Finding Software on Campus Lab Computers

 

BLB Commons computer closeupLooking for specific software like MATLAB, SPSS, AutoCAD, or SolidWorks?

Search ACMS computers by software offerings at http://micros.ucsd.edu/softwareLookup/index.php?action=software

Select programs may also be available on your own personal device through  ACMS’ Virtual Lab client

Let us know if you can’t find what you need, or don’t have the right access. Leave a comment below or email us at LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.

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UC Libraries Become Hub for Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) DPLA 2brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world online. An online library into the United States’ historical and cultural heritage, DPLA aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more.

The UC Libraries have recently joined the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) as a Content Hub. In our role as a DPLA Content Hub, the California Digital Library will be sharing metadata records from Calisphere, a website containing approximately 250,000 digital primary source objects contributed by libraries, archives, and museums across the state of California– including unique content from across the UC Libraries. Because of the increased exposure, the UC Libraries’ digital resources will have a broader, nationwide audience that will be able to find and discover unique collections maintained across the UC Libraries.

Browse and search DPLA’s collections by timeline, physical location via a map, a virtual bookshelf, and faceted search. You can also save and share customized lists of items; explore digital exhibitions; and interact with DPLA-powered apps in the app library. Never has our cultural heritage been so easy to explore!

Have you tried the shared puzzles in the Library?

If  not, stop by the shared puzzle table on the second floor near the Reference Assistance Desk (RAD)  just to the left of the photo copier.

Oldes but Goodies - box cover re-sized

If not, stop by the East Learning Commons (G2E) and work on latest shared puzzle on that table.

The Furniture Demo Lounge has new samples!

The viewing and testing period has been extended for a short time. A new group study piece has been added. Come over to the Geisel Two East Learning Commons (G2E) and test them for yourself.

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We want your opinion so use the feedback forms posted around the room to share your thoughts with us. In addition, feedback is always welcome at learningspaces.ucsd.edu

Sharing Julia Child’s Appetite for Life

Internationally recognized biographer Noel Riley Fitch offers some food for thought in “Sharing Julia Child’s Appetite for Life,” the title of her keynote address at the Library’s recent Dinner in the Library event now available for viewing on UCTV’s The Library Channel.

Fitch gives a revealing look into how Child’s passion for French cuisine made her a culinary icon to generations of Americans. Julia came of age in what Fitch jokingly called “The Golden Age of Food Processing,” when Julia, as a student at Smith College, would ravenously consume jelly-filled donuts, brownies with chocolate sauce, and other “tasty junk food.” At 6’3,” said Fitch, Julia was always hungry but was not all that interested in food per se. It would be many years before Julia became interested in French cuisine, laboring for a decade on her first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which launched her as a culinary icon.

Fitch’s book, Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child, was the only biography exclusively authorized by Julia Child; her other subjects include fellow Paris expats Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Beach and Anais Nin.

http://www.uctv.tv/shows/28563

UCTV Julia Child Fitch

 

Mobile Whiteboards Available!

mobile whiteboard

Want to draw out diagrams or work out equations visually? There are now multiple mobile whiteboards dispersed throughout the Geisel East Learning Commons area for student use while studying. Students may check out white board markers and erasers from the Circulation desk in the front lobby of Geisel Library.

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Books and Bytes

The UC San Diego Library is on the leading edge in the digital library world.  Books Bytes alumni mag

The fall issue of Triton Magazine, features the Library in the cover story, Books & Bytes, and provides an in-depth look at the “Digital Shift” that most libraries (including ours) have been experiencing. Learn more about our activities – both bytes and books—in this recent cover story. The UC San Diego Library is a national leader in managing this evolution.

 

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Information Management Workshops in November

Upcoming workshops to help you manage your research:

Managing Citations
Nov 13 (Thurs), 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Geisel Lib Bldg Classroom 1
Register

This session will provide an introduction to a variety of tools for managing papers and citations including EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley and discuss how to choose the tool that’s right for you.

Refworks
Nov 19 (Wed), 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Biomed Lib Bldg Classroom 3
Register

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.

EndNote
Dec 4 (Thurs), 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Geisel Lib Bldg Classroom 1
Register

Writing a research paper and need to manage your references? Using EndNote already, but want to learn about its “power” features (e.g., Connect, “Cite While You Write,” etc.)? Take this workshop to learn to build your own EndNote reference library and work with Word to write your paper and seamlessly create bibliographies. Note: We use examples from life sciences databases, but attendees from other departments are welcome.

That’s the Ticket: Voting in the 19th Century

“That’s the Ticket: Voting in the 19th Century,” a new exhibit on display in UC San Diego’s Geisel Library, features a wide Ballots NewHampshire1884RepPresStCounty-190range of voting ballots or tickets that were used during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The ballots are the property of Samuel Kernell, a professor of Political Science at UC San Diego and co-author (with Erik J. Engstrom) of the new book “Party Ballots, Reform, and the Transformation of America’s Electoral System.” The book explores the fascinating and puzzling world of 19th and early 20th century American elections.

Ballots NewHampshireDem1882ExampleOfPaster-215According to Kernell, up until the late 1820′s, voting by voice was the prevalent practice for electing candidates for public office. A number of factors made it necessary to transition to a paper ballot system of voting, including the profusion of elective offices with too many voters voting for too many offices, both of which made voice voting impractical. The new practice of voters publicly submitting a party ballot, however, ushered in numerous possibilities for party patronage and outright voter fraud. With a single ballot — or ticket, as ballots were referred to then– affecting so many offices, party politicians sought to mobilize as many supporters as possible. And, since the voting was public, they could confirm that a voter voted “correctly,” which enabled party bosses to promise services, jobs, and even direct bribes–$5 gold pieces in the 1880 election–were offered up to persuade supporters to go to the polls. By 1880, some presidential elections were generating a nearly 80 percent turnout. It was not until the last decade of the 19th century, that Australian ballot reform swept the nation. This led to the private voting and state-supplied ballot listing of the various political parties’ candidates for each of the offices, which reflects our current voting process.

That’s the Ticket: Voting in the 19th Century is on display through December 22nd on the main floor of Geisel Library.

What Is Open Access? / Being Open As an Early Career Researcher

From Erin McKiernan, Being Open As an Early-Career Researcher, presented UT Austin, October 17, 2014, and earlier this year at SPARC.

And from PhD Comics, Open Access Explained.

 

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