The Library now offers four dual monitor workstations to support users working on complex tasks and projects. The workstations are located in Geisel’s 2nd Floor Learning Commons, just in front of the Active Learning Lab.
Send questions and feedback to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu
The Library Technology Checkout Program has received a donation of 7 high end Nikon 85mm and 135mm (with defocus) lenses, left over from a Google book scanning project.
We’ll be adding these and 5 new Nikon D7000s to our checkout program at the start of Fall quarter.
Send questions or comments to LSPtech@ucsd.edu
There are 5 wireless equipped laptops available for checkout at the Biomedical Library Building! These laptops can be checked out by UC San Diego students, staff, and faculty for up to 3 hours at a time. For questions or assistance contact BLB front desk staff at (858) 534-3253
Text recognition is a hugely important capability, and it’s getting easier. Check out this new Google Chrome extension allowing text copying, translating, and even editing within a browser window.
Forget your phone or laptop charger? Need a camera for your class project?
Can’t find a video adapter to connect your laptop?
Stop by the Geisel Media Desk in 1st floor west to checkout our collection of cables, chargers, cameras, and other tech tools.
A full list of items is available on our website, or by searching “tech lending” in roger.
Send questions, suggestions, and comments to LSPtech@ucsd.edu.
The Hi-Tech Collaboration Table is designed for team learning and collaboration – it is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of media and working styles. It allows physical movement around the table in addition to having multiple configurations for users sitting in different places.
The touchscreen embedded in the tabletop enables up to four users to simultaneously connect and interact individually or collectively, and the touch-based web browser includes a virtual keyboard so all users can simultaneously access the internet. There is also a vertically-mounted Media Screen for displaying content to the group–if you want to share what you’re doing in your own section of the table-embedded screen, just grab that section with your fingertip and swipe it onto the Media Screen. Anything can be shared, and the Collaboration Table is designed to handle mixed media (e.g., PPT, Video, Images, PDF, Web). You can also share from your laptop via VGA, Thunderbolt, or HDMI cables. You can even share files stored on your USB drives by plugging in to the table. Users can annotate content with several tools, including colored lines, circles, squares, or text.
The table’s digital whiteboard mode allows users to sketch freehand with a finger or stylus to draw lines or shapes or enter text. Annotated slides can be saved to a USB flash drive or emailed directly from the table. This means fewer distractions and a more seamless group working experience – one that’s designed to optimize collaboration, rather than confound it.
It’s the last week of classes before finals week. Find and reserve group study rooms in the Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings online.
Our study rooms are equipped with whiteboards, electricity, and those on the first and second floors of Geisel include flat screen monitors that laptops can connect to. Many have beautiful views of campus and the surrounding landscape, as well as hydration stations with unlimited, filtered water in close proximity!
Need last minute help with your course projects and research papers?
The UC San Diego Library offers expert research assistance online 24/7 through our Ask a Librarian service. We have specialized research librarians in every discipline that are available to assist you online or in-person. You can even text message us for help.
Save time and energy – Ask a Librarian!
Looking 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.