts

If you have questions about using MarinLit, please contact Amy Butros (abutros@ucsd.edu) or Teri Vogel (tmvogel@ucsd.edu).

New Open Access Programs from UC Press

University of California Press Expands into Open Access with Innovative Journal and Monograph Programs

UC Press today announces Collabra and Luminos, two new open access programs for journal and monograph publishing. Aligned with UC Press’s mission to build reach and impact for transformative scholarship, the programs expand publishing options for scholarly authors and researchers, make it easier for readers to find and use content, and share the monetary value generated from publishing across the academic community. Both Collabra and Luminos launch with a distinguished group of advisory board members, editors, authors, and reviewers from universities and associations around the globe.

Read more…

National Kazoo Day

National Kazoo Day
  
Join us in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library at noon on Wednesday, January 28th for a signature study break: National Kazoo Day.

Dizzy’s jazz club proprietor and kazoo afficionado Chuck Perrin will perform, and reveal his family ties to kazoo history. A new chamber work for kazoo from UCSD Alumna Linda Kernohan will be premiered, along with other new works for kazoo. And don’t miss a special “unplugged” (kazoos only) appearance by the UC San Diego Pep Band.

Free event. Free kazoo.

The kazoo is more than an annoying party favor. The instrument has serious roots in African ceremonies, masking the voice in a somber effect.

This event is open to the public and all ages are welcome. In the educational component of this show, we’ll use Library online tools to view detailed patent information about the kazoo. We’ll also reveal some surprising kazoo appearances in classical and pop music literature.

And yes, January 28th really is National Kazoo Day.

Questions? Contact Scott Paulson at spaulson@ucsd.edu or (858)822-5758.

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The Kansas City Style: A Marriage of Blues & Jazz

International jazz legend Jeannie Cheatham presents a treatise on Kansas City Blues, featuring live music, engaging storytelling, and recently rediscovered video. Jeannie will perform on piano with a jazz trio, underscoring the readings of special guests.

Jeannie’s autobiography Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On, reveals a life and career with all the great musicians of the past sixty years, from the Big Bands of Cab Calloway (“Minnie the Moocher”), Grover Mitchell (Count Basie band leader), Bill Tole (“New York, New York”), Big Mama Thornton (“Hound Dog”) to George Lewis (MacArthur “Genius” award winner). Jeannie Cheatham played piano for them all. She was trained in both the classical tradition and in the famous Kansas City jazz tradition by some of its greatest musicians: Pete Johnson, Jay McShann and Count Basie. Jeannie and her husband Jimmy Cheatham revived the Kansas City style and, with their Sweet Baby Blues Band, toured the world. Join Jeannie and surprise guests at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library.

This free Black History Month event is sponsored by the UC San Diego Library, the African & African-American Studies Resource Center and the UC San Diego Department of Music.

Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On is available through online retailers.
During the month of February, an exhibit about the Kansas City style will be on view at Geisel West, 1st floor. Jimmy Cheatham’s trombone will be on display, accompanied by an essay relaying the significance of the instrument, written by Jeannie Cheatham.
Contact: Scott Paulson, spaulson@ucsd.edu or 858-822-5758.

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Springer Mathematics & Statistics Book Archive

The UCSD Library has purchased the Springer Mathematics and Statistics Book Archive, more than 5,000 e-book titles whose original copyrights date from 1933 through 2004. This supplements the current Springer e-books 2005-present and the 21 book series already owned electronically (e.g Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Lectures Notes in Control & Information Science, Topics in Applied Physics, etc). This purchase allows UCSD students & researchers access to older books in well-known series such as Springer Texts in Statistics, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Universitext.

Springer eBooks are available as PDFs at both book and chapter level, and UCSD students, faculty and staff may purchase $24.95 MyCopy print on demand versions for most English-language titles. These ebooks are fully searchable and available for download as chapter PDFs via the Springer platform. Browse Springer books in Mathematics or Statistics to see the wealth of older, classic math books. Later this quarter, individual e-book titles will be cataloged in Roger and Melvyl.

Holocaust Living History Workshop Events/Winter 2015

All Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) Events will be held in the UC San Diego Library’s Seuss Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and are free and open to the public. For more information about the HLHW, which is sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the Judaic Studies Program, please contact Susanne Hillman, Program Coordinator, at HLHW@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661.

Jan. 21: After Auschwitz: Choosing Life – with Edith Eger

Most accounts of the Holocaust end with liberation and neglect the survivors’ postwar experience. How does one deal with the wreckage of one’s life in the aftermath of catastrophe? As a young girl Edith Eger of Kosice, Hungary, was deported to Auschwitz where both of her parents were murdered. At war’s end, she moved to the United States and became a clinical psychologist with her own practice in La Jolla. While she could have chosen to remain a permanent victim, she realized early on that true freedom can only be found by forgiving, letting go, and moving on. A prolific motivational speaker, Dr. Eger has appeared on Oprah and on Dutch national television.

Feb. 25: Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp – with Christopher Browning

Compared to the extermination camps, forced labor camps have received relatively little scholarly attention. Christopher Browning’s study of the Polish slave labor camp at Starachowice thus fills an important gap. Based on an analysis of extensive video testimony, Remembering Survival is a historical and historiographical tour de force. By illuminating a forgotten experience, Browning makes a powerful case for the value of video testimony. Browning teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His publications include Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland; Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers; and The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy.

March 11: Archival Footprints: In Search of the Grishavers – with Herman GrishaverHLHWAuschwitz women

Originally from Belgium, Herman Grishaver survived the war thanks to his family’s escape to the United States. Since retiring from his neurology practice, he has researched the fates of numerous family members during and after the Holocaust. His journey through archives on several continents has yielded surprising insights that take the audience from Antwerp to Linz and from Perpignan to Jerusalem. The result is a tapestry of stories woven from memories, images, and scraps of paper.

The talks are part of the HLHW’s ongoing efforts to broaden understanding of the past and to foster tolerance. At the events, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of local Holocaust survivors, witnesses, and others, and to learn about the Visual History Archive, the world’s largest database of Holocaust testimony. The UC San Diego Library is one of only three university libraries on the West Coast to have access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive, founded by film maker Steven Spielberg to document the stories of Holocaust survivors for his movie, “Schindler’s List.”

Crowd Sourced Collage

Have a cool photo you’d like to be shown in Geisel Library?  Send it to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu by 5 pm on Monday, January 19 and we’ll consider it for a collage we’re making for a large study room.  We welcome primarily photos about the library (interior, exterior, anything), campus (places and activities), UCSD students (studying, relaxing, playing, working, and more), and La Jolla/Southern California (scenery, city-scapes, activities, and more), but might consider others as well if you have a particular favorite.

 

Submitting photos indicates your willingness for the library to post them in a public area of the library.  You may (and are encouraged to) send photos of yourself, but please do not send photos of other identifiable people without their permission.  Please send your full name and email along with the photo(s).  Submit as many as you like.  The library will select the final photos to be displayed.

 

Direct any questions to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.

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