UC San Diego Library Receives Gift of New Dr. Seuss Materials

Annual birthday celebration set for March 3rd with exhibit of new materials.   DrSeuss7_2014

Every year the University of California, San Diego Library, the world’s repository for the original works of Dr. Seuss, holds a campus birthday party to celebrate the March 2 birthday of Dr. Seuss. The party will be held at noon on Monday, March 3, but it’s the UC San Diego Library that is getting the gift–a gift of more than 1500 additional items donated by Audrey Geisel from the personal archive of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the reading public as Dr. Seuss.

“I am pleased about more of Ted’s work and memorabilia being in Mandeville Special Collections at Geisel Library,” said Audrey Geisel. “His Seuss history will be preserved for posterity.”

DrSeuss4_2014 The recently donated materials, which are being added to the Dr. Seuss Collection in the Library’s Mandeville Special Collections, include hundreds of rough sketches and drawings for a variety of unpublished projects such as “Cat Ballooning,” “The Pet Shop,” “Bee Watches,” “How Welk Can You Spelk,” “The Clock Book,” and “Arabian Adventures.” Geisel’s ink drawings for a version of “Daisy Head Mayzie” are among the materials donated, as is “Tex McTarbox and the Fountain of Youth,” the latter, in Geisel’s words “the treatment for half of a screen play which I thought had great possibilities for mirth.”

“The UC San Diego Library is thrilled to receive this addition of creative materials to our fabulous Dr. Seuss Collection,” said Brian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian. “We greatly treasure our Dr. Seuss materials and view Ted Geisel as much more than one of the most popular authors of children’s books. He is also a symbol of extreme creativity and DrSeuss1_2014 innovation, values that are part of this University’s DNA.”

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebration, a selection of the new materials are now on display at Geisel Library and will continue to be exhibited until the end of March.

Images copyrighted by © Dr. Seuss Enterprises

UC San Diego Press Release

Author Talk & Book Signing, William Lanouette

“Leo Szilard: The Man Behind the Bomb”

A talk and book signing by William Lanouette, author of the new edition  GeniusShadow_authortalk
of Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard.

WHEN:  March 5th, 2015,  11am-Noon

WHERE:  UCSD Faculty Club

Szilard, known as “the father of the atomic bomb,” was a key figure in
the establishment of the Manhattan Project.  He eventually worked to
outlaw nuclear weapons. His second career after physics was biology, and
he spent his final days as one of the first members of the Salk
Institute.

The UC San Diego Library holds Szilard’s archive and has recently
received a federal grant to digitize his papers (press release).

The event is free and open to the public.

The Faculty Club’s buffet lunch will be available, at the standard price,
after the talk.

Public Beta Launch: UC San Diego Library’s Digital Collections Website

We are excited to announce the public beta launch of the UC San Diego Library’s Digital Collections website.

The Digital Collections website contains more than 65,000 digital items that include documents, photographs, audio, video, and data sets that are unique to the UC San Diego Library.                          DAMS4

Unique Digital Collections include the Baja California Collection, the Dr. Seuss Collection, the Missions of Alta California, the Spanish Civil War Collection, the Tuzin Archive for Melanesian Anthropology, and UC San Diego History.

The Digital Collections also contain more than 6,000 digital objects of research data gathered by campus researchers as part of UC San Diego’s The Research Cyberinfrastructure Program.

We are in a test phase before replacing our current site: https://libraries.ucsd.edu/digital/ Help us by being a beta tester. We encourage you to use the “Help” menu of the site to report bugs or to submit any suggestions for improvement.

The new Digital Collections website incorporates responsive web design so you can browse the site on all your devices. Browse and discover the unique collections contained in our Digital Collections website at: Browse by Collection.

And, bookmark the UC San Diego Library Digital Collections website at:  http://library.ucsd.edu/dc

 

New Shared Puzzle in G2W

Love a fun challenge? Need a study break but still want to stay in the Library? Check out the community puzzle in  Geisel, floor 2 west wing.  A community puzzle is on a table   just to the left of the photocopy machine. Once the puzzle has been completed, it will be replaced.

Survival and Death: What Made you Know the Nazis Would Kill you? – with Peter Gourevitch

20140212_hlhwIn this talk Peter Gourevitch explores the dynamics of “lessons to be learned” from the Holocaust. Drawing on the experience of a grandmother who fled and survived in the United States, and an uncle who stayed and died in Auschwitz, he discusses information that made some perceive the danger and others to ignore it. What factors made his grandmother sense the danger, and her brother  neglect it?

peter.gourevitchA political scientist and professor emeritus at UC San Diego, Gourevitch emphasizes the role political activism played in alerting some individuals to the impending threat from the destruction of democracy.

Sponsored by Charlie Robins

When: Wednesday March 12, 2014, 5 pm

Where: UC San Diego, Geisel Library, Seuss room

Who: everyone welcome – refreshments provided

For more information contact the program coordinator Susanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661 or visit our website at libraries.ucsd.edu/hlhw.

ChemDraw @ UCSD (+ ChemDraw for iPad)

Just a reminder that UC San Diego faculty, staff and students have access to ChemBioDraw (aka ChemDraw). This is a campus-wide license, funded by a joint contribution from ACMS and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The Windows version includes ChemBioDraw as part of the larger ChemBioOffice Ultra suite (complete list of programs here). ChemBioDraw is available for Mac users. PerkinElmer offers a rich collection of training webinars, shorter video clips, and support resources.

To get ChemBioOffice/ChemBioDraw:

  • Register with PerkinElmer (formerly CambridgeSoft), using your ucsd.edu email address.
  • Once ACMS confirms your status, they will email you the instructions to download and activate the software. Please contact ACMS (software@ucsd.edu) if you have any questions. Note: the Library does not manage the registrations or downloads.

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What Equipment Do You Want in the Geisel Media Lab?

Do you want to win $20 in Triton Cash? Enter our drawing by completing a short survey on multimedia  to drawing to be included in the drawing!

 

Do you use multimedia for your research or coursework? We’re in the process of creating a multimedia lab in the Geisel Library building.  We want this lab to have everything you will need to create digital videos, music, graphic designs, and more! Help us provide what you need by telling us what multimedia equipment, software and services you’d like us to include.

 

UCSD Students:  Take the survey now! 

 

Instructors:  Take the survey now!

Materials Documenting the Birth of the Nuclear Age to Be Digitized

The papers of Leo Szilard, one of the nation’s most influential scientists, will soon be digitized by the University of California, San Diego Library, thanks to a $93,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).                                                                             LeoSzilard_Einstein

The Library’s Leo Szilard materials, which extend from 1938 to 1998, chronicle the birth of the nuclear age, the work of the Manhattan Project—which Szilard helped to create—and the beginnings of the study of molecular biology. While the physicist and inventor played an essential role in the development of the atomic bomb, he was a passionate advocate for global arms control and argued for using the bomb as a deterrent, not as a force for destruction.

More than 50,000 items will be digitized, including some 550 photographs, as well as several hours of video and audio recordings. The papers include correspondence with numerous fellow scientists with whom Szilard collaborated, including Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Jonas Salk, Edward Teller, and Linus Pauling. Also included are a variety of biographical materials, such as immigration papers and passports—Szilard was born in Budapest, emigrating to the U.S. in 1938– and biographical articles and sketches.

For more information, visit http://libraries.ucsd.edu/news/releases/2014/szilard.html

Open Access and Scholarly Communications Guide

Check the library guide, “Open Access and Scholarly Communications @ UC San Diego,” for useful information about:

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Scholarly Communications Coordinator, Nancy Stimson, at nstimson@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-6321.

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