Project Euclid journals un-reachable

The mathematics and statistics journals found on Project Euclid are not accessible today due to server problems at Cornell. They expect the site to be functioning by tomorrow November 15, 2017.

Paul Blackburn Audio Collection Now Online

Posted On: November 13, 2017

The UC San Diego Library is pleased to announce the launch of our latest digital collection, the Paul Blackburn Audio Collection. These digitized recordings feature poetry readings, lectures, conversations, and correspondence recorded on reel-to-reel tape by Paul Blackburn from 1960 to 1971 in New York City.

Paul Blackburn portrait

Blackburn was a cornerstone of the New York Poetry scene – In addition to writing his own poetry and translating such writers as Octavio Paz and Julio Cortázar, Blackburn played an important role in organizing and attending poetry readings throughout New York City and hosted his own poetry radio show, Contemporary Poetry on WBAI in New York.  These events provided opportunities for both established and unknown writers to participate in the New York poetry community. He recorded these readings, lectures, conversations about poetry with friends, as well as radio and news broadcasts.

The editor of Blackburn’s posthumously published Collected Poems (1985), Edith Jarolim, has called this collection “the most comprehensive oral history of the New York poetry scene between the late 1950s and 1970.” An example of its rarities is the only known recording of an interview by the poet Mina Loy. Among others, the collection includes recordings of

The first release of this collection includes over 100 recordings featuring over 100 poets, now available for streaming. Subsequent releases will bring the total number of recordings to over 200 available for online streaming and about 50 descriptions of recordings that can be made available onsite at UC San Diego Library’s Special Collections & Archives.  We anticipate having the entire digital collection complete by February 2018.  Read more…

New Popular Science Reading – November 2017

Posted On: November 9, 2017

Did you know we have a popular science reading collection?

Browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to get a call number. The books are shelved on the main (2nd) floor in the Geisel West Wing, near the Research Assistance Desk and New Books shelf. If the one you want is checked out, just place a request in the Library catalog to have the book recalled and held for you when it’s returned.

Covers of new books from the PopSci collection

Coffee With Our Librarians!

Posted On: November 7, 2017

Wireless Problems with American Physical Society Journals?

Posted On: November 6, 2017

Update: APS has fixed the wireless access problem. If you run into login issues, please Ask a Librarian.

The Library has verified that certain ranges of the UCSD protected wireless on the western side of campus are being denied access to the Physical Review family of scientific journals. We’ve notified CDL to get the problem fixed. In the meantime, if you are asked to login when using the journals on campus and you are using UCSD protected wireless, please also use web VPN (EasyConnect) by following these instructions.

Film Screening & Food Drive: A Place at the Table

Posted On: November 2, 2017Producers from the film A Place at the Table

Film Screening: A Place at the Table
Monday, November 20, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

A recent study found “that levels of food insecurity among households with students in four-year colleges and vocational education were 11.2 and 13.5 percent, respectively, in 2015—rates that are largely similar to national levels.” In addition, 50 million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table is a 2012 documentary film directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, with appearances by Jeff Bridges, Raj Patel, and chef Tom Colicchio. The film tells the powerful stories of three Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat, and examines how you think about the hungry.

Open to the public. All are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
Feel free to bring your lunch and leave early or come late to accommodate your schedule.

Food Drive

If you can, please bring non-perishable food donations for the UC San Diego Triton Food Pantry.  They are especially looking for: canned meats (like chicken, tuna), cereal, peanut butter, and top ramen. See video on the Triton Food Pantry facebook page.

For information about accessible parking on campus, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gayatri Singh, gasingh@ucsd.edu.

This event is hosted by the Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

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Tech Devices Need a Charge?

 

Posted On: October 31, 2017

The Library offers many ways to recharge your technology and communication devices. Look for 3 types of free-standing charging stations throughout the two buildings. Individual chargers are available from the Tech Lending Program and charging lockers are available near Geisel’s Information Desk.

The Chinese Typewriter & the Future of It

Posted On: October 31, 2017

You’re invited for a fascinating discussion with Stanford historian Tom Mullaney about the history of the Chinese Typewriter on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Geisel’s Seuss Room from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

In his new book, The Chinese Typewriter: A HistoryMullaney tells the story of a fascinating series of experiments, prototypes, failures and successes in the century-long quest for a workable Chinese typewriter.

The book examines China’s development of a modern, nonalphabetic information infrastructure encompassing telegraphy, typewriting, word processing, and computing. This project has received three major awards and fellowships, including the 2013 Usher Prize, a three-year National Science Foundation fellowship, and a Hellman Faculty Fellowship. Today, not only have Chinese characters prevailed, they form the linguistic substrate of the vibrant world of Chinese information technology — transforming global communications and technology.

To register for the event, click here. For information about accessible parking on campus, click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Samuel Tsoi at stsoi@ucsd.edu.  This event is free and open to the public.

New Database for Ceramic Phase Diagrams

Posted On: October 31,2017

Phase Equilibria Diagrams Online banner

The Library recently licensed Phase Equilibria Diagrams (PED) Online. Produced by NIST and the American Ceramic Society, PED Online is a database of 26,500 critically evaluated phase diagrams for ceramic systems.

Sample phase diagramYou can search PED Online by commentaries and diagrams by chemical system, author, or publication year, and view a diagram’s chemical system, figure number, figure notes, references, commentary and footnotes. With a downloadable PED viewer, you can also manipulate the diagrams with zoom in/out, lever rule, curve follow, mirror, Mol% to Wt% or Wt% to Mol% and built-in calculator.

The first time you use PED Online, you’ll get information about the browser/Java requirements, and a link to download the viewer.

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Geisel After Dark 2017

Posted On: October 27, 2017

Don’t miss the 4th annual Geisel After Dark Library Student Success & Safety Information Fair on Thursday, November 2 from 8-10 p.m. in Geisel’s Seuss Room.

Enjoy free snacks, games, and activities while learning how different campus and Library departments, units, and programs can help you succeed at UCSD! The event’s focus is on student support, resources, services, and safety. Highlights include a R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) demonstration. Stop by for a chance to win one of several $20 TritonCash gift cards!

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